Saint Etienne ‎– Foxbase Alpha

Heavenly ‎– HVNLP1SE
Box Set, Limited Edition, 25th Anniversary Edition
2 × Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Album, Reissue, Gatefold
Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single Sided

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Foxbase Alpha
A1 This Is Radio Etienne
A2 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Bass Guitar – Harvey WilliamsVocals – Moira LambertWritten-By – Neil Young
A3 Wilson
A4 Carnt Sleep
B1 Girl VII
B2 Spring
B3 She's The One
C1 Stoned To Say The Least
C2 Nothing Can Stop Us
C3 Etienne Gonna Die
D1 London Belongs To Me
D2 Like The Swallow
D3 Dilworth's Theme
Remains Of The Day
E1 Kiss And Make Up
Written-By – Wratten*, Hiscock*
E2 Filthy
Vocals – Q-TeeWritten-By – Mais*
E3 Chase HQ
E4 Sally Space
E5 Sweet Pea
F1 The Reckoning
F2 People Get Real
F3 Winter In America
Vocals – Donna SavageWritten-By – Gil Scott-Heron
F4 Speedwell
F5 Fake 88
Voice [Spoken Vocal] – Stephen Duffy
Kiss And Make Up (Demo)
G Kiss And Make Up (Demo)
Vocals – Moira Lambert

Companies, etc.



Made in the EU
℗ & © 2016 Saint Etienne Limited under exclusive license to [PIAS]

Limited to 2000 copies worldwide, the 25th anniversary edition box comes with an info sheet detailing its content:

"This limited edition vinyl set celebrates the 25th anniversary of the release of Saint Etienne's debut long player 'Foxbase Alpha'.
The set includes:
* The original album remastered and cut onto two twelve inch 45rpm discs for higher fidelity, housed in an exclusive gatefold version of the original sleeve.
* ‘Remains Of The Day’, an exclusive album that gathers together ten rare 'Foxbase Alpha'-era recordings, most of which are appearing on vinyl for the first time.
* An exclusive one-sided 7” featuring the original, previously unreleased version of ‘Kiss And Make Up’, featuring ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ singer Moira Lambert.
* A perfect bound, 12" square, 28 page book featuring many unseen photographs and artefacts from the era, plus a new interview with Bob Stanley by the Guardian's Michael Hann.
* Three 10”x 8” black and white portraits of the group.
* A perforated sheet of Foxbase Alpha trading cards.
* Exact reproductions of the original album press release and biography.
* A digital download code for all of the music."

Sticker on shrink wrap:
"Foxbase Alpha
25th anniversary edition
set includes
• three 12" vinyl discs
• exclusive 7" single
• 28 page book
plus lots more
full details on reverse of box

Some copies pre-ordered from band's web store were sent with a Foxbase Alpha plastic carrier bag.

Although the version of 'Kiss And Make Up' appearing on the 'Remains Of The Day' LP features vocals by Sarah Cracknell, the version available to download features vocals by Donna Savage.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text, as printed on box set info sheet): 5 414939 945694
  • Barcode (String): 5414939945694
  • Matrix / Runout (runout-groove side A): HVNLP1SE-A 147254M1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (runout-groove side B): HVNLP1SE-B 147254M2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (runout-groove side C): HVNLP1SE-C 147254M3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (runout-groove side D): HVNLP1SE-D 147254M4/A
  • Matrix / Runout (runout-groove side E): HVNLP1SE-E 147254E5/A
  • Matrix / Runout (runout-groove side F): HVNLP1SE-F 147254E6/A
  • Matrix / Runout (runout-groove side G): HVN-DEMO-A 147695H1/B
  • Other (Foxbase Alpha LPs catalogue number): HVNLP1SE
  • Other (Remains Of The Day LP catalogue number): HVNLP1RD
  • Other (Kiss And Make Up (Demo) 7" catalogue number): HVN4-DEMO

Other Versions (5 of 30) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HVNLP1CD Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(CD, Album) Heavenly HVNLP1CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
9 26793-2 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9 26793-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
HVNLP1CD, 4989992000 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(CD, Album, RE) Heavenly, Columbia HVNLP1CD, 4989992000 UK Unknown Sell This Version
9 26793-4, 4-26793 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(Cass, Album, AR,) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 26793-4, 4-26793 US 1991 Sell This Version
9 26793-4, 4-26793 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(Cass, Album, SR,) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 26793-4, 4-26793 US 1991 Sell This Version


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February 10, 2017
Errm, this is still available from the bands website for £50? So why charge £65 for it...


January 29, 2017
I don't have any other pressing to compare it to, but the 45 rpm 2 LP version here sounds quiet and nice, but still not super dynamic. I guess there's just not huge punch in the original recordings. There is something kind of wrong about splitting this LP across 4 sides. The additional interruptions seem to weaken the whole thing. As much as I like this album and this pressing's good sound, I probably would have done better to save some money, skip "Remains of the Day" etc. and just buy the 2016 Heavenly LP RE.


January 23, 2017
So, on the "Remains Of The Day" vinyl, you get the Sarah Cracknell vocal version of "Kiss And Make Up" but when you download the digital tracks you get the Original 12" Mix with Donna Savage singing. A little error I guess.