Blue Christmas

November 12, 2022

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a little Saint Etienne and this year we have some special treats lined up for you.

As we were busy with ‘I’ve Been Trying To Tell You’ this time last year we decided not to issue a fanclub release, so to make up for it we have two for you this year plus another special that’ll be offered via our official ‘music shop’.

First is ‘The Character Of Saint Etienne’ a fanclub only vinyl album that gathers together 12 hot dishes and cold cuts from the relatively recent Saint Etienne era. Some of the recordings included here were one-off projects whilst others are gems that we ruthlessly tossed aside for reasons no one can quite remember. Limited to just 1,100 copies worldwide ‘The Character Of Saint Etienne’ is available in a transparent deep blue vinyl that perfectly matches its Mini Disc sleeve, but for purists like us there’s also a super limited black vinyl edition. Sorry, no CD version but all copies are supplied with a digital download card and every pre-order made from our merchandise shop here comes with an exclusive Chrimbo card personally signed by the three of us.

Next up is a vinyl edition of ‘Fairfax High’ the companion piece to 1998’s ‘Good Humor’ – on “wax” for the very first time. Many of you have been requesting this one so we’ve gone back to the original Sub Pop master tapes and replicated the 11 song bonus disc that came with initial CD copies of ‘Good Humor’ in North America. Once again Paul Kelly has done us proud with the artwork and the record is available in a blue, white and clear splatter vinyl plus a super limited black vinyl format.

These two are limited to just 1,100 copies each (750 coloured vinyl and 350 black vinyl) and only available to via our official ‘merchandise shop’ here from 6pm GMT on Thursday 17th November.

These are certain to sell out fast so please don’t delay in placing your orders. Each pre-order comes with a signed Christmas card and shipping commences from December 1st so we’re confident everyone will receive their records in time for Christmas. We are also offering bundles of both coloured vinyl or both black vinyl which offer a small saving.

As if all this wasn’t enough we felt that the splatter vinyl edition of ‘Fairfax High’ might get lonely so we’re issuing a matching splatter vinyl edition of ‘Good Humor’ as a companion piece, just in time for the album’s 25th anniversary. This features the original LP artwork and inner sleeve with a transparent green, dark green and white splatter vinyl. Pre-orders for this also commence on Thursday 17th November but two hours earlier at 4pm GMT from our other official ‘music shop’ here. Unfortunately these won’t ship until February 2023 but as a special bonus for everyone who pre-orders before December 13th we will include a free 10 track live CD in a specially designed card wallet entitled ‘Saint Etienne / Los Angeles ’99’. Ten songs recorded on the North American tour for ‘Good Humor’. Fun times indeed!

Thanks for taking the time to read this – turkeys may be in short supply, but we’re sure you’ll be pleased with this year’s Christmas offerings.

Lots of love,

Bob, Pete and Sarah xxx

Exclusive Fanclub only release

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The Character Of Saint Etienne colour vinyl exclusive fanclub only edition for Christmas 22

Limited Edition re-press of Misadventures Of Saint Etienne o

It’s (nearly) Christmas!!!!

November 22, 2019

Due to popular demand and daffy prices on eBay, we are re-pressing the long deleted Japanese only THE MISADVENTURES OF SAINT ETIENNE on vinyl and you can pre-order your copy today at our shop by clicking here.

This first ever UK pressing will be on both black and white vinyl editions and strictly limited to 500 copies of each. As you know we like black vinyl but wanted to offer a coloured vinyl edition for those of you who have been requesting this. The album comes with a download card and the catalogue number, if you’re interested is FO013. It has been mastered by Guy Davie who has done his usual excellent job – we’re really happy with it and think you will be too.

PLUS! As we’re in the studio working on some new songs, we thought we’d record a couple of new Christmas numbers – ‘Thank You Very Much’ and ‘Tramway Song’. Anyone ordering a copy of MISADVENTURES (or spending £20 or more in our online shop) before Christmas will receive both songs on a CD housed inside a Christmas card (FO014) signed by all three of us. You can’t say fairer than that, can you?

The LP will be £24 plus postage and we will be shipping during the first week of December. All orders made before Christmas will include the Xmas card/CD – one card per album ordered.

Click here to visit the shop!

Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha 25 Anniversary Boxset

Boxbase Alpha

October 24, 2016

“And now ladies and gentlemen, what you’ve been waiting for!”

Finally we can bring you news on the 25th anniversary re-issues for ‘Foxbase Alpha’.

It’s hard to believe that a quarter of a century has passed since our debut album first appeared in record shops and we hope you’ll like what we we have on offer to celebrate this special anniversary.

First up…..

A single disc vinyl re-issue

An exact replica of the original Heavenly pressing from 1991 – resplendent with full colour inner sleeve and a digital download code for the music. Available to purchase from all good record shops and via the Saint Etienne webshop (click here) – for immediate shipping – from 5pm UK time this Thursday 27th October.

‘Special Edition’ Box Set

Limited to just 2000 copies worldwide the box includes:

• The original album remastered and cut onto two twelve inch 45rpm discs for higher fidelity, housed in an exclusive gatefold version of the original sleeve.
Remains Of The Day, an exclusive album that gathers together ten rare Foxbase Alpha-era recordings from the period most of which are appearing on vinyl for the first time.
• An exclusive one-sided 7” featuring the original, previously unreleased version of Kiss And Make Up, featuring Only Love Can Break Your Heart singer Moira Lambert.
• A perfect bound, 12″ square, 28 page book featuring many unseen photographs and artefacts from the era, plus a new interview with Bob Stanley by the Guardian’s Michael Hann.
• Three 10”x 8” black and white portraits of the group.
• A perforated sheet of Foxbase Alpha trading cards.
• Exact reproductions of the original album press release and biography.
• A digital download code for all of the music.

All items included in the box are exclusive and won’t be available elsewhere .

The box set can be pre-ordered at £50 (plus postage) from the Saint Etienne webshop (link below) from 5pm GMT this Thursday 27th October. Please move quickly as we’re expecting these to sell fast*.

Due to lead times we have been advised that this item will not leave the factory until December 14th. We are doing all we can to bring that date forward so we can ship orders in time for Christmas but there is a strong possibility that orders will not ship until the first week or so in January. We’re sorry for this but wanted to ensure the contents of the box were the best quality possible.

Last but not least we’ll be bringing you a..

Two disc CD version

This is essentially a straight re-press of the 2008 Universal Deluxe Edition.
It comes with a lavish 28 page booklet with extensive sleeve notes by Tom Ewing and Jon Savage.
Disc one is the original Foxbase Alpha album whilst disc two gathers together 14 rare tracks from the era. If you’re a CD person and missed this the first time around – now’s your chance. Available to purchase from all good record shops and via the Saint Etienne webshop (click here) for immediate shipping – from this Thursday 27th October.

* The first 750 orders received come with a complimentary Foxbase Alpha carrier bag.
* All the items mentioned here plus a brand new range of Foxbase Alpha merchandise including T-Shits, Tea Mugs, Tote Bags and Tea Towls will be available from 5pm (UK time) this Thursday 27th October from our shop – click here

We’re recording a brand new album at the moment and will be bringing you news on that very soon. We’re also planning a couple of Christmas bashes so stay tuned via all the usual places!!

Lots of love,

Bob, Pete and Sarah xxx