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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.   You Are a Lover
  5.   Get Around to It
  6.   Oh, the Divorces!
  7.   Femme Fatale
  8.   Singles Bar
  9.   Late in the Afternoon
  10.   Night Time
  11.   Falling Off a Log
  12.   Kentish Town
  13.   Swimming
  14.   Raise the Roof
  15.   Maybe This Christmas
  16.   Easy
  17.   A-Z
  18.   King's Cross
  19.   River
  20.   In the Cold, Cold Night
  21.   Better Things by Massive Attack
  22.   Long White Dress
  23.   Damage
  24.   Taking Down the Tree
  25.   Plain Sailing
  26.   All The Seasons
  27.   Night Is My Friend
  28.   Overture by The Unbending Trees
  29.   Taxi Cab
  30.   Why Does the Wind?
  31.   Come on Home to Me
  32.   It's All True
  33.   Small Town Girl
  34.   Simply Couldn't Care
  35.   Seascape
  36.   Dreamy
  37.   New Opened Eyes
  38.   Too Happy
  39.   The Book of Love
  40.   Protection
  41.   Goodbye Joe
  42.   The Tree Knows Everything by Adam F
  43.   Venceremos: We Will Win by Working Week
  44.   Let Me In
  45.   Little Things
  46.   Follow Me Down
  47.   How Wild the Wind Blows
  48.   Tinsel and Lights
  49.   Snow in Sun
  50.   Snow
  51.   Hard Candy Christmas
  52.   Joy
  53.   Sister Winter
  54.   Here It Comes Again
  55.   Nowhere Near
  56.   By Piccadilly Station I Sat Down and Wept
  57.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  58.   Under the Ivy
  59.   It Was Always Me
  60.   Hospital
  61.   Are You There?
  62.   They Only Do Harm
  63.   Like a Snowman
  64.   Hormones
  65.   Here It Comes Again
  66.   Out of the Woods
  67.   25th December
  68.   On My Mind
  69.   Night and Day
  70.   Album Version
  71.   Escort Extended Remix
  72.   Martin Buttrich Remix
  73.   Dse Dub
  74.   Smoke and Mirrors
  75.   Overture the Unbending Trees
  76.   Venceremos featuring Claudia Figueroa
  77.   How the Wild Wind Blows
  78.   Better Things by Massive Attack

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