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

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