Tracey Thorn (26 September 1962, Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire, England) and Ben Watt (b. 6 December 1962, Barnes, London, England) first began performing together when they were students at Hull University, taking their unusual name from a slogan used by a local furniture shop. Thorn was a member of the Marine Girls, and released the acoustic mini-album A Distant Shore, which was a strong seller in the UK independent charts during 1982. Watt released the critically acclaimed North Marine Drive the following year, by which time the duo had made their recording debut as Everything But The Girl with a gentle and simply produced version of Cole Porters Night And Day.
The duo subsequently left Cherry Red Records and signed to the major-distributed Blanco y Negro label. In 1984, they made the national Top 30 with Each And Everyone, which preceded the superb Eden. This jazz-flavoured pop collection hallmarked the...
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