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Saturday, March 03, 2012

Saint Etienne "Tonight": There's A Richard X Extended Mix

Above is the official single cover for Saint Etienne's "Tonight", the lead offering from the upcoming Words And Music By Saint Etienne .

The great news: there is a Richard X extended mix! And SE fans will recall that Richard X expertly reinterpreted the band's debut LP Foxbase Alpha three years ago as Foxbase Beta. He also produced their 2009 London Conversations single "Method Of Modern Love" and remixed "This Is Tomorrow" for the same collection.

The :/ news: the Richard X extended mix will only be available on the limited edition (there are only 1,000 copies) 12" vinyl version of the single, which goes on sale here this coming Tuesday.

UPDATE: According to Popservations, the Richard X extended mix will be on both the 12" and the download. 

Some other bits of info on the single, via a Saint Etienne newsletter email:

The shiny new single Tonight is ready to hit the shops on 12", 7" and digital download on 12th March.

The artwork follows in the grand tradition of the Specials' Too Much Too Young EP. In fact, this picture was taken at a Specials gig too. See if you can spot who sang what (hope you're enjoying this game - we are).

On the twelve inch, the first excellent mix comes courtesy of our ursine mates 2 Bears - a real beauty this, you're going to love it - and the second is from Manchester's own remix machine Club Clique. One of these days, we'll have to head up to the north west for one of their legendary do's. If they'll have us. Richard X has done an 'old school' (ie 1980s) extended mix of the song you already know and love.

And, as an added bonus, the 12" features an unreleased track from the soundtrack of our Finisterre movie.

"Manhattan" is exclusive to the seven inch. We gave ourselves the task of taking one of Scott Walker's latterday 'difficult' songs and tried to imagine how it might have sounded with a turn of the seventies Walkersound.

The EP and the 7" are limited to 1,000 copies of each, will be available here from Tuesday (6th March) at 5.00pm (GMT).

And remember kids, once they are gone, they are gone!

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