Back to Mine - Everything But The Girl [VINYL] Box set
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Compiled By Tracy Thorn & Ben Watt Throw off the stressful life with the help of tracy thorn and ben watt, aka everything but the girl. This is a beautiful blend of tunes that makes a welcome addition to the back to mine series
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It is the perfect soundtrack to the current heatwave (together with a long cool beer whilst watching the sun go down)
I know this will be a long term favourite - quite extraordinary.
This is a brilliantly conceived album and superbly showcases the musical inspirations behind a very influential musical duo. The mix has all the right ingredients for a chill out album from the beautiful intro courtesy of DJ Cam right through to the end of the CD with Someday We'll All Be Free from Donny Hathaway. In between we have great tracks from Carl Craig, Model 500, The Roots and Dubtribe Sound System. The stand out track for me however is the haunting vocals provided by Beth Orton laid ontop of an EBTG inspired beat - brilliant!!!
As I've said this is one of the best in the Back to Mine series, a pure classic of album which will never date or be out of your CD player - I promise.
Buy this album, it's a great addition to anyone's collection. Truly outstanding
What really makes this album complete is that it doesn't branch out too far. It doesn't have the tracks with Gosphel or classical that other Back to Mine albums have thrown in.
EBTG have chosen some sweet tracks and give an explanation of each and the songs place in their lives. A nice personal touch.
Standouts for me are Slick Rick (hip-hop with a story), Model 500 (damn thats a funky B-line) and Donny Hathaway.
You wont be dissappointed.
This album tells a story of sorts. The sad tune of all alone tells the story of how a one night stand ruined a girls life. All her dreams dashed by becoming a single mum. If only the lassies & lads of today listened to this tune, maybe Britain might not have such a high number of single mums.
All I can suggest you try & listen to this somewhere before buying. (Streaming site or something)
Even if you don't, you won't regret the buy.
The other two ratings here concern the LP Cover being in bad condition & score the album on that & not the tunes. My album is all CD & has never skipped a beat so I'm just trying to even the stars out a wee bit! Its only fair & this CD justifies it anyway.
I can highly recommend this album along with others from "Back to mine" series. (Groove Armada is one)
The tracks on the album have a very diverse range from a few dub-classics, to the café house beat to the soulful. It is a very good and appropriate mix that seems to fit the EBTG bill. Ben Watt mixes the CD and with such difficult tunes he does a good job to keep the transactions to a minimum. The selection that Tracey and Ben have chosen seem to be very appropriate for the current time -a nineties sound with an eighties/soulful touch. There are some good moments on the CD and some real times where you can actually picture the two of them sitting down listening to these tunes and selecting them for the final album, however there are a couple of lowlights where the CD becomes a little tedious. Beth Orton's contribution is one such case where her great range is wasted and the song sounds very flat and monotonic. However such times are more then made up for and for the EBTG fan this will prove a very intriguing sneak in on their musical background and tastes. A good compilation that will help you while away an hour or so through the eyes and vibe of Tracey and Ben.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very good cd, they pull out some classics and blend them with the new very well..Published 1 month ago by Rich B
Great Record!. Relaxing Music even for my daughter... Excelent tracklist and well mixed imho.Published 13 months ago by Jose A. Araujo Garcia-patos
Really good in the Back to Mine series one of the best but not as good as M J Cole but up there definitely.Published on 31 Mar. 2014 by AL
Songs are great, the vinyl itself is new but the outer sleeve was not sealed and got somehow ruined (mainly because there are 3 vinyls inside).Published on 23 Aug. 2009 by S. Marco
I'm assuming that if you're into EBTG you already have a fairly sophisticated palette. So there's no need to plead the case. You will love this. Read morePublished on 5 Dec. 2008 by Mr. Sam Loud