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Baby the Stars Shine Bright [CASSETTE] [Import]

Everything But the Girl Audio Cassette
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Originating at the turn of the 1980s as a leader of the lite-jazz movement, Everything but the Girl became an unlikely success story more than a decade later, emerging at the vanguard of the fusion between pop and electronica. Founded in 1982 by Hull University students Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt, the duo took their name from a sign placed in the window of a local furniture shop, which claimed ... Read more in Amazon's Everything But the Girl Store

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  • Audio Cassette (17 Oct 1990)
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002LAF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,598,214 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Faultless - This Is Their Best 27 Jun 2004
Format:Audio CD
For me, this is the pinnacle of Tracey and Ben's work. I just popped it into my CD player for the first time in several years, and it has the same impact on me now as it did when I purchased it in 1988, just two years after its release. The arrangements by Ben are sweeping and chill-inducing. Add Tracey's marvelous, heartbreaking voice, and you have the very best album the duo have ever released. It also brings to mind what a fantastic producer Mike Hedges really is. He also produced my two favorite albums by the Manic Street Preachers ("Everything Must Go" and "This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours".

I loved this album so much that I behaved like a crotchety old man when they embraced dance sounds later on, when really, they were simply trying to stretch as any good artist will. I can't pick a favorite track - I'll sing along to this start to finish. But I'll try: "Come On Home", "Cross My Heart", "Don't Let The Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart", "Careless", "Sugar Finney" and "Fighting Talk".

You'd be cheating yourself to pass this up. Along with "Love Not Money" from 1985, this album, for me, represents their golden period. This is a record I'll treasure to the end.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EBTG - Baby, The Stars Shine Bright. 9 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is the definitive EBTG album. Perfectly rounded and every song shows off Tracy's voice - she truly had the best voice of her generation. Ben's songwriting and arranging skills came of age with this album - the orchestral arrangements are grand but not overbearing. From the trippy 'Don't leave me behind' to the majestic 'Come on home' and on to the most beautiful song they ever recorded, 'Don't let the teardrops (rust your shining heart)', Ben and Tracy give the listener an insight into their skills and provide the perfect setting for low lights, red wine and some great company.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful 17 May 2001
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Format:Audio CD
Tracey and Ben have produced numerous tracks and albums over the years, and as time has progressed they have, unfortunately, become more 'pop' oriented. If you want to hear the real EBTG, get Baby The Stars Shine Bright. There isn't a single track on this album that is displeasing. So, open a bottle of wine, put the ansaphone on, turn down the lights and turn up the stereo........definately an album to savour.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best (and only) EBTG Album 20 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
I love this album. Tracey Thorn is one of the very best of British female singers, but this is the only EBTG collection where the songs really do justice to the voice. I have tried and tried with the other albums but cannot get past even a couple of tracks, but this is suburb throughout. You will listen to this again and again.
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