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Saint Etienne - Now 4 FLAC

Saint Etienne - Now 4 FLAC Performer: Saint Etienne
Title: Now 4
Style: Europop, Synth-pop
Label: Foreign Office
Released: Jun 2009
Country: UK
FLAC album: 2525 mb
MP3 album: 1475 mb
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Electronic / Pop


1Back To 95
Written-By – Quinones
2Gotta Jump
Written-By – Cracknell, Xenomania
3Soft Like Me (Li Dixon Red Corner Mix)
Remix – Matt Dixon Written-By – Cracknell, George
4Like A Motorway (Japanese Version)5:47


  • Written-ByStanley, Wiggs


Homemade hand-numbered CDr EP limited to 72 copies issued by Bob Stanley to thank those who responded to his MySpace post requesting assistance finding various "Now That's What I Call Music!" CD compilations that he was missing.

From the sleeve liner notes:

1) Gotta Jump (Xenomania/Cracknell/Stanley/Wiggs) 2005
This ended up as the b side of Side Streets - except it was the wrong mix (a demo) and had the wrong title (bad phone line). So here is the finished Xenomania recording for the first time. An attempt to get inside the mind of a snotty teenager, dozens of whom lurked in the Xenomania foyer, sniggering when we walked in

2) Back to '95 (Quinones/Stanley/Wiggs) 1995
The start of 1995 was soundtracked by Baby D's Let Me Be Your Fantasy and N Trance's Set You Free, which promised a year of top atmos-breakbeat pop. It didn't quite materialise, but we were so enthused that we recorded this tribute to the modern world with Vanessa from Espiritu. It's hard to imagine the tempo changes working, in retrospect, but I wish we'd pressed a few white labels. Within five years, there was a club in London called Back to '95. So it wasn't just us, then. Sadly - or wisely - we didn't have a crack at UK Garage in 2000, much as we loved Re Rewind, Sweet Like Chocolate, Flowers etc.

3) Like a Motorway [Japanese Version] (Stanley/Wiggs) 1994
It seemed like a good idea, for our Japanese tour of December '94, to press a one track CD to give away at the shows. What better than to sing in Japanese? France Gall did it, after all. It was pointed out to us, by the means of blanket silence, that our hosts might think we were poking fun. So it was shelved, sweet but entirely useless.

4) Soft Like Me [Li Dixon Red Corner Remix] (Cracknell/Stanley/Wiggs/George) 2002
When Soft Like Me was given an appropriately soft release by Mantra, the 12" was scrapped. Which meant no home for this mix of our potentially advert-soundtracking, Home Counties G-Funk classic. Matt Dixon has since become a major cog in Xenomania's smooth machinery. His ambition is to produce a duet between Kimberley Walsh and Fernando Torres.


Comments: (1)
These are my scans in the images (Anthony), but I'm not a contributor so I don't know how they got here! Awesome item, though.