Saint Etienne

Tiger Bay (Reissue)

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Tiger Bay is the third studio album by Saint Etienne, It was released in 1994 by Heavenly Recordings. In an interview with Record Collector, band member Bob Stanley stated that the title is a reference to the 1959 film Tiger Bay. The album is described by Bob Stanley as "an album of modern folk songs done in twentieth century styles like techno and dub, "Like a Motorway", for example, blends Kraftwerk -style techno with the melody from the nineteenth century folk song "Silver Dagger". Some of the songs, such as "Marble Lions" and "Former Lover" forsake electronics for classical folk instrumentation and orchestral arrangements. One, "Western Wind", is a traditional English folk song. The original cover art is James Cook Harts "Welcome Bonny Boat", doctored to include the band members. This 2CD Deluxe version contains a booklet with an interview with Bob Stanley and additional bonus disc containing a number of demos and all of the B-sides.


1 Urban Clearway
2 Former Lover
3 Hug My Soul
4 Like a Motorway
5 On the Shore
6 Marble Lions
7 Pale Movie
8 Cool Kids of Death
9 Tankerville/Western Wind
10 The Boy Scouts of America
CD Bonus Tracks:
1 Urban Clearway
2 Black Horse Latitude
3 I Buy American Records
4 Hate Your Drug
5 You Know I'll Miss You When I'm Gone
6 Sushi Rider
7 Hug My Soul
8 The Wedding of Stacy Dorning
9 Deborah's French Feast
10 Western Wind
11 Pale Movie
12 La Poupee Qui Fait Non (No No No)
13 Highgate Road Incident
14 My Christmas Prayer
15 I Was Born On Christmas Day