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