April 19, 2023 – 6:16 am

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Germany 1985 [no label, 1CD]
Live at Zeche, Bochum, Germany; May 17, 1985. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to MaxPaine for sharing the show at Dime.

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Everything but the Girl (occasionally referred to as EBTG) are an English musical duo formed in Kingston upon Hull in 1982, consisting of lead singer and occasional guitarist Tracey Thorn and guitarist, keyboardist, producer and singer Ben Watt. hey have had four top ten singles and twelve top forty singles in the UK. Until 2022, the band were inactive, and have not performed publicly since 2000. After the group’s disbandment, Thorn and Watt released solo albums, and had indicated that it was unlikely they would ever record together again as Everything But the Girl. However, in November 2022, Thorn announced that a new album had been recorded for release in spring 2023.

Fuse is the upcoming eleventh studio album by British duo Everything but the Girl, scheduled to be released on April 21, 2023 through Buzzin’ Fly and Virgin Records. It is their first studio album in 24 years following Temperamental (1999). The album was preceded by the single “Nothing Left to Lose” on January 10, 2023, followed by “Caution to the Wind” and “Run a Red Light” in February and March, respectively.

The duo began working on the album in March 2021, recording it in secret at both their home and a studio outside of Bath, England with the engineer Bruno Ellingham, with Tracey Thorn stating that they were “aware of the pressures of such a long-awaited comeback, so we tried to begin instead in a spirit of open-minded playfulness”.

Ben Watt told the NME that they “wanted to come back with something modern-sounding. […] We just wanted to make a piece of work that would sound great now in 2023. That was the driver.” He also elaborated that Fuse is not “a pandemic album or a lockdown album - it just struck us that the time was right after 23 years of waiting”, also echoing Thorn’s statement that the intention was to be “a bit playful and experimental to see what happens. There wasn’t a masterplan.” - wikipedia

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Cassette direct from the mixing desk and transferred to digital (sound forge)

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Track 01. Frost And Fire 4:51
Track 02. Native Land 3:45
Track 03. Easy As Sin 4:39
Track 04. Ballad Of The Times 4:04
Track 05. Another Bridge 2:56
Track 06. Sean 4:14
Track 07. Angel 5:47
Track 08. Trouble And Strife 3:37
Track 09. Tender Blue 3:59
Track 10. band intros 0:58
Track 11. Are You Trying The Be Funny 3:30
Track 12. Soft Touch 2:51
Track 13. Each And Everyone 4:35
Track 14. Don’t You Go 6:09
Track 15. Never Could Have Been Worse 3:42
Track 16. Anytown 4:43
Track 17. Heaven Help Me 3:10
68 mins

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  1. 5 Responses to “EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL - GERMANY 1985”

  2. Fanxt BigO. I guess you are posting this because I’m a total jerkoff

    By Swappers on Apr 19, 2023

  3. everything but the diсk

    By HHH on Apr 20, 2023

  4. Your not wrong their Swappers .

    By Derrick on Apr 20, 2023

  5. swappers is a punk

    By Scaramouch on Apr 20, 2023

  6. Everyone is prejudiced. Including you! Prejudices are useful, because they help you keep things simple. But they can also influence the way we behave towards certain people, and that can be dangerous. Fortunately, there is something you can do. Below, we describe the three steps you can take.

    The first and most important step in the fight against everyday prejudices is to recognise them, and to acknowledge that we are all affected by them. Everyone has definite ideas about certain groups of people that never apply to all members of that group. If you are, and remain, aware of this fact, you have already taken the biggest step.

    The second step is to try to make sure that your own prejudices do not determine your behaviour. Prejudice should never lead to exclusion or discrimination against others. Also, make sure that you do not spread your own prejudices.

    Step three: react! If someone around you hurts other people, insults entire groups, or uses prejudice to define them, react. Oppose them! React in your own circle of friends and acquaintances, respond on social media.

    By HHH on Apr 20, 2023

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