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Home Movies: The Best of Everything But the Girl
     

Home Movies: The Best of Everything But the Girl

by Everything But the Girl
 
Like most Everything but the Girl compilations, 2001's Home Movies: Best of Everything but the Girl restricts itself to the duo's first decade, before they reinvented themselves as the pop face of trip-hop with 1995's "Missing." A roughly chronological sprint through Everything but the Girl's first seven albums, from

Overview

Like most Everything but the Girl compilations, 2001's Home Movies: Best of Everything but the Girl restricts itself to the duo's first decade, before they reinvented themselves as the pop face of trip-hop with 1995's "Missing." A roughly chronological sprint through Everything but the Girl's first seven albums, from 1984's Eden through 1992's Acoustic, there's no room for any more than two or three songs from any one record; while this does a handy job of tracing Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt's career path from folk-jazz indie to sophisticated and adult pop music, it also means that several worthy songs, especially from the group's early days, are missing: no "Night and Day," "When All's Well," "Riverbed Dry," "Sugar Finney," or "Oxford Street." On the other hand, the songs chosen are a balanced and representational lot, including favorites like Thorn's indelible bossa nova "Each and Every One" and the lovely, Dusty Springfield-like orchestral pop of "Come on Home." Home Movies is an excellent introduction to Everything but the Girl's early years for newcomers beguiled by later hits, but all of the group's early albums (Eden, released in a very different U.S. version as 1984's Everything but the Girl; 1985's Love Not Money; 1986's Baby, the Stars Shine Bright; and 1988's Idlewild) are well worth seeking out on their own.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/08/2001
Label:
Wea International
UPC:
0745099231927
catalogNumber:
92319

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Everything But the Girl   Primary Artist
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Omar Hakim   Drums
John Patitucci   Bass
Tracey Thorn   Vocals
Damon Butcher   Piano,Keyboards
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Martin Ditcham   Conga,Tambourine,Triangle
Steve Gadd   Drums
Charles Hayward   Drums
Peter King   Alto Saxophone
June Miles-Kingston   Drums,Tambourine,Background Vocals
Johnny Marr   Harmonica
James McMillan   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Chucho Merchán   Bass
Philip Moxham   Bass
Nigel Nash   Tenor Saxophone
Dick Pearce   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Rob Peters   Drums
Ralph Salmins   Drums
Cara Tivey   Piano,Background Vocals
Ben Watt   Organ,Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Micky Harris   Bass
Geoff Gascoyne   Bass
Peter Murray   Organ
Pete Whyman   Tenor Saxophone
Ian Fraser   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Everything But the Girl   Producer
Haydn Bendall   Engineer
Jerry Boys   Engineer
Ian Grimble   Engineer
Nick Ingman   String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
John Kurlander   Engineer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
James McMillan   Horn Arrangements
Robin Millar   Producer
Mike Pela   Engineer
Phil Ramone   Producer,Engineer
Schmitt   Engineer
Ben Watt   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Mike Hedges   Producer
Joey Wolpert   Engineer
Richard Haughton   Cover Photo

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