Long before Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt took to the dance scene after the unexpectedly massive success of the Todd Terry remix of “Missing” from their 1994 release Amplified Heart, Everything But The Girl released a series of stripped down, acoustic pop records. In fact, they released nine of them.
Though the albums are truly great on their own, the majority of journalists seem to focus on the more dance oriented side of the group. It’s warranted, because the two still release some of the purest and lifelike music in the electronic scene today, but their past shines just as bright and the first four full releases from Everything But The Girl are getting a re-issue treatment that will be released on June 4th, 2012.
Eden, Love Not Money, Baby the Stars Shine Bright, and 1988′s Idlewild will be given an expansive facelift via the Edsel label, which specializes in re-issues. The albums will be each be put on the shelves as two disc sets containing BBC sessions, non-album cuts, and home recordings.
Check out that beautiful amount of dynamic range! We love EBTG records!