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Everything But The Girl Reissue Four Music Albums

Updated on September 17, 2012

EBTG Reissue Music Albums

EBTG music duo Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt
EBTG music duo Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt | Source

Who Is Everything But The Girl?

The pop Indie duo Everything But The Girl received massive success in 1994 with the release of Todd Terry's remix of the song "Missing".

After nearly a decade apart, the duo stands to make another rise in the music scene with the deluxe reissue of the first four Everything But The Girl (EBTG) albums. The albums were reissued May 29, 2012.

While the group received widespread fame for their dance and pop tunes, they also have released many acoustic tracks and jazz songs. The duo is composed of Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt, who both have their roots in England.

Edsel released the albums earlier than the projected date of June 5 and all four albums are now widely available online and in stores.

The EBTG Music Albums

The four albums that get a reissue are some of the earliest work of the EBTG duo. The deluxe editions give a new face to 1984's Eden, 1985's Love Not Money, 1986's Baby, The Stars Shine Bright and 1988's Idlewild. The Edsel label releases the albums as double-CD/book sets.

Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt appeared on the BBC 6 Music Breakfast Show for a live interview May 25 to discuss the project that hit shops and online stores that same week.

The four albums have a freshened look as John Gilsenan at iwantdesign creates a sleeve hardback CD book for each reissue of the EBTG albums. Each book contains two CDs, which includes the original album, B-sides, radio session tracks and unreleased demos. Each book also contains a book of lyrics and photos of Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt.

The album Baby, The Stars Shine Bright features 12 bonus tracks; there are seven non-album single b-sides and five previously unreleased home demos. Hit songs from the 1986 album are "Come On Home" and "Don't Leave Me Behind".

The Future Of Everything But The Girl

Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt recently collaborated musically to cover the XX's "Night Time" for Thorn's EP of the same name. While the reissue project of EBTG's first four albums is exciting for fans, Everything But The Girl has not released any information about more musical collaborations.

Tracey Thorn is currently recording a Christmas-themed album for late 2012 release on Strange Feeling and Merge Records. Ben Watt is a resident DJ on BBC 6 Music's 6 Mix. He is also writing music for a new project that is currently untitled.

Everything But The Girl - Idlewild

Idlewild CD, featuring Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn
Idlewild CD, featuring Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn | Source

Music Video of EBTG Hit Single Missing

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Rebecca, thanks for stopping by to read and remember EBTG with me :)

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Nice music! Thanks for sharing info about EBTG and the video.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Marc, this is the first I have heard from them in about ten years. They were quite the international success. Nice to see EBTG back again! Thanks for the comment buddy

      @Lord, Yes! That is the song that gets in my head as well.

      @Teaches, Thank-you for the nice comment. You are in touch with many great parts of life and its nice to see you today.

      @Audra, you are welcome, and thanks for stopping by to read and remember with me.

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      funny, never heard of them... great hub!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      I remember that sad voice..." And I miss you..! like the desert missed the rain..!" Hope they get another hit!


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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I have not heard of this duo, but then I live part ways under a rock these days. It is always nice when someone makes a comeback. Enjoyed the read.

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      Wow, they are still around! Thank you for shining a bright light on them for me!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Jools99, yes I will keep my eye/ear out for whether EBTG make the chart lists again with the reissue albums. Thanks for stopping by, it's nice to see another fan!

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      I love Tracy Thorne's voice but I preferred her solo stuff before EBTG and her stuff with her first band, The Marine Girls to EBTG where I think she was more under Ben's influence. Be interested to see if they hit the charts again, maybe people are ready for a reprise.

      Voted up, etc.