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Everything but the Girl sometimes referred to as EBTG were an English musical duoformed in Hull inconsisting of lead singer and occasional guitarist Tracey Thorn and guitarist, keyboardist, producer and singer Ben Watt. They are currently inactive, although vocalist Tracey Thorn hinted that they may perform again someday. They have not performed publicly since Watt and Thorn are also a couple, though they are very private about their relationship and personal life.
For some time, it was not a publicised fact that they were romantically involved, or that they had married Driving (Todd Terry Remix) - Everything But The Girl - British Summertime . When Thorn and Watt met, they were both attending the University of Hull and both had contracted with the independent record company Cherry Red O Sonho - Paola Arnesano - Vince Abbracciante - MPB!as solo artists.
They formed a duo and adopted the name "Everything but the Girl" from the slogan used by the Hull shop Turner's Furniture  on Beverley Road.
Their debut album, Edenwas released in the UK in It reached number 14 on the UK Albums Chart, spending twenty weeks on the chart. The album Love Not Money was their second studio album release, and signalled a move away from jazz and Latin influences to a more traditional electric guitar, bass and drums arrangements. Blending acoustic instrumentation with sequenced drums and synthesisers, it reached number 13 on the UK Albums Chart, spending fifteen weeks on the chart.
Tommy Lipuma produced the band's album The Language of Lifewhich featured the single "Driving. The album featured a host of leading west coast session musicians including Omar HakimJoe Sample and Michael Brecker. Stan Getz contributed a tenor sax solo on the song "The Road". Inthey released the self-produced album Worldwide. It charted at number 29 on Driving (Todd Terry Remix) - Everything But The Girl - British Summertime UK Albums Chart. It reached Number 13 on the UK Top In the summer ofthe duo was forced to curtail recording and touring for several months when Watt developed Churg-Strauss syndromea rare autoimmune disease.
Hospitalised for 10 weeks, and enduring several life-saving operations, he subsequently wrote a memoir, Patientabout his near-death ordeal. Producer Todd Terry remixed the track " Missing ", and when released as a single, it became an international success. Thorn sang lead vocals on both. The single "Protection" reached number 14 on the UK Top Featuring collaborations with Spring Heel Jack and Howie B it ushered in a new electronic sound for their own work.
Two further singles - "Single" and "Before Today" - reached number 20 and number 25 respectively. Inthe duo followed it up with their last - and ninth - studio album, Temperamental. It charted at number 16 on the UK Albums Chart. The duo performed their final show at the Montreux Jazz Festival in There have been no new recordings as Everything but the Girl since According to Thorn, the group is "currently mothballed".
The group curated compilations of their material inand InThorn co-wrote and recorded vocals for the song "Damage", a collaboration with German band Tiefschwarz that appeared on their Eat Books album. Thorn's second solo album, Out of the Woodswas then released in followed by her third solo album, Love and Its Oppositein This was their first recording together in over a decade, although it was not an Everything but the Girl release.
In an April interview, Thorn was asked whether she would ever work again with Watt as Everything but the Girl. Thorn responded, "Yes, we do keep saying we are nearly ready to maybe do some Музыка моей Души - Группа ПМ* - Не Надо Прощаться together again. There are certain obstacles, some practical, some psychological, that we would Driving (Todd Terry Remix) - Everything But The Girl - British Summertime to overcome.
But it may well happen. Inthe band's first four albums were reissued by Edsel Records as "deluxe" double CDswith demo recordings and other additional material. At the time, Watt explained that Warner Music Group still maintained control over their back catalogue: "our big fear was that one day we'd wake up and they'd have reissued them, without telling us.
Additionally, Thorn stated that the thought of reforming the band and playing live filled her "with cold dread"—upon re-listening to the early EBTG records, Thorn experienced a sense of "Gosh, well, I'm not really that person any more.
According to the EBTG website, "Once again, Ben and Tracey have helped at every stage of the process, sourcing demos, rarities and memorabilia for the Straight From Hell - Angel Witch - Screamin Assault. Watt hit the pause button on his record labels and DJ activities to return to his folk-jazz singer-songwriter roots in His first solo album sinceHendra was released on 14 April In addition to solo music projects, both Thorn and Watt have each written two books.
In JulyEverything but the Girl reclaimed the rights to eight of their albums, plus the American rights to Temperamental and Driving (Todd Terry Remix) - Everything But The Girl - British Summertime Wounded from Warner Music Group ; this catalogue will now be distributed through Chrysalis Records under licence from Watt's Strange Feeling label.
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