Sunday, November 16, 2008

what tracey did next

There was an interesting feature on Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone this evening about Cherry Red Records. They've just released a box set of their singles to celebrate thirty years of the label. One of the songs which got played was "Plain Sailing" from Tracey Thorn's superb 1981 album "A Distant Shore". It went on to become the label's best selling album at the time despite costing only £120 to make!

Thorn met labelmate Ben Watt, they went off to Hull University together, and were inspired by the name of a second-hand furniture shop to form a band.

This was Everything But The Girl's first hit single, from the "jazz-tinged" "Eden" album of 1984...

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