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Best Of Everything But The Girl

Everything But the Girl Audio CD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 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 CD (28 Oct 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: WARNER BROS
  • ASIN: B000005RKV
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,962 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Missing
2. Driving
3. Old Friends
4. One Place
5. I Don't Want To Talk About It
6. Love Is Strange
7. The Only Living Boy In New York
8. Apron Strings
9. When All's Well
10. Another Bridge
11. Each And Every One
12. Rollercoaster
13. Driving
14. Better Things
15. Protection

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Everything but the Girl (Ben Watt and ex-Marine Girl Tracey Thorn) have gone through two distinct phases in their career--they spent most of it as an acoustic, folky duo with some occasional lounge accompaniment, but after a Todd Terry remix of Amplified Heart's "Missing", they veered toward the dance floor. "Best of" tries to encapsulate all of that in 15 tracks and while it brings together many of the essential songs--the remix of "Missing", "Apron Strings", "Rollercoaster", "I Don't Want To Talk About It" and even Thorn's guest vocal on Massive Attack's "Protection"--it also has a lot of holes. There are only 10 tracks from EBTG's entire nine album pre-remix career and none that feature Watt as vocalist; also missing is Thorn's guest slot on the Style Council's "Paris Match" (from Café Bleu). As a slightly lopsided introduction to EBTG, this collection is fine but you might do better buying a few albums instead (start with Amplified Heart, Idlewild, and Walking Wounded). --Randy Silver

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the Best of, but a good try... 23 Oct 2008
Format:Audio CD
Not the very best of EBTG, but the stand out tracks for me are: Missing, Apron Strings, I don't want..., Driving and Protection.
Gives a good insight into EBTG world, but for a complete look you need to get the albums that make up this collection.
A good attempt though, just not good enough...
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
so ebtg switch labels and start becoming really succesful in the dance aren...they pull out the best of ebtg's past life as a folky band and release it with a few of their recent mixes cobbled on.
two problems here. the first is that it hasn't been done exceptionally well and you don't get a glimpse into the development of the band as you might have done, for instance had the track choice (and ordering) been better. the second is that it their older stuff isn't that great (imo) and this forms the majority of the album.
still there are some good tracks. but if (like me) you like their more recent stuff then this may not be for you.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars lots of the old, but fantastic, memorable tunes! 24 Dec 2000
Format:Audio CD
this album starts of with one of the best tunes that everything but the girl has released. with its eights style but modern beat this album has something to make you cry and not forgetting to make you bop.if its a varaity of old skool and up beat tunarunies...its one for the wish list
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recomendable para todo fan de EBTG. 20 Aug 2011
Format:Audio CD
Normalmente no compro discos como "lo mejor de.." o "grandes exitos" pero este disco es tan sensacional como la propia Banda.
Ya tenía todos estos temas en los discos originales (algunos en vinilo tambien) pero este no podía faltar en la discografía personal que tengo de EBTG.
Para fans como yo ;)...
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1 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT best of ... 26 May 2006
By Peter S
Format:Audio CD
To be honest, I don't like EBTG much. I only like one song "I don't wanna talk about it" - this is the reason I bought this collection. The rest of the song are only average. If you're a collector of Greatest Hits albums, then OK, If not, I will not recommend not buying it because you like 1 or 2 songs. You can find them on various artist albums.

Peter S
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