Tiger Bay by Saint Etienne


Summary

Tiger Bay is the third studio album by British band Saint Etienne. It was released by Heavenly Records. In an interview with Record Collector, band member Bob Stanley stated that the title is a reference to the 1959 film Tiger Bay.

The album is described by Bob Stanley as "an album of modern folk songs done in twentieth century styles like techno and dub".Bob Stanley, interview with Melody Maker. Qtd. in [http://www.saint.etienne.net/saint/etienne?http://saint.etienne.net/ec/discography.html "Like a Motorway". Saint Etienne Heaven]. 29 June 2002. "Like a Motorway", for example, blends Kraftwerk-style techno with the melody from the nineteenth century folk song "Silver Dagger". Some of the songs, such as "Marble Lions" and "Former Lover" forsake electronics for classical folk instrumentation and orchestral arrangements. One, "Western Wind", is a traditional English folk song.