Saint Etienne and Sarah Cracknell re-releases due

Saint Etienne have announced details of the release of an ‘updated’ version of their remix compilation Casino Classics, while the band’s lead singer Sarah Cracknell re-releases an expanded version of her 1997 solo album, Lipslide.

Both albums will be re-released on 12 November ahead of a string of live dates by Saint Etienne, with support from Scritti Politti, in December.

The two new releases round out a set of Saint Etienne re-issues that commenced in 2009 with the expanded version of the group’s debut, Fox Base Alpha.

Their entire back catalogue – eight studio albums, two compilations plus Sarah’s solo record – has all now been completely remastered an updated with new artwork, sleeve notes, and unreleased and rare bonus material.

Casino Classics will be available as both a 2 disc deluxe edition and a limited-edition 4 CD set. Itwas originally released in 1996 and widely recognised as a milestone remix compilation. It collected all the band’s remixes up to that point plus some specially commissioned for the release.

Always quick to acknowledge and embrace ‘the dancefloor’, Saint Etienne have worked with some of the most interesting and innovative producers, remixers and DJs of the last twenty years.

Names such as Andrew Weatherall, The Chemical Brothers, Richard X, Masters At Work, Underworld, Paul Van Dyk and Aphex Twin have transformed some of Saint Etienne’s best known songs into ‘floor-fillers’ and ‘club classics’.

Sarah Cracknell’s Lipslide, which has been out of print for 6 years, will be released as an expanded, re-mastered 2-disc edition. It was  originally released by Gut Records in 1997, was co-produced by Sarah and a variety of renowned U.K. producers, including Ian Catt, Stephen Lioroni and Stephen Hague and co-written with Johnny male, Guy Batson and Mark Waterfield.

It was released during Saint Etienne’s ‘4 year hiatus’ between the albums Tiger Bay and Good Humor.

You can catch Saint Etienne live in December:

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