Saint Etienne ‎– Foxbase Alpha

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Tracklist

This Is Radio Etienne 0:43
Only Love Can Break Your Heart 4:29
Wilson 1:59
Carnt Sleep 4:43
Girl VII 3:46
Spring 3:44
She's The One 3:07
Stoned To Say The Least 7:42
Nothing Can Stop Us 4:21
Etienne Gonna Die 1:32
London Belongs To Me 3:56
Like The Swallow 7:41
Dilworth's Theme 0:39

Versions (22)

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) Warner Bros. Records 9 26793-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
W2 26793 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Columbia House W2 26793 US 1991 Sell This Version
7599-26762-2 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 7599-26762-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
HVNLP1CD Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(CD, Album) Heavenly HVNLP1CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
9 26793-2, 9 26793-2-DJ Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(CD, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 26793-2, 9 26793-2-DJ US 1991 Sell This Version
HVNLP1CD, 5 099749 899926 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(CD, Album, Rei) Heavenly, Columbia Records HVNLP1CD, 5 099749 899926 UK 1991 Sell This Version
9 26793-4 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 26793-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
92 67934 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 92 67934 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
HVNLP1MC, HVNLP 1 MC Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(Cass, Album) Heavenly, Heavenly HVNLP1MC, HVNLP 1 MC UK 1991 Sell This Version
HVNLP 1MC Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(Cass, Album) Heavenly HVNLP 1MC UK 1991 Sell This Version
HVNLP 1 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(LP, Album) Heavenly HVNLP 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
7599-26762-1 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 7599-26762-1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
HVNLP 1 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Heavenly HVNLP 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
WPCP-4700 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Music Japan Inc. WPCP-4700 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
HVNLP1CDDE, 2703638 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Dlx, RM) Heavenly, Universal UMC HVNLP1CDDE, 2703638 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
HVNLP1CDDE, 2703638 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(CD, Album, RM, RE + CD, Comp, RM + Box, Ltd, Sub) Heavenly, Universal UMC HVNLP1CDDE, 2703638 UK 2009 Sell This Version
HVNLP1CD, 2759109 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(CD, Album, RE, RM) Heavenly, Universal UMC HVNLP1CD, 2759109 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
plain 178 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(LP, Album, RE) Plain Recordings plain 178 US 2013 Sell This Version
CD 26793, 9 26793-2 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records CD 26793, 9 26793-2 Canada Unknown 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

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Fujee

Fujee

August 8, 2015
referencing Foxbase Alpha, LP, Album, RE, plain 178
As if you needed telling, but avoid this pressing. Plain Records proving themselves completely useless at releasing a decent product. Save yer pennies and get an original press of this great album.
diamon

diamon

July 21, 2015
referencing Foxbase Alpha, CD, Album, HVNLP1CD
Does anyone know why Sarah Cracknell didn't sing on Only Love Can Break Your Heart, their biggest hit?
recordmania4

recordmania4

October 16, 2013
referencing Foxbase Alpha, LP, Album, HVNLP 1

amazing album one of my favorite is Only Love Can Break Your Heart
sleepy_j

sleepy_j

October 6, 2012
referencing Foxbase Alpha, LP, Album, W/Lbl, HVNLP 1

As a longtime Saint Etienne fan, I can attest that the test pressing is far sonically superior to the thin UK LP. It is of thicker stock, does not wear as easily (the UK pressing gets hairlines just by removing it from the sleeve) and just sounds and tracks better. Whoever is lucky enough to own one should treasure it for the gem that it is.
baj

baj

August 17, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Foxbase Alpha, CD, Album, 9 26793-2

Foxbase Alpha- I remember finding this tape under the seat of my car and thinking, "what the hell is this?"- weird cover + title, a group I'd never heard of- it wound up being my friend's who never missed it. Umpteen years later, it still rocks my world- especially Stoned to Say the Least, but actually every track. Cracknell's voice is almost incomparably girly and sexy, and the music as described above is poppy but eclectic accessible to even the most purist of house fans. But Saint Etienne fit into no strict category- like Groove Armada of "Vertigo" fame, it's "dance" music that's breezy and catchy while being musically and creatively balanced. And FA is, doubtless, their best album.
scoundrel

scoundrel

August 16, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Foxbase Alpha, CD, Album, 9 26793-2

Saint Etienne's first album, FOXBASE ALPHA, rightfully set the standard for pop music. In a world where "pop music" is seen as somehow substandard, Saint Etienne proves the critics that pop can both be catchy and musically worthwhile (the humorous and sample-heavy interludes notwithstanding). "Only Love Can Break Your Heart," a Neil Young cover, is an obvious hit, but less likely tracks also sparkle: "Girl VII," "Spring" and "Carnt Sleep" run the gamut from uptempo fun to downtempo lullaby. And, as if to prove their range, "Stoned to Say the Least" is a instrumental house track, while "Like the Swallow" starts off ambient, then verges into melancholy. There are a few missteps, like the overused sample on "She's the One" or the slightly watery "London Belongs to Me," but the summery warmth of "People Get Real" and "Nothing Can Stop Us" amply make up any shortcomings.