Saint Etienne ‎– Mondo Casino

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Heavenly ‎– HVNLP164CD
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2 × CD, Compilation, Limited Edition
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1-1 Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Kenny Dope And Louie Vega Kenlou B-boy Mix)
Engineer – Dave Darlington*Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez, "Little" Louie Vega*Remix – KenlouVocals – Moira LambertWritten-By – Neil Young
6:55
1-2 Sylvie (Bronx Dogs Remix)
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Paul Eve, Richard SenRemix – Bronx DogsWritten-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*, Cracknell*
9:10
1-3 Nothing Can Stop Us (Masters At Work Dub)
Engineer – Dave Darlington*Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez, "Little" Louie Vega*Remix – Masters At WorkWritten-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*
5:13
1-4 Magpie Eyes (Kane West Remix)
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Augustus (5)Remix – Kane WestWritten-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*, Cracknell*
4:53
1-5 Like A Motorway (David Holmes Full Length Remix)
Engineer – Gary Burns, Jagz KoonerProducer [Additional Production], Remix – David HolmesWritten-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*
13:00
1-6 Soft Like Me (Mr Joshua Remix)
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Mr Joshua*Vocals [Special Guest Vocal] – WildflowerWritten-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*, Cracknell*, George*
4:01
1-7 Like A Motorway (Chemical Brothers Chekhov Warp Vocal Mix)
Engineer – Steve DubProducer [Additional Production], Remix – The Chemical BrothersWritten-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*
8:54
1-8 Lose That Girl (Trouser Enthusiast Brides In The Bath Mix)
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Trouser EnthusiastsWritten-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*, Cracknell*
8:14
1-9 He's On The Phone (Motiv 8 Dub)
Producer [Production], Remix – Steve RodwayProducer [Special Production Assistant] – Brian "Higgo" Higgins*Remix – Motiv 8Written-By – Stanley*, Daho*, Wiggs*, Cracknell*
6:21
1-10 Action (DJ Tiesto Instrumental Mix)
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – DJ Tiesto*Written-By – Stanley*, Higgins*, Coler*, Wiggs*, Cracknell*, Powell*
6:49
2-1 Spring (Air France Remix)
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Air FranceWritten-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*
4:55
2-2 Mr Donut (Kid Loco Melody Belleville Mix)
Remix – Kid LocoWritten-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*, Cracknell*
4:52
2-3 Heart Failed (Two Lone Swordsmen Dub Mix)
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Andrew Weatherall, Keith TenniswoodRemix – Two Lone SwordsmenWritten-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*, Cracknell*
4:09
2-4 Magpie Eyes (Confidence Man Remix)
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Confidence ManWritten-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*, Cracknell*
4:58
2-5 Cool Kids Of Death (Underworld Full Length Remix)
Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By – Rick SmithRemix – UnderworldWritten-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*
14:18
2-6 How We Used To Live (Dot Allison Remix)
Engineer, Mixed By – Tim HolmesProducer [Additional Production], Remix – Dot AllisonWritten-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*, Cracknell*
5:56
2-7 Avenue (A.R. Kane Martial Mix)
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Rudy TambalaRemix – A.R. KaneWritten-By – Stanley*, Catt*, Wiggs*, Cracknell*
6:29
2-8 Sylvie (Faze Action Bonus Tickle Mix)
Engineer – Ben MitchellProducer [Additional Production], Remix – Simon LeeRemix – Faze ActionWritten-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*, Cracknell*
3:35
2-9 I've Got Your Music (Leo Zero Remix)
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Leo ElstobRemix – Leo ZeroWritten-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*, Cracknell*, Powell*
6:54
2-10 Saturday (Fugu Remix)
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – FuguWritten-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*, Cracknell*
3:21

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℗ Saint Etienne Limited 2018 © Saint Etienne Limited 2018

Packaged in a gatefold card sleeve. Limited edition of 1400.

Initially planned to be available at Saint Etienne's 20th Anniversary 'Good Humor' USA/Canada tour in Sept. 2018, but due to manufacturing problems these were not ready and could only be pre-ordered at the shows.
Eventually available for purchase at the British Library, London, UK dates of the same tour on 13/14 Oct 2018.
Limited stock available to purchase each night; remaining 250 copies sold via Saint Etienne's website.

Tracks 1-7, 1-9, 2-1, 2-2 and 2-5 appear to be mastered directly from vinyl sources (all appeared previously as UK 12" promos, though at least 2-1 and 2-5 have previously been commercially released in CD or digital formats). Track 1-3 also appears to be mastered directly from vinyl. Additionally, 'Spring (Air France Remix)' and 'Cool Kids Of Death (Underworld Full Length Remix)' were recorded at the wrong speeds, with time variations compared to their original releases.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Disc one): HVNLP164CD AI47173-01 manufactured by optimal media GmbH
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc two): HVNLP164CD AI47173-02 manufactured by optimal media GmbH
  • Mastering SID Code (Both discs): IFPI L576
  • Mould SID Code (Both discs): IFPI 9755

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Unint

Unint

November 5, 2018
They bungled my order and sent two copies of Surrey EP and no Mondo Casino.

I don't suppose anyone got two copies of Mondo Casino and no copies of Surrey EP? Will trade.
deep_honey

deep_honey

November 3, 2018
edited 9 days ago

I love Saint Etienne, but "Mondo Casino" is in so many ways a huge letdown for fans. While some of the selections are very hard to find, a handful have been included as vinyl rips, with some at the wrong speed - an unforgivable choice in almost any case, but even more frustrating for tracks where the appeal is their CD/digital debut, and simply nonsensical for tracks that have been released in CD/digital form before. It's also disappointing that despite being repeatedly assured by the band that "no tracks were duplicated from the four-disc Casino Classics," a handful of selections are in fact exact duplicates from that release from 2012, or other readily available releases. Some tracks appear again after being featured on the digital bonus disc of Casino Classics (2012)--some in their CD debut, others duplicated from earlier CD singles, with some rarer tracks overlooked. Here is a breakdown of the tracks featured here:

1-1. Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Kenlou B-Boy Mix) - from US CD singles, Casino Classics digital bonus disc (2012)
1-2. Sylvie (Bronx Dogs Mix) - from promo-only 12"
1-3. Nothing Can Stop Us (Masters At Work Dub) - from US CD singles, 4-disc Casino Classics (2012) [possible VINYL RIP?]
1-4. Magpie Eyes (Kane West Remix) - download-only
1-5. Like A Motorway (David Holmes Full Length Remix) - from CD singles, original Casino Classics (1996) and 2/4-disc Casino Classics (2012) [has been featured in this same full length form on each release]
1-6. Soft Like Me (Mr Joshua Remix) - from CD singles, Casino Classics digital bonus disc (2012)
1-7. Like A Motorway (Chemical Brothers Chekhov Warp Vocal Mix) - from promo-only 12" [VINYL RIP - poor quality]
1-8. Lose That Girl (Trouser Enthusiasts Mix) - from Interlude US/Canada compilation, 4-disc Casino Classics (2012)
1-9. He’s On The Phone (Motiv 8 Dub) - from promo-only 12” [VINYL RIP - better quality than 1-7]
1-10. Action (DJ Tiesto Instrumental) - from promo-only 12”, Casino Classics digital bonus disc (2012)
2-1. Spring (Air France Remix) - from digital EP, limited edition 12” [VINYL RIP - instead of 2009 digital source, sped up/runtime shortened]
2-2. Mr Donut (Kid Loco Mix) - form promo-only 12”, Casino Classics digital bonus disc (2012) [VINYL RIP]
2-3. Heart Failed (Two Lone Swordsmen Dub Mix) - from promo-only 12”, TLS compilation
2-4. Magpie Eyes (Confidence Man Remix) - download-only
2-5. Cool Kids of Death (Underworld Full Length Remix) - from CD single, original Casino Classics (1996); in edited form on 2/4-disc Casino Classics (2012) [VINYL RIP - sped up/runtime shortened]
2-6. How We Used To Live (Dot Allison Mix) - from CD single, Casino Classics digital bonus disc (2012)
2-7. Avenue (A.R. Kane Martial Mix) - from CD single, Casino Classics digital bonus disc (2012)
2-8. Sylvie (Faze Action Bonus Tickle Mix) - from promo-only 12”
2-9. I’ve Got Your Music (Leo Zero Mix) - from 12” single, digital EP
2-10. Saturday (Fugu Remix) - from Smash The System: Singles & More, Continental [deluxe edition] (2009), Casino Classics digital bonus disc (2012)

So, all in all a very mixed bag, leaving a small handful of genuinely intriguing finds for fans amongst a generous padding of duplicated and/or improperly-sourced material. I would have loved to see other tracks from the digital bonus disc (Join Our Club - Le Hammond Inferno, Stars Above Us - Eric Kupper), or rare/promo mixes (Soft Like Me - Li Dixon Red Corner mix, When I Was Seventeen remixes, Action - Mr Joshua mix) in place of some of the lazier inclusions (Like A Motorway and Cool Kids of Death, especially), and of course better sourcing of material (from actual masters!). After the messy quality control of the 2012 edition of Casino Classics, I was hopeful there’d be some lessons learned, but it looks like Saint Etienne just cannot do remix releases properly anymore.
dj_jasonb

dj_jasonb

October 16, 2018
Bit lazy, including Underworlds Remix of Cool Kids Of Death again.