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|Everything But the Girl|
Like the Deserts Miss the Rain (Collection)
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
'Every greatest hits collection seems the same, over-familiar tunes reheated & assembled in the boardroom & generally thrown at the public on a cold plate, so we thought we'd try something different,' says EBTG's Tracey.... more »
'Every greatest hits collection seems the same, over-familiar tunes reheated & assembled in the boardroom & generally thrown at the public on a cold plate, so we thought we'd try something different,' says EBTG's Tracey. 'If there was going to be a retrospective we wanted it to be a personal view. We wanted to look back on some of the stuff we've been proudest of over the past twenty years. Some of them happen to be famous hits, some are obscure B-sides. It's just our take on things, & we hope it throws a fresh light on these songs & what they mean.' 'Like The Deserts Miss The Rain' is an alternative 'best of' collection. 16 tracks, over 70 minutes culled from 20 years, selected & compiled by Ben Watt & Tracey Thorn themselves. The choices range from EBTG's breakthrough jazz-inflected hit of 1984, 'Each & Every One', through rare B-sides like Tracey's beautiful, 'A Piece Of My Mind'
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E. Anderson | 04/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Best of/greatest hits compilations are a hit and miss with diehard fans of a particular group or artist. There is always someone who thinks that the artist/band missed a particular song. Then there are artists who will include one too many previously unreleased tracks/b-sides/remixes which detracts the whole concept of greatest hits/best of albums. Neither is the case here on Everything but the Girl's "Like the Deserts Miss the Rain" cd, a compilation of the duo's past hits as well as remixes. "Like the Deserts Miss the Rain" is has everything on this cd that will please most EBTG fans. The flow of the cd is smooth and effortless. This is a perfect cd to listen to on a Sunday morning while drinking a cup of coffee and reading the Sunday paper. The fusion of airy acoustic guitars, laid back trip hop grooves, and Tracey Thorn's warm vocals makes this cd such a joy to listen to. I especially enjoy listening to "My Head is My Only House Unless it Rains", "Rollercoaster" and "Protection". I used to not like the much overplayed Todd Terry remix of "Missing" but I actually can enjoy the song now since I haven't heard it in years. Overall great compilation. The only minor flaw with the album is that I would have liked to have heard a track or two off "Temperamental" otherwise I was not disappointed in it"