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

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