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

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