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