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