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

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