maura @ 9:35 pm
I have been absolutely unable to stop listening to the last Tracey Thorn record (Out of the Woods) recently. I bought it for Jonathan for his birthday a couple of years ago, right after it came out. But while I liked the single then, I just couldn’t get into the rest of the album. It’s a mix of quiet pianoey songs and faster electronic stuff, and for some reason back then I kind of resented the incursion of the softer stuff into the happy techno goodness. I guess I’ve been missing later-stage EBTG.
But that was stupid, because it turns out that the slower stuff is fabulous (duh for me). It’s always been those songs that really foreground her incredible voice. When I was looking for the YouTube link above to “It’s All True” I stumbled across this video for the version of The Style Council’s “The Paris Match” with Tracey singing. It’s still amazing all these many years later, and so much more convenient than having to go into the living room to fire up the turntable:
Her new record is coming out on Ben Watt’s Buzzin’ Fly label in Spring 2010, yippee!