Saint Etienne ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ (2009 Extended Remix)(Heavenly)

I have to admit, when this arrived in the post my heart sank. Saint Etienne reminds me of one of the best summers of my life: my first year of university (not that many lectures were attended), a whirlwind of romances with worldly (loose) women and the start of my long love affair with electronic dance music. The long kiwi summer evenings went on for ever and ever…blah blah blah.

Andrew Weatherall and Masters At Work provided the essential versions of this, and I always hoped that that would be that. So, as I was saying, my heart sank when this arrived in the mailbox. Luckily for us, Heavenly Records has employed someone clever to remix it (opposed to some conical coiffured retard with a laptop) who totally understands what made the original versions so poptastically great. Richard X is known for his pop sensibilities and he’s totally delivered here.

Italo bass, shimmering synths and a dub disco sensibility rule this track… It’s the perfect antidote to the fading sun as we slip slide into Autumn’s coppery glory (and it’s even better if you’re in the southern hemisphere and emerging into Spring, you lucky %^&**^@).
Saint Etienne ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ (2009 Extended Remix) by cmjct

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