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Saint Etienne

So Tough (2017 reissue)

heavenly recordings

lp + download

Released: 27th Oct 2017



Released: 16th Jun 2017


this 2CD remastered deluxe edition is loaded with with B-sides, rare and unreleased tracks.

‘So Tough’ is the second studio album by British band Saint Etienne. First released in 1993, it is their highest-charting album to date, reaching No. 7 on the UK Album Charts. the album takes its title from The Beach Boys’ ‘Carl And The Passions - So Tough’ album. The album was indebted to Sixties classics ‘The Who Sell Out’ by The Who, ‘Smile’ by The Beach Boys and ‘Head’ by The Monkees. The album was originally intended as a concept album which starts at Mario’s Café in London then travels around the world, however it came to be viewed as a solely London album. The album cover features lead singer Sarah Cracknell aged 6 taken by her father Derek Cracknell.

So Tough (2017 reissue)


  1. Mario’s Café
  2. Railway Jam
  3. Date With Spelman
  4. Calico
  5. Avenue
  6. You’re In A Bad Way
  7. Memo To Pricey
  8. Hobart Paving
  9. Leafhound
  10. Clock Milk
  11. Conchita Martinez
  12. No Rainbows For Me
  13. Here Comes Clown Feet
  14. Junk The Morgue
  15. Chicken Soup
  16. Everything Flows


  1. Orpington Blues
  2. Who Do You Think You Are
  3. Some Place Else
  4. Duke Duvet
  5. Paper
  6. Johnny In The Echo Café
  7. Archway People
  8. California Snow Story
  9. Join Our Club
  10. Everlasting
  11. Snowplough
  12. Rainy Day Women
  13. Peterloo
  14. I’m Too Sexy
  15. Stranger In Paradise
  16. Hobart Paving (Van Dyke Parks Version)