Hello, Sarah here! In 1996, I started to write and record the solo album I’d always dreamed of – Coastal Town was written way back in 1987! – and with the band on a ‘4 year hiatus’ between Tiger Bay and Good Humor it was an ideal time.
It meant a lot to me making Lipslide. It gave me more confidence as a writer. I still get letters and emails from Saint Etienne fans who love the record – that means a lot. I changed the running order and cover on the US release of the album in 2000 which I guess signalled that I hadn’t been completely happy with the original album that came out. Revisiting it now, I feel I can put the baby to bed.
I’ve dug through tons of old demo’s and unreleased material to put together a bonus disc that I’m really pleased with. It includes an unreleased recording that I love, a collaboration with Shack on a song called Miles Apart. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
Lipslide Deluxe Edition – click here