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

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