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Tracey Thorn

One of the most enduring English singer/songwriters, Tracey Thorn began making music with Stern Bops and then, more notably, Marine Girls, a minimalist pop group that released a pair of albums inspired by Young Marble Giants and the Raincoats. While Marine Girls were active, Thorn released A Distant Shore, a relatively moody, if similarly skeletal solo album, on Cherry Red in 1982. Around that time, she met Ben Watt -- who was also signed to Cherry Red -- and formed a partnership as Everything But the Girl. From 1984 through 1999, Thorn and Watt released ten albums that shifted from indie pop to slick sophisti-pop to downtempo club music. Additionally, Thorn appeared on recordings by the likes of the Style Council, the Go-Betweens, and Massive Attack. Shortly after having twin daughters together, she and Watt put EBtG on ice, as Watt DJ'ed and operated his Buzzin' Fly label while Thorn stayed home with the children. They had a third child, a boy, in 2001. After several years away from music, Thorn began writing again and recorded her second solo album, Out of the Woods, which was released in early 2007. Instead of working with Watt, she collaborated with a number of producers, including Ewan Pearson, Charles Webster, Cagedbaby, Sasse, and Martin Wheeler. A year later, Thorn and Watt married. Pearson returned as sole producer of Thorn's 2010 effort Love and Its Opposite, released in the U.K. by Watt's Strange Feeling label. In 2012, Thorn released Tinsel and Lights, a holiday album featuring songs by contemporary composers. A well-received memoir, Bedsit Disco Queen: How I Grew Up and Tried to Be a Pop Star, was published in 2013. Following that, there were a couple low-key releases, including the two-song Molly Drake Songs (recorded with Watt for a BBC 4 documentary about the mother of Nick Drake) and "Under the Ivy" (a Kate Bush cover). Thorn was sought out by screenwriter and director Carol Morley to provide the soundtrack for The Falling, a drama that debuted at the BFI London Film Festival in 2014. Just prior to the film's wider release the following April, Thorn's contribution -- eight short songs -- was issued as Songs from The Falling. ~ Andy Kellman
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Stations Featuring
Tracey Thorn

    Indie Chill

    Indie Chill
    5 songs

    Electronic Chill

    Electronic Chill
    1 song

    Relax Trax

    Relax Trax
    1 song

Albums by
Tracey Thorn

Top Songs by
Tracey Thorn

  1.   Song
  2.   Hands Up to the Ceiling
  3.   Grand Canyon
  4.   Late in the Afternoon
  5.   Oh, the Divorces!
  6.   Femme Fatale
  7.   You Are a Lover
  8.   Get Around to It
  9.   Singles Bar
  10.   Night Time
  11.   Swimming
  12.   Falling Off a Log
  13.   Easy
  14.   Raise the Roof
  15.   Maybe This Christmas
  16.   A-Z
  17.   Kentish Town
  18.   Nowhere Near
  19.   Plain Sailing
  20.   The Tree Knows Everything
  21.   Let Me In
  22.   Too Happy
  23.   All The Seasons
  24.   Venceremos: We Will Win by Working Week
  25.   Seascape
  26.   Damage
  27.   Better Things by Massive Attack
  28.   Little Things
  29.   They Only Do Harm
  30.   Are You There?
  31.   Night Is My Friend
  32.   How Wild the Wind Blows
  33.   Overture
  34.   Taking Down the Tree
  35.   River
  36.   Tinsel and Lights
  37.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  38.   Snow in Sun
  39.   In the Cold, Cold Night
  40.   Like a Snowman
  41.   Sister Winter
  42.   Taxi Cab
  43.   Why Does the Wind?
  44.   Hormones
  45.   Come on Home to Me
  46.   King's Cross
  47.   By Piccadilly Station I Sat Down and Wept
  48.   It's All True
  49.   Goodbye Joe
  50.   Dreamy
  51.   Follow Me Down
  52.   Protection
  53.   Snow
  54.   New Opened Eyes
  55.   It Was Always Me
  56.   Simply Couldn't Care
  57.   Hard Candy Christmas
  58.   Under the Ivy
  59.   Here It Comes Again
  60.   Long White Dress
  61.   The Book of Love
  62.   Small Town Girl
  63.   Hospital
  64.   Joy

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