Monday, January 18, 2021

Missing (Todd Terry Remix) -- Everything But The Girl

There are actually two versions of this song, the jazz-ish original (released in 1994), and the (IMHO) vastly superior electronica-dance remix by Todd Terry in late 1995. I thought I understood loneliness in 1994, having had some relationships but nothing stable then, so I thought this song spoke to me.

I didn't have a clue.

I still adore this song for Tracey Thorn's voice. EBTG has been on hiatus way too long.

Bonus fact: the band is "Everything But The Girl" because of a department store near where Ben Watt lived, who advertised that they sold everything a man needed to set up perfect housekeeping, "everything but the girl".

Bonus Fact 2: Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt, the two in EBTG, were in a "committed relationship" for years before finally registering in 2009, and as best I can tell are still married.

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