“Saint Etienne On 45″ is to be released as a limited edition (1500 copies only) box set of six 7″ singles for record store day this Saturday April 16th.
You may be vaguely aware that both Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs are vinyl junkies and are rarely to be seen without a small 7″ shaped box when they are on dj’ing duties. To celebrate their love for their favourite format, Saint Etienne and Heavenly have teamed up to release a box set of singles that didn’t come out on 7″ the first time round.
The set will be the first of two (the second one to come out next year) that will include six 7“s — each one a Saint Etienne single not previously released on 7″ vinyl. Some (Lose That Girl and Shower Scene) are singles that were planned but for one reason or another never came out in the UK.
The set will be available to buy from Rough Trade and all good independent record outlets.
Box One contains: (Many of the B-side tracks are appearing on vinyl for the first time.)
Avenue c/w Stranger In Paradise
He’s On The Phone c/w How I Learned To Love The Bomb
Lose That Girl c/w Swim Swan Swim
How We Used To Live Pt 1 c/w How We Used To Live Pt 2
Boy Is Crying c/w Northwestern
Shower Scene c/w Aqualad
Each single carries the original artwork as it would have appeared at the time of issue, and the box (and insert) has been designed by Paul Kelly; It is quite beautiful! The pressing quality is top notch too and everything is mastering by the redoubtable Guy Davie.