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Tracey Thorn

June

1982

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TRACEY THORN

A Distant Shore

TRACEY THORN, as you should be well aware, is a third of the Marine Girls and one half of Everything But The Girl. This record is a mini LP, about 25 minutes in duration and retailing for a suitably mid-range fee. It contains eight songs, seven Thorn-penned originals plus a near dewy-eyed working of 'Femme Fetale'.

Nothing here but guitar and vocals. Initially, it is almost stunning in its very simplicity. These days, there seems to be a growing proliferation of 'quiet' groups in what amounts to a virtual anti-harsh music backlash.

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