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Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs present Paris In The Spring

I love Paris in the Spring. Don’t we all. But guess who really love Paris in the Spring? St. Etienne duo Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Paris uprising, they’ve curated this bumper collection of chansons, ye-ye and French pop ditties, all of which emerged in the years following those heady few months in 1968. Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, Francoise Hardy and the other usual suspects all get a look in.
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Music from Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service

There's something so smug and matey about 6 Music's choice of successful musicians as DJs. Jarvis Cocker however escapes my ire because first of all he seems an okay chap but secondly just look at that playlist on this collection of music from his Sunday Service show. He puts Art Garfunkel right alongside Cabaret Voltaire for example. And anyone who puts Jake Thackray on prime time radio has my applause. A curious but fascinating collection of lesser known music.   
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Bob Stanley / Pete Wiggs present
Three Day Week

Three Day Week is the fourth compilation album curated by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs. This time they’re concentrating their efforts on 1973-1975 when Britain was a bloody miserable place to be (Apparently, I was a carefree baby). There were some lovely sounds though, and this eclectic mix exists to show you just that. Features tracks from Mungo Jerry, The Kinks, Hawkwind, The Strawbs, Adam Faith, David Essex, The Troggs and more. LP and CD on Ace.