E IS FOR EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL (PT1)

Some smooth disco house with EBTG, and their classic release “Missing”.

 

As teenagers during the post-punk years of the early 80’s both Ben (b. London 6.12.62) and Tracey (b. Brookmans Park 26.9.62) were signed separately to London independent label, Cherry Red – Tracey initially with her first band, Marine Girls, Ben solo. After a clutch of critically acclaimed and chart-topping independent releases on the UK Indie scene including two Marine Girls albums, a collaborative single (using the name Everything But The Girl for the first time) and their respective minimalist solo albums A Distant Shore (1981) and North Marine Drive (1982), the pair finally shelved their other projects and signed as Everything But The Girl to the fledgling London label Blanco Y Negro (distributed by WEA) in 1984.

 

1994 saw the release of their seventh studio album Amplified Heart (1994) which garnered some of the best reviews of their career and then, a year later, spawned a massive multi million-selling worldwide hit with Todd Terry’s thumping melancholy house remix of Missing – US Billboard Hot 100 Sales No.2, US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay No. 1, UK No.3 (and Top Ten for over three months), Germany No.1, Canada No.1, Italy No.1 (for six weeks), and Top 5 in another six major European countries). But what is less known is that the single had been released the year before the release with the Todd Terry remix, that time including a remix from Ultramarine.

 

EBTG – Missing (Ultramarine Remix)
EBTG – Missing (Todd Terry Club Mix)

 

EBTG website

 

~ by acidted on March 12, 2009.

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