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Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha album

Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha album
  • Performer Saint Etienne
  • Title Foxbase Alpha
  • Date of release 2011
  • Country UK
  • Style House, Synth-pop
  • Other formats VQF MMF DTS AAC VOC AA MOD
  • Genre Electronic / Pop
  • Size MP3 1800 mb
  • Size FLAC 1103 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 363

Foxbase Alpha is the first album by British band Saint Etienne, released in 1991. The album was recorded in a style which drew on the club culture and house music of the time, but also incorporates the group's characteristic love of 1960s pop, with tracks also bridged by samples from films or by short songs. At the time of recording, Sarah Cracknell was not fully part of the group, and as a result she does not sing on "Only Love Can Break Your Heart", which is sung by Moira Lambert.

Saint Etienne’s 1992 debut carefully balances the previous decade’s indie-pop guitars, sweetly sung melodies, breezy moods-with the shuffling breakbeats and electronic accents of acid house. She’s the One summons the ’60s with sparkling tambourines and samples of The Four Tops and The Crystals, and Carnt Sleep balances airy vocals with a skeletal dub-reggae rhythm section. The highlight is Only Love Can Break Your Heart, which unexpectedly reimagines Neil Young’s song as lilting, breakbeat-driven piano house, at once carefree and wistful. Foxbase Alpha Saint Etienne.

Complete your Saint Etienne collection. Saint Etienne ‎– Foxbase Alpha. Genere: Electronic, Pop. Stile: House, Synth-pop. Foxbase Alpha ‎(CD, Album, Club). Vendi questa versione. 9 26793-2, 9 26793-2-DJ.

Band Name Saint Etienne. Album Name Foxbase Alpha. Labels Warner Music Group Heavenly Recordings. Members owning this album0. 1. This Is Radio Etienne. 2. Only Love Can Break Your Heart.

Foxbase Alpha by Saint Etienne. com, this product will be manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. com's standard return policy will apply. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). Most of the songs on the album were drawn from samples of songs that they liked. Although the melodies were mostly pop, the backing tracks had an acid house feel that was driven by propulsive and repetitive drum beats and bass lines. Intermittently throughout the songs, vocals, piano washes, and trumpet fills were thrown on top of these acid house backing tracks.

Evocative of time (early ‘90s) and emblematic of place (London), ‘Foxbase Alpha’ is a gorgeous pastiche of symbiotic sounds and expertly incorporated samples. Happy 25th Anniversary to Saint Etienne’s Foxbase Alpha, originally released in September 1991. When most people recall British music in the waning years of the 20th century, they immediately conjure visions and sounds of the ephemeral Britpop and post-Britpop movements, fueled in large part by bands such as Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Suede, The Verve, Radiohead, Stereophonics, and Travis.

This album has an average beat per minute of 108 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 61/143 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Foxbase Alpha. BPM Profile Foxbase Alpha. Album starts at 61BPM, ends at 99BPM (+38), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Saint Etienne. Words and Music by Saint Etienne. Tales From Turnpike House.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 This Is Radio Etienne 0:43
2 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Vocals – Moira LambertWritten-By – Young*
3 Wilson 1:59
4 Carnt Sleep 4:44
5 Girl VII 3:46
6 Spring 3:44
7 She's The One 3:08
8 Stoned To Say The Least 7:42
9 Nothing Can Stop Us 4:21
10 Etienne Gonna Die 1:32
11 London Belongs To Me 3:57
12 Like The Swallow 7:42
13 Dilworth's Theme 0:39

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Saint Etienne Limited
  • Copyright (c) – Saint Etienne Limited
  • Published By – Warner/Chappell
  • Licensed To – Universal Music Operations Ltd.
  • Made By – EDC, Germany – 52699630


  • Coordinator [Project Co-ordinated By] – Julian Fernandez
  • Design [Original Sleeve Design] – Anthony Sweeney
  • Design [This Edition] – Paul Kelly
  • Engineer, Guitar [Guitars], Programmed By [Keyboard Programming], Other [Elephant Chair] – Ian Catt
  • Liner Notes – Jon Savage
  • Management – Andrew Walsh , Martin Kelly
  • Other [American Psyche] – Jerry Jaffe
  • Other [Girl With Sign] – Celina Nash
  • Other [Press] – Jeff Barrett
  • Other [Spin Bowler] – Andrew Wickham
  • Other [Suits] – Paul The Tailor
  • Other [The Inspirational Choir] – Billy Nasty, Gareth Sweeney, Jeff Barrett, Jon Savage, Martin Kelly
  • Photography By – Joe Dilworth
  • Producer – Saint Etienne
  • Remastered By – Guy Davie
  • Synthesizer [Prophet 5], Sampler [Emax Sampler], Bongos, Other [Unskinny Bop] – Pete Wiggs
  • Synthesizer [Roland Jupiter, Korg M1], Tambourine, Other [Tiger Tokens] – Bob Stanley
  • Vocals – Moira Lambert, Sarah Cracknell (tracks: 1, 3 to 13)
  • Written-By – Stanley* (tracks: 1, 3 to 13), Young* (tracks: 2), Wiggs* (tracks: 1, 3 to 13)


Track timings taken from media player.

With thanks to Simon Li, Simon Lindsay, Greg Snowdon
and Steve Hammonds

℗ 2011 Saint Etienne limited under exclusive
license to Universal Music Operations Limited.
© 2011 Saint Etienne Limited.

Management by Martin Kelly and Andrew Walsh
at Heavenly [email protected]

UK / Europe live agent EC1 [email protected]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02527 59109 4
  • Label Code: LC00268
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Matrix / Runout: 06025 275 910-9 01 * 52699630
  • Matrix / Runout: MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC A
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0138
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV26

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
HVNLP1CD Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha ‎(CD, Album) Heavenly HVNLP1CD UK 1991
9 26793-2 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha ‎(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9 26793-2 US Unknown
none Saint Etienne Fox Base Alpha ‎(24xFile, MP3, Album, Comp, Ltd, 25t) Heavenly none UK 2017
HVNLP1CD, 4989992000 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha ‎(CD, Album, RE) Heavenly, Columbia HVNLP1CD, 4989992000 UK Unknown
9 26793-4, 4-26793 Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha ‎(Cass, Album, AR,) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 26793-4, 4-26793 US 1991