Saint Etienne ‎– You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone

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Heavenly ‎– HVNLP7CD
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1 Who Do You Think You Are
Backing Vocals – Debsey*Written-By – Scott*, Dyer*
3:55
2 Archway People
Written-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*
3:21
3 California Snow Story
Written-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*
4:20
4 Kiss And Make Up
Vocals – Donna SavageWritten-By – Wratten*, Hiscock*
6:19
5 Duke Duvet
Written-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*
3:12
6 Filthy
Vocals – Q-TeeWritten-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*, Mais*
5:13
7 Join Our Club
Written-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*
3:17
8 Paper
Written-By – Deebank*, Cracknell*
4:09
9 People Get Real
Written-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*
4:45
10 Some Place Else
Written-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*
3:42
11 Speedwell
Written-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*
6:31

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All songs published by Warner Chappell, except:
Track 1 : Belsize Music
Track 4: Xit
Track 8: Copyright Control/Complete Music
4 © 1990, 6, 11 © 1991, 5, 7 to 10 © 1992, 1 to 3 © 1993
℗ Creation Records Ltd 1993
© Saint Etienne 1993
Made in England

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 025006 690074
  • Label Code: LC6306
  • Matrix / Runout: HVNLP 7 CD • 1:2 MASTERED BY NIMBUS

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yanmac

yanmac

December 28, 2014
The drum pattern on Archway People is lifted from the Marshall Jefferson remix of Pet Shop Boys "Being boring": http://www.discogs.com/Pet-Shop-Boys-Being-Remixed/release/79890
scoundrel

scoundrel

August 31, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

As the accompanying disc to SO TOUGH, it's easy to regard YOU NEED A MESS OF HELP TO STAND ALONE as the red-headed stepchild of Saint Etienne, but as an album, it provides its own charms. "Who Do You Think You Are" is another pop gem, and the dirty funk bass of "Filthy" is still a minor masterpiece. Though several of the tracks here were released as singles, others shine just as bright. "Archway People" is a beautiful slice of melancholy; "California Snow Story" is as dreamy as they get; and "Duke Duvet" throws in some Spanish guitar flavor. Stand alone? Almost certainly!