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Saint Etienne - Sound Of Water FLAC album

Performer: Saint Etienne
Genre: Electronic / Pop music
Title: Sound Of Water
Country: UK
Released: 2017
Style: Downtempo, Synth-pop, Indie Pop
FLAC version ZIP size: 1343 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1536 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1777 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 192
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Sound of Water (2000) is an album by Saint Etienne. At the time of release, this album split the band's fanbase between those who preferred the more commercial song-based sound of Good Humor and singles like "You're in a Bad Way" and "He's on the Phone" from those who appreciated the band's new direction, which was more experimental in nature. Sound of Water was developed as Saint Etienne's ambient and trip hop statement.

The album strove to keep the concise, song-oriented focus of Good Humor, while expanding the horizons of their music to focus on abstract, dreamy, electronic sounds. There are moments of pop pleasure here, surrounded by spare, languid electronica sections, vaguely reminiscent of the High Llamas.

Band Name Saint Etienne. Album Name Sound of Water. Data de lançamento 2000. Labels Sub Pop Records Mantra. Membros têm este álbum1. 2. Heart Failed (in the Back of a Taxi).

On Sound of Water, Saint Etienne's earlier records now seem to represent a world that can be observed, or fondly/painfully remembered, but no longer entered into. And musically, it seems that for the band growing up means smartening up. The swooning ambience of the band's first few records has likewise been buffed away, revealing sleeker, sharper-edged techno-pop. The album is more traditionally stylish, but tinged with an ill-defined sadness.

Is Sound Of Water the best album by Saint Etienne? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. This album At A Glance. Sound Of Water by Saint Etienne (2000) Overall rank: 16,410th. Accolades: Top albums of 2000 (346th). Top albums of the 2000s (4,073rd). Best albums of all time (16,410th).

Saint Etienne had their biggest hit in July 2000 – as featured artists on Paul van Dyk’s club-trance banger Tell Me Why. Their fifth album, The Sound of Water, had been released only a few weeks before and its first single was a very different offering. Recorded in To Rococo Rot’s studio in Berlin, it sounds noir-y and coolly European, although its lyrics are starkly British.

Tracklist Hide Credits

Sound Of Water
1-1 Late Morning 4:12
1-2 Heart Failed (In The Back Of A Taxi)
Mixed By – Eric Kupper
1-3 Sycamore 3:47
1-4 Don't Back Down
Mixed By – Eric Kupper
1-5 Just A Little Overcome 3:41
1-6 Boy Is Crying 3:52
1-7 Aspects Of Lambert 3:31
1-8 Downey CA 4:24
1-9 How We Used To Live 9:02
1-10 The Place At Dawn 1:47
Bonus Disc
2-1 Roseneck 3:27
2-2 Northwestern 5:30
2-3 Red Setter 3:45
2-4 Blofeld Buildings
Written-By – Lippok*, Lippock*, Schneider*
2-5 Bar Conscience 4:38
2-6 Shoot Out The Lights 4:08
2-7 Thank You 4:28
2-8 Chaos At The Gym
Written-By – Thomas*
2-9 Tony Jacket 3:54
2-10 Garage For Gunther 3:52
2-11 Ivyhouse 2:08
2-12 52 Pilot 5:38
2-13 We're In The City 4:42
2-14 Artieripp 4:46
2-15 Sadie's Anniversary 3:02
2-16 Half Timbered 1:20
2-17 Empty Shop 3:24

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Saint Etienne Limited
  • Copyright (c) – Saint Etienne Limited
  • Licensed To – [pias]
  • Recorded At – Amber Studio, Berlin
  • Mixed At – Protocol Studios
  • Remastered At – Electric Mastering


  • Arranged By – Gerard Johnson, Sean O'Hagan, To Rococo Rot
  • Backing Vocals – Charlotte Hodson, Mitch Stevens
  • Bass [Upright & Electric] – Edgar Jones
  • Co-producer, Engineer – Gerard Johnson
  • Coordinator [Compilation Originally Co-ordinated] – Julian Fernandez
  • Design [Original Design] – Philip Lee
  • Design [This Edition Designed By] – Paul Kelly
  • Drums – John Miller
  • Guitar – Jez Willaims*
  • Illustration – Julian Opie
  • Liner Notes – Roy Wilkinson
  • Liner Notes [Original Sleeve Notes] – Simon Reynolds
  • Mixed By – Gerard Johnson
  • Percussion – Stuart Reid
  • Performer – Gerard Johnson, Robert Lippok, Ronald Lippok, Sean O'Hagan, Stefan Schneider
  • Performer [Gooseskin Outburst] – Shoichi Kajino
  • Performer [Recorders] – David Lawes
  • Photography By – Rachel Cassells*
  • Producer – Saint Etienne
  • Voice – Nathan Bennett
  • Written-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*, Cracknell* (tracks: 1-1 to 2-7, 2-9 to 2-17)


2017 reissue. [PIAS] logo instead of Universal UMC.

Two different catalogue numbers:
· HVNLP72CDSE written on sticker, back cover and discs
· HVNLP72CDDE written on spine

Typo on tracklist: CD2-01 "Roseneck" is listed as "Roseneeck"

Gerard Johnson, Robert Lippok, Ronald Lippok, Sean O'Hagan, Stefan Schneider are credited collectively as: "Saint Etienne is Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley, Pete Wiggs augmented by ..." on: Kwai Piano, Wurlitzer, Jomox Drum Machine, Akai MPC 3000, Moog Sonic Six, Waldorf Microwave, Siel Cruise, Accordion, Vibes, Guitars, Drums and Electric Bass

Sleeve Notes: May 2009
Original Sleeve Notes: Manhattan 2000

This compilation ℗ & © 2017 Saint Etienne Limited under exclusive license to IAS]

The version of 'Blofeld Buildings' is the same as the original version on the Built On Sand/Boxette compilations; the mastering error on the UMC deluxe edition of Sound Of Water has been corrected for this version.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 414939 956812
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5414939956812

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MNTCD1018 Saint Etienne Sound Of Water ‎(CD, Album) Mantra Recordings MNTCD1018 UK 2000
HVNLP72CD, 2759111 Saint Etienne Sound Of Water ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Heavenly, Universal UMC HVNLP72CD, 2759111 UK & Europe 2011
MNTCD1018 Saint Etienne Sound Of Water ‎(CD, Album) Mantra Recordings, Playground Music Scandinavia MNTCD1018 Scandinavia 2000
7243 8 493672-3, 8493672, 7243 8 493672-2, 7243 8 Saint Etienne Sound Of Water ‎(CD, Album) Labels, Labels, Labels, Labels 7243 8 493672-3, 8493672, 7243 8 493672-2, 7243 8 France 2000
none St. Etienne* Album Sampler ‎(CDr, Promo, Smplr) Mantra Recordings none UK 2000