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York, United Kingdom (the early 1980s – present, 2007 – present)

Here’s another review of the new St. Christopher compilation - this time, from AllMusic…

Though many, if not most, indie pop fans know St. Christopher best for their two-year stretch between 1989 and 1991 recording for Sarah Records, which produced three great singles and the excellent Bacharach 10” EP, St. Christopher were responsible for much more wonderfully dramatic music both before and after that. Cherry Red’s 2014 collection Forevermore Starts Here takes on the challenge of painting the complete picture of the band’s career and does a fine job. The songs were chosen and sequenced by the band’s main songwriter and vocalist Glenn Melia, and instead of taking a chronological approach that would have started with their first single from 1984 and ended with tracks from 2010, he pieces the story together more organically in a way that ends up sounding like a really long album instead of a series of unrelated songs. It’s easy to accomplish because no matter the level of fidelity or the recording technology, one thing remains constant throughout: Melia’s emotionally combustible songwriting and his almost painfully expressive vocals. That’s true whether it’s a rollicking compilation track from 1988 (“If I Could Capture” from the Airspace II collection), an over-driven rocker from their 2001 album Golden Blue (“Low”), or what stands out as their shining moment, the indie pop classic “Say Yes to Everything” from 1991.

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  • charmelle

    St. Christopher produced three great 7"'s and the excellent Bacharach 10” EP for Sarah Records, but were responsible for much more wonderfully dramatic music both before and after that - Cherry Red’s 2014 2CD Forevermore Starts Here takes on the challenge of painting the complete picture of the band’s career and does a fine job. The songs were chosen and sequenced by the band’s main songwriter and vocalist Glenn Melia, and instead of taking a chronological approach that would have started with their first single from 1984 and ended with tracks from 2010, he pieces the story together more organically in a way that ends up sounding like a long album instead of a series of unrelated songs. It’s easy to accomplish because of Melia’s emotionally combustible songwriting and expressive vocals. That’s true whether it’s a rollicking track from 1988 “If I Could Capture”, an over-driven rocker from their 2001 LP Golden Blue (“Low”), or the indie pop classic “Say Yes to Everything” from '91.

    12 Oct 11:33am Reply
  • charmelle

    You can now pre-order Forevermore Starts Here direct from Cherry Red! Also, here is the finished track listing, which boasts all of their Sarah recordings and a smattering of pre-Sarah rarities, too. ST. CHRISTOPHER FOREVERMORE STARTS HERE....http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4800

    26 Jul 10:34am Reply
  • charmelle

    .... & THAT LAST COMMENT COMES FROM A GUY WHO LISTS PHIL COLLINS, DIRE STRAITS & U2 AMONGST HIS LISTENING LIBRARY!..... MERRY XMAS JERK!....

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • andvillela12

    they're so bad but for some reason they're good.

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • CURED

    tragic they're so unknown.

    2 Jun 2013 Reply
  • NorthernSeaside

    catch her

    30 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Lyciummusic

    Popo ısırıcı indie

    4 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Destroyed-room

    this is incredible stuff!

    9 Nov 2011 Reply
  • charmelle

    ST CHRIS LIVE IN PARIS, 30TH JULY!!

    22 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Ohllie

    Josephine, oh where are you now?

    30 Apr 2011 Reply
  • internetmann

    link her

    9 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Heliovsky

    All of a Tremble <3

    28 Nov 2010 Reply
  • AFatalCure

    s a r a h

    13 Nov 2010 Reply
  • SeattleJQueen

    Why is this band so fucking obscure?

    19 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Pinkglove23

    I saw them live last year! They were amazing! :)

    18 Sep 2010 Reply
  • definisipop84

    they are my influences :)

    29 Jul 2010 Reply
  • electricchurch

    saraaaaaaaaaaaah

    4 Jun 2010 Reply
  • VerveAreRising

    if it takes a million years

    25 Aug 2009 Reply
  • kitlet

    ..... THE FABULOUS NEW SINGLE, "IF BLACK WAS BLUE", OUT SOON ON EDITION 59, SUSY RECORDS, & DIGITAL....

    19 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Absenta

    just when I thought that I haven't discovered any "new" good music in quite a while i discover St. Christopher! SOOOO GOOD!

    31 Jul 2009 Reply
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