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