Baby, the Stars Shine Bright [Deluxe Edition]

Baby, the Stars Shine Bright [Deluxe Edition]

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On their third album, Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, Everything But the Girl try another departure to their craftsmanlike ballad style, hiring a full orchestra to give a lush backing to songs usually concerned more with sexual than national politics. Their last album, Love Not Money,See more details below

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On their third album, Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, Everything But the Girl try another departure to their craftsmanlike ballad style, hiring a full orchestra to give a lush backing to songs usually concerned more with sexual than national politics. Their last album, Love Not Money, may have boasted a considerable social agenda, but here Tracey Thorn sings of romantic disappointment and illicit liaisons, only occasionally bowing to such favorite themes as the lure of fame ("Country Mile"), fantasies about American movie stars ("Sugar Finney," which is "for Marilyn Monroe," and has the chorus "America is free, cheap, and easy"), and fears of fascism ("Little Hitler"). Thorn's throbbing voice is well suited to the emotional concerns of the lyrics, and Ben Watt creates attractive string- and horn-filled backings for them. So, Everything But the Girl have found yet another way to effectively vary what would have seemed to be a limited musical style. [Edsel's 2012 reissue expands the album to two discs, adding seven B-sides (including an extended mix of "Come on Home") plus home demos of five of the album's tracks.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/12/2012
Label:
Edsel Records Uk
UPC:
0740155700638
catalogNumber:
5570063
Rank:
40232

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Everything But the Girl   Primary Artist
Derek Watkins   Trumpet
Lance Ellington   Choir, Chorus
Tracey Thorn   Vocals,Background Vocals
Linda Allen   Choir, Chorus
Levine Andrade   Violin
Clive Anstee   Cello
Stuart Brooks   Trumpet
Tony Burrows   Choir, Chorus
B.J. Cole   Pedal Steel Guitar
Jeff Daly   Saxophone
Martin Ditcham   Percussion
Alan Downey   Trumpet
Roger Garland   Violin
Tim Good   Violin
Chris Green   Cello
Nick Ingman   Conductor
Paul Kegg   Cello
Peter King   Saxophone
Helen Liebmann   Cello
Nigel Nash   Saxophone
Tessa Niles   Choir, Chorus
Peter Oxer   Violin
Chris Pyne   Trombone
Frank Ricotti   Percussion
George Robertson   Viola
Bob Saker   Choir, Chorus
Richard Studt   Violin
Ray Swinfield   Saxophone
Peter Thoms   Trombone
Cara Tivey   Organ,Piano
Clare Torry   Choir, Chorus
Luke Tunney   Trumpet
Ben Watt   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Gavyn Wright   Violin
Bill Benham   Violin
Basil Smart   Violin
Micky Harris   Bass
Cathy Stevens   Viola
Stephen Henderson   Percussion
Andy Fawbert   Trombone
John Pigneguy   French Horn
Alan Hutt   Trombone
David Emmanuel   Viola
Jimmy Archer   Violin
David Woodcock   Violin
Phil Todd   Saxophone
Wilf Gibson   Violin
Bosco D'Oliveira   Percussion
Victy Silva   Choir, Chorus
Martin Dover   Trumpet
Ken Essex   Viola
John Wilson   Violin
Robert Peters   Drums
Gary Taylor   Choir, Chorus
Jim Handy   French Horn

Technical Credits

Everything But the Girl   Producer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Tracey Thorn   Composer,Liner Notes,Memorabilia,Photo Courtesy
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Hank Cochran   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Ian Grimble   Engineer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Nick Ingman   Orchestra Director
Mike Pela   Engineer
Ben Watt   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Orchestral Arrangements,Memorabilia,Photo Courtesy
Mike Hedges   Producer,Engineer
Declan MacManus   Composer
Richard Haughton   Original Photography
Caryn Gough   Original Cover Artwork,Layout
Elizabeth Gray   Memorabilia

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