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

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