“A Good Thing” is a single by the British band Saint Etienne. Taken from the album Tales from Turnpike House, it was released in the UK by Sanctuary Records October 2005. The lead track is co-written by vocalist Sarah Cracknell.
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“A Good Thing” is a single by the British band Saint Etienne. Taken from the album Tales from Turnpike House, it was released in the UK by Sanctuary Records October 2005. The help track is co-written by vocalist Sarah Cracknell.
Originally, the 7″ single was scheduled to be a limited direct of 1000 copies, but due to an mistake at the scrap book label, all formats were limited to 1000 copies, seriously hindering the single’s chart chances.
B-side-wise, the single is a wealthy mix. The 7″ features a co-write along with the band’s Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs and David Essex, who featured on the album. The first photograph album features a cover of the Womack & Womack track “Missing Persons Bureau” (credited to their stage name Dr Rue & The Gypsy Wave Banner). The second baby book single, meanwhile, features two tracks written for the band’s film, What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day?. “Book Norton” is written and sung by sometimes bandmate Debsy Wykes while “Quiet Essex” is written by Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs.
Only the second single, and third pardon overall for Sanctuary, this was to be the band’s last pardon for the label.