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Pale Movie

"Pale Movie"
Tiger Bay
Released February 1994 (1994-02)
Format

7", 12" vinyl,

MC, CD
Genre Folk, Eurodance
Length 3:51
Label

Heavenly - HVN

37
Writer(s)

Stanley/

Producer Saint Etienne
Saint Etienne singles chronology

"Xmas 93"
(1993)
"Pale Movie"
(1994)
"Like a Motorway"
(1994)

"Pale Movie" is a song by British pop group Saint Etienne from the album Tiger Bay. It was released as a single in February 1994, and reached #28 in the UK Singles Charts. It also became a hit in other countries, reaching number 1 in Lebanon.

In common with the folk music theme of the Tiger Bay album, "Pale Movie" combines a Eurodance beat with Spanish folk-style guitars. The lyrics use surreal imagery to describe a man's love for a mysterious woman. Although the title is not sung, some of the words refer to cinema: "In the bed where they make love / She's in a film on the sheets. / He shows dreams like a movie, / She's the softness of cinema seats." Other lines are stranger: "her skin as white as the milk, / Just like a Sherpa Tenzing / under a Manila silk."

In an interview with scooters).

The cover art for the single features photographs of swimming tigers, presumably in reference to the album title.

Track listing

7": Heavenly / HVN 37 (UK)

  1. "Pale Movie" - 3:51
  2. "Highgate Road Incident" - 2:06
  • also available on MC (HVN 37 C)

12": Heavenly / HVN 37 12 (UK)

  1. "Pale Movie" - 3:51
  2. "Pale Movie" (stentorian dub)- 6:46
  3. "Pale Movie" (secret knowledge trouser assassin mix)- 10:16
  4. "Pale Movie" (lemonentry mix) - 4:05
  • also available on CD (HVN 37 CD)


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