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Everything But the Girl


Originating on the convert of the 1980s being a leader from the lite-jazz motion, Everything however the Girl became an unlikely success tale greater than a decade later on, emerging on the vanguard from the fusion between pop and electronica. Founded in 1982 by Hull School learners Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt, the duo had taken their name from an indicator put into the screen of an area furniture store, which stated “a muslim bedroom requirements, we sell everything however the gal.” During their development, both vocalist Thorn and songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Watt had been already signed individually towards the Cherry Crimson label; Thorn was an associate from the sublime Sea Women, while Watt got issued several single singles and in addition collaborated with Robert Wyatt. Everything however the Young lady debuted in 1982 having a samba interpretation of Cole Porter’s “All the time”; the sole was successful for the U.K. 3rd party graphs, however the duo however continued hiatus as Thorn documented a single EP, A Distant Shoreline, while Watt examined along with the full-length North Sea Drive in 1983. EBTG quickly reunited to record a cover from the Jam’s “British Rose” for an NME sampler; the monitor so impressed former Jam frontman Paul Weller that he asked the duo to donate to the 1984 LP Cafe Bleu, the debut from his fresh project, the Design Council. Everything however the Girl’s personal beguiling 1984 debut, Eden, adopted on the pumps of the solitary “Every single one,” a U.K. Best 40 strike. The jazz-pop confections from the group’s early function gave method to shimmering jangle rock and roll by enough time of 1985’s Like Not Cash, while a refined country impact crept in to the blend for 1986’s lush, orchestral Baby, the Celebrities Shine Shiny. The beautifully extra Idlewild adopted in 1988, spawning the solitary “I Don’t Want to speak about It,” a poignant cover of the song from the past due Crazy Equine guitarist Danny Whitten which became EBTG’s biggest strike to date, getting at the quantity three i’m all over this the British graphs. Watt and Thorn journeyed to LA to record 1990’s slick, industrial The Vocabulary of Life, made by Tommy LiPuma and having a visitor appearance by jazz great Stan Getz. Following a go back to pop textures with 1991’s Worldwide, Everything however the Young lady mounted some golf club performances which led to 1992’s Acoustic, a spartan group of addresses (including Elvis Costello’s “Alison,” Bruce Springsteen’s “Tougher Compared to the Rest,” and Mickey & Sylvia’s “Like Is Unusual”) which presaged the arriving ascendancy from the “Unplugged” idea. Within the wake from the record’s launch, Watt fell victim to Churg-Strauss Symptoms, a uncommon auto-immune program disease which brought him towards the brink of loss of life; after a yr in recovery, he had written several fresh songs that your duo documented for addition on Home Films, a 1993 strikes collection. In 1994, EBTG collaborated with trip-hop innovators Substantial Assault on the LP Safety; Thorn’s vocal switch highlighted the strike title track, as well as the cinematic Massive Assault sound clearly educated Everything however the Girl’s personal 1994 work, Amplified Center, another solid and eclectic outing offering an appearance by acoustic guitar great Richard Thompson. In 1995 the soulful solitary “Lacking” was innovatively remixed by Todd Terry, and after 1st becoming a golf club sensation the monitor blossomed as a significant international hit, achieving the number two placement for the U.S. pop graphs. Moreover, Terry’s remix, combined with lessons from the Massive Assault sessions, released the duo into a completely fresh — and similarly fulfilling — musical path: with 1996’s excellent Strolling Wounded, Everything however the Young lady dove headfirst into electronica, crafting advanced, guaranteed excursions into trip-hop and drum’n’bass. In 1999, the duo reappeared with Temperamental. Back again to Mine was released by Ultra in springtime 2001.

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Full Name Everything but the Girl
Music Songs Missing, Wrong, I Didn't Know I Was Looking for Love, Before Today, I Don't Want to Talk About It, Five Fathoms, Each and Every One, Corcovado, Lullaby of Clubland, When All's Well, Don't Leave Me Behind, The Future Of The Future, Downtown Train, Love Is Here Where I Live, I Always Was Your Girl, Apron Strings, Another Bridge, Love Is Strange, Time After Time, We Walk the Same Line, I Don't Understand Anything, Mirrorball, Cross My Heart, Tougher Than the Rest, Only Living Boy in New York, Troubled Mind, Letting Love Go, The Night I Heard Caruso Sing, Me and Bobby D, Walking to You, Come On Home, Walking Wounded
Albums Amplified Heart, Walking Wounded, Temperamental, Eden, Love Not Money, Idlewild, Acoustic, Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, The Language of Life, Like the Deserts Miss the Rain, The Best of Everything but the Girl, Adapt or Die: Ten Years of Remixes, Worldwide, Home Movies, Back to Mine: Everything but the Girl, Covers E.P., Everything but the Girl, Worldwide & the Acoustic EPs (Deluxe Edition), Walking Wounded (Deluxe Edition), The 90s Collection, Essence & Rare 82–92, Home Movies - The Best Of Everything But The Girl
Nominations MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video, Brit Award for British Single, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Electronic

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1 The band took its name from a used-furniture store in Kingston-upon-Hull, England.



The One Show 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sounds of the 80s 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Alba 2014 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
How I Met Your Mother 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary 2013-2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
White Bird in a Blizzard 2014 performer: "These Early Days"
EastEnders 1996-2012 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Beloved 2011 performer: "Missing"
Schlaflos in Oldenburg 2008 TV Movie performer: "Love is strange", "I dind't know I was looking for love"
Unaccompanied Minors 2006 performer: "25th December"
Hitch 2005/I performer: "Five Fathoms" 1999
Tadpole 2000 performer: "The Only Living Boy In New York" 1970
Charmed 2000 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Roswell 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Timecode 2000 performer: "Single"
C'era un cinese in coma 2000 performer: "The Future of the Future"
Playing the Field 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Down to You 2000 performer: "Lullaby Of Clubland"
Saturday Night Live 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Thirteenth Floor 1999 "The Future of The Future Stay Gold"
Splendor 1999 performer: "Before Today Chicane Mix"
Thank God He Met Lizzie 1997 performer: "Missing"
One Eight Seven 1997 performer: "Flipside"
The Saint 1997 performer: "Before Today"
Freunde fürs Leben 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Breathing Room 1996 performer: "I Didn't Know I Was Looking for Love"
Top of the Pops 1995-1996 TV Series performer - 6 episodes
Brit Awards 1996 1996 TV Special performer: "Missing"
Pie in the Sky 1996 performer: "GET ME", "WE WALK THE SAME LINE" uncredited, "DRIVING" uncredited
Shake Rattle & Roll IV 1992 performer: "Boxing and Pop Music"
She's Having a Baby 1988 performer: "APRON STRINGS"



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Later... With Jools Holland 1996 TV Series Themselves
Pebble Mill at One 1993 TV Series Themselves
Guest Night 1993 TV Series Themselves
Un dia és un dia 1990 TV Series Themselves
Àngel Casas Show 1985-1988 TV Series Themselves

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