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Home Movies: The Best of Everything But the Girl

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2006
  • Label: Teichiku Japan
  • EAN: 4988004102189
  • Catalog Number: 24389

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
Ian Fraser Tenor Saxophone
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
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
Al Schmitt Engineer
Ben Watt Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements
Mike Hedges Producer
Joey Wolpert Engineer
Richard Haughton Cover Photo
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