Saint Etienne ‎– Tales From Turnpike House

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Sun In My Morning 2:41
Milk Bottle Symphony 4:03
Lightning Strikes Twice 3:45
Slow Down At The Castle 4:42
A Good Thing 4:00
Side Streets 2:56
Last Orders For Gary Stead 4:28
Stars Above Us 3:24
Relocate 3:08
The Birdman Of EC1 2:47
Teenage Winter 5:45
Goodnight 2:30

Versions (16)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SANCD-271 Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House(CD, Album) Sanctuary Records SANCD-271 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SANDD271 Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House (2xCD, Album) Sanctuary Records, Universal Records (7) SANDD271 Philippines 2005 Sell This Version
BVCM-41036 Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House(CD, Album) BMG BVCM-41036 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
SANDD271 Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House(CD, Album + CD, EP) Sanctuary Records, Platinum (5) SANDD271 Thailand 2005 Sell This Version
SANDD271 Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House(CD, Album + CD, EP + Ltd) Sanctuary Records SANDD271 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SANPR271 Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House(CD, Album + CD, EP + Promo) Sanctuary Records SANPR271 UK 2005 Sell This Version
EA 70822 Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House(CD, Album, Ltd) EQ Music Pte. Ltd. EA 70822 Singapore 2005 Sell This Version
SANDD271 Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House(CD, Album, Unofficial) Sanctuary Records (2) SANDD271 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
none Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House(CDr, Album, Promo) Sony BMG Music Entertainment none 2005 Sell This Version
SANLP271 Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House(LP, Album) Sanctuary Records SANLP271 UK 2005 Sell This Version
none Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House(15xFile, AAC, 256 + File, Dig) Savoy Jazz none USA, Canada & UK 2006
SVY 17580 Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House(CD, Album) Savoy Jazz SVY 17580 US 2006 Sell This Version
SVY 17580 Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House(CD, Album, Club) Savoy Jazz SVY 17580 US 2006 Sell This Version
none Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House (CD, Comp, Dlx, Promo) Heavenly none UK 2010 Sell This Version
HVNLP80CDDE, 2750240 Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Dlx, RM) Heavenly, Universal UMC HVNLP80CDDE, 2750240 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
HVNLP80CD, 2759116 Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House(CD, Album, RE, RM) Heavenly, Universal UMC HVNLP80CD, 2759116 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version

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glenndh

glenndh

March 23, 2012
referencing Tales From Turnpike House, CD, Album, SVY 17580
'Dream Lover' and 'Oh My' exclusive to the US release. 'I'm Falling' is also available on the 'A Good Thing' UK 7".
scoundrel

scoundrel

January 16, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Tales From Turnpike House, CD, Album + CD, EP + Ltd, SANDD271

Saint Etienne switches moods as easily as most people change clothes. TALES FROM TURNPIKE HOUSE is a lovely example of how a seemingly dull topic -- suburbia -- can yield unexpected beauty. From the folk delicacy of "Sun in My Morning" to the more upbeat "Milk Bottle Symphony," Sarah Cracknell's lyrics again evoke a stunning portrait of place. "Slow Down at the Castle" calms things to a quiet boil with some beautiful strumming, while “A Good Thing” goes straight for dancefloor. The delicate “Side Streets” is a lovely bit of pop that also belies the hint of danger in the lyrics. Saint Etienne specializes in this juxtaposition: after its dreamy intro, “Last Orders for Gary Stead” becomes much rougher, almost rockabilly. Compare that to the hedonistic disco of “Stars Above Us” or the give-and-take between Cracknell and guest vocalist David Essex on “Relocate.” The album closes with the choral a cappella “Goodnight,” leading us out of our day in suburbia. Saint Etienne makes you want to visit again soon. The bonus disc definitely sounds like b-sides, mostly fun but not quite fully formed. “You Can Count on Me” is entertaining, but slight, and the same goes for the children-friendly “Let’s Build a Zoo.” “Night Owl” is a lovely lullaby, however, and a perfect capper to what proves to be another gem from Saint Etienne.