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 - Foxbase Alpha (1991). House, alternative rock, alternative dance, synthpop, ambient house, electronica. Songs in album Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha (1991).
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.
Despite a handful of classic pop singles, Saint Etienne's debut album, Foxbase Alpha, is a tentative fusion of club culture and swinging '60s pop. Lead vocalist Sarah Cracknell hasn't been fully integrated into the band's lineup - she doesn't even sing on their astonishing Euro-disco cover of Neil Young's "Only Love Will Break Your Heart," which is not only cleverly ironic, but also works - yet the filler remains thoroughly enjoyable, even if it rarely reaches the heights of the.
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.
Foxbase Alpha is the debut album by British band Saint Etienne, released in 1991. The album was recorded in a style which is close to the house music sound of the time, but songs like Nothing Can Stop Us and Wilson display the group's characteristic love of '60s pop and several samples. Longer songs like Stoned to Say the Least and Like the Swallow are reminiscent of ambient house akin to The Orb. Like its follow-up So Tough, Foxbase Alpha's songs are bridged by samples from films or by short songs
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.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A1||This Is Radio Etienne||0:43|
|A2||Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Written-By – Neil Young
|A7||She's The One||3:08|
|B1||Stoned To Say The Least||7:42|
|B2||Nothing Can Stop Us||4:21|
|B3||Etienne Gonna Die||1:32|
|B4||London Belongs To Me||3:57|
|B5||Like The Swallow||7:42|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- Made By – Warner Music Manufacturing Europe
- Recorded At – Cat Music
- Published By – Warner/Chappell
- Pressed By – WMME Alsdorf
- Engineer – Ian Catt
- Liner Notes – Jon Savage
- Written-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*
NotesⓅ + Ⓒ 1991 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Made in Germany.
No printed inner sleeve, just generic white sleeve.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0 7599-26762-1 2
- Label Code: LC0392
- Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
- Distribution Code (France): WE: 391
- Price Code: Ⓤ
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side A variant 1): WMME Alsdorf 759 926762-1-A 1
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side B variant 1): WMME Alsdorf 759 926762-1-B 3
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side A variant 2): WMME Alsdorf 759 926762-1-A2 3
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side B variant 2): WMME Alsdorf 759 926762-1-B
|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|