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Tracklist

Mario's Cafe4:38
Railway Jam4:15
Date With Spelman0:18
Calico5:13
Avenue7:40
You're In A Bad Way2:43
Memo To Pricey0:23
Hobart Paving5:04
Leafhound4:05
Clock Milk0:14
Conchita Martinez4:02
No Rainbows For Me3:56
Here Come Clown Feet0:23
Junk The Morgue5:12
Chicken Soup0:20

Credits (18)

Notes

Front cover features Sarah Cracknell, aged 6, photographed by her father, Derek Cracknell.

In some countries, the album version of "You're In A Bad Way" has been replaced by the single version.

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    Cover of So Tough, 1992, CassetteSo Tough
    Cassette, Advance, Album
    Warner Bros. Records – noneUS1992US1992
    New Submission
    Cover of So Tough, 1993, CDSo Tough
    CD, Album
    Warner Bros. Records – 9 45166-2, Heavenly – 9 45166-2US1993US1993
    Recently Edited
    Cover of So Tough, 1993-02-22, VinylSo Tough
    LP, Album
    Heavenly – HVNLP6UK1993UK1993
    Recently Edited
    Cover of So Tough, 1993, CDSo Tough
    CD, Album; CD, Compilation; All Media, Limited Edition
    Heavenly – HVNLP6CDXUK1993UK1993
    Cover of So Tough, 1993-03-25, CDSo Tough
    CD, Album
    Warner Bros. Records – WPCP-5209Japan1993Japan1993
    Recently Edited
    Cover of So Tough, 1993, CDSo Tough
    CD, Album
    Warner Bros. Records – 9 45166-2, Heavenly – CDW 45166Canada1993Canada1993
    Recently Edited
    Cover of So Tough, 1993, CDSo Tough
    CD, Album
    Warner Bros. Records – 9362-45166-2Europe1993Europe1993
    Needs Changes
    Cover of So Tough, 1993-02-22, CassetteSo Tough
    Cassette, Album
    Heavenly – HVNLP6MCUK1993UK1993
    New Submission
    Cover of So Tough, 1993, CDSo Tough
    CD, Album, Promo
    Heavenly – HVNLP6CDPUK1993UK1993
    Recently Edited
    Cover of So Tough, 1993, CDSo Tough
    CD, Album
    Warner Bros. Records – 9 45338-2US1993US1993
    New Submission
    Cover of So Tough, 1993-02-00, MinidiscSo Tough
    Minidisc
    Heavenly – HVNLP6MDUK1993UK1993
    New Submission
    Cover of So Tough, 1993, CassetteSo Tough
    Cassette, Album
    Warner Bros. Records – 9 45166-4, Warner Bros. Records – 4-45166US1993US1993
    Recently Edited
    Cover of So Tough, 1993-02-22, CDSo Tough
    CD, Album
    Heavenly – HVNLP6CDUK1993UK1993
    New Submission
    Cover of So Tough, 1993, CassetteSo Tough
    Cassette, Album, Dolby HX PRO
    Hed-Arzi – 945166, Warner Bros. Records – 9 45166-4Israel1993Israel1993
    New Submission
    Cover of So Tough, 1993, CassetteSo Tough
    Cassette, Album, Stereo, Dolby System Sound
    Warner Bros. Records – 2451664Canada1993Canada1993
    New Submission
    Cover of So Tough, 1993-03-25, CDSo Tough
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    Warner Bros. Records – WPCP-5209Japan1993Japan1993
    New Submission
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    So Tough
    Cassette, Album
    Warner Bros. Records – 9362-45166-4Europe1993Europe1993
    New Submission
    Cover of So Tough, 2002, CDSo Tough
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Heavenly – HVNLP6CD, Columbia – 4990002000UK2002UK2002
    New Submission
    Cover of So Tough, 2009-08-31, CDSo Tough
    CD, Album, Reissue; CD, Compilation; All Media, Remastered, Deluxe Edition
    Heavenly – HVNLP6CDDE, Universal UMC – 2711899Europe2009Europe2009
    Cover of So Tough, 2009, CDrSo Tough
    2×CDr, Promo
    Heavenly – none, Universal UMC – noneUK & Europe2009UK & Europe2009
    New Submission
    Cover of So Tough, 2011, CDSo Tough
    CD, Album, Remastered
    Heavenly – HVNLP6CD, Universal UMC – 2759119Europe2011Europe2011
    New Submission
    Cover of So Tough, 2013, VinylSo Tough
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Plain Recordings – plain 179US2013US2013
    New Submission
    Cover of So Tough, 2017-06-00, CDSo Tough
    CD, Album, Reissue; CD, Compilation; All Media, Remastered, Deluxe Edition
    Heavenly – HVNLP6CDSEUK & Europe2017UK & Europe2017
    Recently Edited
    Cover of So Tough, 2017-10-27, VinylSo Tough
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Heavenly – HVNLP6, [PIAS] – HVNLP6Europe2017Europe2017
    Recently Edited
    Cover of So Tough, , CDSo Tough
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Heavenly – HVNLP6CDUKUK
    Recently Edited
    Cover of So Tough, , CDSo Tough
    CD, Album, Repress
    Warner Bros. Records – 9362-45166-2EuropeEurope
    New Submission
    Cover of So Tough, , CDSo Tough
    CD, Album, Repress
    Warner Bros. Records – 9 45166-2, Heavenly – 9 45166-2USUS
    New Submission

    Reviews

    • Victor4's avatar
      Victor4
      Edited one year ago
      Pumping out a hit release in 1993, Sarah Cracknell and her musicians created as much a noisy-industrial-busy city guide as an album. There're railroad station sounds, phone rings, car horns etc on this CD. Finally, this techno-electronic-house mix was recorded with Sara's melody parts. Replacing the song Mario's Cafe with its visions, one can imagine where you want to be, but the tracks Railway Jam and Avenue give you a feeling to walk around a night city etc. Listening to this album is great fun!
      • Flambient's avatar
        Flambient
        Edited one year ago
        "Everlasting" samples the drum loops of Mayday's "Freestyle" and of Reese's "Just Another Chance". "Rainy Day Women" uses the former during the last minute.
        • StanFREDO's avatar
          StanFREDO
          this is a very good package (got it when it was released) and I wonder why the price tag is so low
          • miles_ahead's avatar
            miles_ahead
            Yeah...OK. I don't know if enough can be said about the quality of this pressing, but it's quite beautiful. As pristine as can be. (It didn't even need a cleaning.) No pops or skips. Just pure St. Etienne. Buy this edition if you want this album.
            • gee.siber's avatar
              gee.siber
              Very good release, sounds brighter than I remember. They did a good job with the cover and inner sleeve.
              • movceo's avatar
                movceo
                This sounds a million times better than that horrible Plain reissue from a few years ago! Definitely worth buying.
                • inkling23's avatar
                  inkling23
                  Note: does not feature the lock groove ending on side A that the original pressing has.
                  • inkling23's avatar
                    inkling23
                    Can anyone comment on the sound quality on this release? Also, does it reproduce the original printed inner sleeve? TIA
                    • scoundrel's avatar
                      scoundrel
                      Edited 17 years ago
                      SO TOUGH remains Saint Etienne's highest pinnacle of pop perfection; indeed it's a seminal document in the annals of pop. Who else can make the character study of "Mario's Cafe" into a groovy hit? But the real magic comes with the trifecta of "Avenue," "You're in a Bad Way" and "Hobart Paving." "Avenue," a delicious midtempo track tinged with sadness, flows through its numerous tempo changes with grace. "You're in a Bad Way" is a deliriously bright track that harkens back to the 60s, with cheeky lyrics and a finger-snapping rhythm. "Hobart Paving" is a deeply moving torch song with its tender refrain of "don't forget to catch me." After those, of course, it's difficult to compare (where do you go after perfection?), but Saint Etienne manage to pop out a few more gems: the house/guitar-thrash of "Conchita Martinez" or the self-referential "Join Our Club." All in all, an indispensible album.

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