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Download links and information about Idlewild by Everything But The Girl. This album was released in 1988 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 45:03 minutes.

Artist: Everything But The Girl
Release date: 1988
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 45:03
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No. Title Length
1. I Don't Want to Talk About It 4:16
2. Love Is Here Where I Live 3:48
3. These Early Days 3:50
4. I Always Was Your Girl 3:59
5. Oxford Street 3:20
6. The Night I Heard Caruso Sing 2:55
7. Goodbye Sunday 4:00
8. Shadow On a Harvest Moon 3:39
9. Blue Moon Rose 3:37
10. Tears All Over Town 4:35
11. Lonesome for a Place I Know 3:58
12. Apron Strings 3:06



The success of Everything but the Girl’s rendition of “I Don’t Want to Talk About It”—a wounded lament written in 1971 by the soon-to-be-deceased guitarist and songwriter Danny Whitten—rests entirely on Tracey Thorn’s vocal. She soars, delivering it proudly but with profound vulnerability. The rest of Idlewild revives the “small and quiet” approach of the duo’s early years, when they were just starting to integrate soft jazz and bossa nova into an indie rock sensibility. “These Early Days,” “Blue Moon Rose,” and “Goodbye Sunday” prance along on quietly tapping beats, the earliest indication of the drum programming that would eventually become an integral part of the duo’s style. “Love Is Here Where I Live” and “Tears All Over Town” show Thorn as a torch singer on par with Patsy Cline and Sarah Vaughan, but even more surprising is Ben Watt’s solo vocal in “The Night I Heard Caruso Sing.” What could have been a simple ballad is transformed into an incredibly moving and mysterious expression of the ways in which a profound musical experience can provide a listener strength to face a burdensome past or a stormy future.