Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Most recent release, Tinsel And Lights (seasonal, 2012); most recent non-seasonal release, Extended Plays 2010–2011 (compilation, 2011); most recent release of new, nonseasonal material, Love and Its Opposite (2010)
Own and co-written
Best known for being half of Everything But the Girl, Tracey Thorn has released two solo albums, one before and one after her work with Everything But the Girl. (JoAnn Whetsell)
Recommended first album:
A Distant Shore for acoustic fans; Out of the Woods for pop/electronic fans
1982—Cherry Red—MRED 35
Tracey Thorn—guitar, vocals
This is the solo album that Tracey made just before Everything But the Girl began. A very sparse album, just one girl with acoustic guitar, but worth it alone for 'Plain sailing', one of my favourite songs of 1982. Way back when...finally got it on cd now. The other tracks on the cd don't really capture my attention very well, but I just wanted to mention it. (Marion)
Tracey Thorn—harmonium, acoustic guitar, piano, electric guitar, farfisa organ, omnichord, vocals
Beki Doe—violin, string arrangements (1, 7)
Ewan Pearson (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10), Tom Gandey (2, 11), Darshan Jesrani (3), Sasse Lindblad (3), Martin Wheeler (6), Charles Webster (8), Alex Santos (9)
I've been listening a lot to the new Tracey Thorn solo album, Out of the Woods, and it's quite a strong recording. I thought I might have had my fill of chilled electronica women.... But good music is good music, and this one is the perfect combination of edgy and predictable. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tracey Thorn—vocals, piano, acoustic and electric guitars, Vox Continental, Yamaha CS60, celesta
Oliver Kraus—cello, string arrangement (1)
I really, really like this album. Musically it's got a mix of styles (some songs are laidback, some upbeat pop, some electronic). Lyrically there's little pretense as she addresses middle age with humor and grace. I don't know how to describe it particularly well, but I highly encourage folks to give it a listen. (JoAnn Whetsell)
Tracey Thorn has songs and remixes on several compilations. Collaborations with other artists include:
Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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