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Saint Etienne - Tales From Turnpike House album download
Downtempo, Synth-pop
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Tales from Turnpike House is the seventh studio album by English alternative dance band Saint Etienne. It is a concept album in which the songs depict characters who all live in the eponymous block of flats in London. The exact setting of the stories told by the album's setting is somewhat amorphous. The real Turnpike House is a high-rise block of flats in Goswell Road, EC1, an area of ex-council blocks between Clerkenwell and Upper Street

Tales from Turnpike House is a concept record verging on a musical score, offering a day-in-the-life cycle about the residents of an outer-London housing estate. This being Saint Etienne, those lives are drawn in the same shades of retro-modernity as the music: Up-to-the-minute references sit side by side with a vibe that's all 1960s kitchen-sink English, brightly-colored and respectably working-class, Corn Flakes and teakettles. Morrissey spent half a career plumbing that vibe for its camp and its seediness, but Saint Etienne have no such intentions

Band Name Saint Etienne. Album Name Tales from Turnpike House. Labels Sanctuary Records. Members owning this album1. 1. Sun in My Morning. 2. Milk Bottle Symphony.

Complete your Saint Etienne collection. Saint Etienne switches moods as easily as most people change clothes. TALES FROM TURNPIKE HOUSE is a lovely example of how a seemingly dull topic - suburbia - can yield unexpected beauty. From the folk delicacy of "Sun in My Morning" to the more upbeat "Milk Bottle Symphony," Sarah Cracknell's lyrics again evoke a stunning portrait of place. Slow Down at the Castle" calms things to a quiet boil with some beautiful strumming, while A Good Thing goes straight for dancefloor

Album · 2005 · 15 Songs. Saint Etienne & David Essex. 15 Songs, 55 Minutes. Released: May 13, 2005. More By Saint Etienne.

Milk Bottle Symphony" introduces "Mrs. Doris Brown" with her "quilted dressing gown" and "Emily Rose at thirty-one," who's got "twenty minutes to get her homework done," using layered harmonies, strings and disco beats

Worse, it's a concept album of kitchen-sink dramas about Tony The Milkman and Doris The Housewife set to Saint Etienne's dated indie disco.

Deep House Electro House Funky, Club House Minimal, Tech House Progressive House.

No matter the associates or variables involved, a Saint Etienne album is always going to end up sounding just like a Saint Etienne album, even if it's a little different from what came before it. On Tales from Turnpike House, the group gets two productions from Xenomania (Girls Aloud, Sugababes), several vocal arrangements from Tony Rivers (the Castaways, Harmony Grass) and son, some songwriting and vocal contributions from the misunderstood David Essex ("Rock On," "Stardust"), and assorted things from faces old and new. The album comes out as their most organic since.

You are viewing Saint Etienne Chords in the album Tales from Turnpike House More Albums. Ella Fitzgerald - Cry Me A River Little Orphan Annie - Tomorrow Selena Gomez - Wolves Francesca Battistelli - Holy Spirit Ed Sheeran - Photograph Sam Smith - Lay Me Down Acoustic Audioslave - Like a Stone. Guitar Chords Guitar Tabs Guitar Pro Bass Tabs Ukulele Tabs Keyboards Drums Flute Harmonica.

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1 Sun In My Morning
2 Milk Bottle Symphony
3 Lightning Strikes Twice
Mixed By – Tim PowellProducer – Xenomania
4 Slow Down At The Castle
5 A Good Thing
6 The Leyton Art Inferno
7 Got A Job
8 Side Streets
9 Last Orders For Gary Stead
10 Stars Above Us
11 Relocate
12 The Birdman Of EC1
13 Teenage Winter
14 Goodnight


  • Featuring – Brian Higgins, Eve Bicker, Hugh McDowell, Jo Fraser, Jon Chandler, Nick Coler, Shawn Lee
  • Producer – Ian Catt, Saint Etienne


Tracks 6 and 7 are bonus tracks only available on this Japan release. Comes with Japanese booklet included but no English lyric sheet.

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SANCD-271 Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House ‎(CD, Album) Sanctuary Records SANCD-271 UK 2005
SANDD271 Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House ‎(CD, Album + CD, EP + Ltd) Sanctuary Records SANDD271 UK 2005
HVNLP80CDSE Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House ‎(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Dlx, RM) Heavenly HVNLP80CDSE UK & Europe 2017
SANPR271 Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House ‎(CD, Album + CD, EP + Promo) Sanctuary Records SANPR271 UK 2005
SANLP271 Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House ‎(LP, Album) Sanctuary Records SANLP271 UK 2005