Saint Etienne ‎– Tiger Bay

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The UK, US, Europe & Japan versions all have varying tracklistings & artwork. The European version contains a typo ("Grovely Road").

Tracklist

Urban Clearway 3:58
Former Lover 3:48
Hug My Soul 4:14
Like A Motorway 5:42
On The Shore 4:06
Marble Lions 4:35
Pale Movie 3:52
Cool Kids Of Death 5:48
Western Wind 1:33
Tankerville 4:01
Western Wind 1:37
The Boy Scouts Of America 2:56

Versions (17)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HVNLP8CD Saint Etienne Tiger Bay(CD, Album) Heavenly HVNLP8CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
SCR 475962 2, HVNCD 8 Saint Etienne Tiger Bay(CD, Album) Creation Records, Heavenly SCR 475962 2, HVNCD 8 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
9 45634-2 Saint Etienne Tiger Bay(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 45634-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
9362456342 Saint Etienne Tiger Bay(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9362456342 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
WPCR-22 Saint Etienne Tiger Bay(CD, Album) Heavenly, Warner Bros. Records WPCR-22 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
CDW 45634 Saint Etienne Tiger Bay(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records CDW 45634 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
HVNLP8CDP Saint Etienne Tiger Bay(CD, Album, Promo) Heavenly HVNLP8CDP UK 1994 Sell This Version
2-45634-A Saint Etienne Tiger Bay(CD, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records 2-45634-A US 1994 Sell This Version
HVNLP8MC Saint Etienne Tiger Bay(Cass, Album) Heavenly HVNLP8MC UK 1994 Sell This Version
HVNLP8 Saint Etienne Tiger Bay(LP, Album) Heavenly HVNLP8 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SCR 475962 1 Saint Etienne Tiger Bay(LP, Album) Creation Records SCR 475962 1 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
SCR 475962 9, 475962 9 Saint Etienne Tiger Bay(CD, Album, RE) Heavenly, Heavenly, Creation Records, Creation Records SCR 475962 9, 475962 9 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
HVNLP8CDDE, 2735896 Saint Etienne Tiger Bay(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Dlx, RM) Heavenly, Universal UMC HVNLP8CDDE, 2735896 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
none Saint Etienne Tiger Bay(CDr, Album, Promo + CDr, Comp, Promo) Heavenly, Universal UMC none UK 2010 Sell This Version
060252759112 Saint Etienne Tiger Bay(CD, Album, RE) Universal UMC 060252759112 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
HVNLP8CD, 2759112 Saint Etienne Tiger Bay(CD, Album, RE, RM) Heavenly, Universal UMC HVNLP8CD, 2759112 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
plain180 Saint Etienne Tiger Bay(LP, Album, RE, 180) Plain Recordings plain180 US 2014 Sell This Version

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registred1975

registred1975

May 27, 2016
referencing Tiger Bay, LP, Album, RE, 180, plain180
Saint Etienne officially disaproved the Plain Recordings reissues but their hands were tied and weren't even consulted. It's CDs pressed on vinyl.
deep_honey

deep_honey

April 14, 2016
edited 4 months ago
referencing Tiger Bay, LP, Album, RE, 180, plain180
Regarding previous comments, this is a US-based record label reissuing the US version of "Tiger Bay," which uniquely cut "Western Wind" and added "I Was Born On Christmas Day" and the alternate versions/remixes as bonus tracks. The cover was also unique. So none of this has been changed for this reissue. That said, the label are known for being notoriously bad with quality control, so it's not surprising they went with the only version that they were allowed to license for release - the US albums put out through Warner Bros. The US version was never released on LP, thus this is quite blatantly a pressing from the digital, CD master - they didn't even try to mask that shady move by mimicking the UK version. Had it been "officially" reissued with the oversight of Saint Etienne or their current labels, this would not be the release we see here.

https://www.discogs.com/Saint-Etienne-Tiger-Bay/release/582902
pughboy100

pughboy100

March 17, 2016
referencing Tiger Bay, LP, Album, RE, 180, plain180
No "Western Wind" but including "I was born on Christmas Day" which is more than a touch out of place. And the sleeve! Pressing at least is good.
enjoyyrworries

enjoyyrworries

September 13, 2014
referencing Tiger Bay, LP, Album, RE, 180, plain180
Absolute classic, but why change the cover to this mess for the reissue ...?
scoundrel

scoundrel

August 31, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Tiger Bay, CD, Album, HVNLP8CD

Those Saints of Etienne, on their 3rd (4th if you don't count SO TOUGH as a double album) album TIGER BAY, get much more cinematic and epic, with more emphasis on the electronics and the strings. That much is immediately evident from "Urban Clearway." But pop sensibility is still strong: "Hug My Soul" and "Cool Kids of Death" have a dancey Euro-sheen to them. But the overall mood seems darker a slower; take a look at "Like a Motorway" and "Pale Movie." For those who like their folksier touches, "Former Lover" and "Western Wind"/"Tankerville" epic are sharp updates of the usual tropes. There are weak tracks, like the dub-based "On the Shore," but these are few. Set sail!