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Language of Life
Everything But the Girl
Language of Life
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

Japanese reissue, featuring a miniature LP sleeve of the original artwork. Tracks are to mirror the US pressing. Originally released in 1990.


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All Artists: Everything But the Girl
Title: Language of Life
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 8
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 2/20/1990
Re-Release Date: 2/8/1990
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Dance Pop, Adult Contemporary
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075678205729


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Japanese reissue, featuring a miniature LP sleeve of the original artwork. Tracks are to mirror the US pressing. Originally released in 1990.

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Donna R. from ALTOONA, PA
Reviewed on 10/4/2007...
This CD is awesome! Saw them in concert in the Atlanta Fox Theater in the late 80s and their 'live music' is as great as the CD recorded in the studio. Perfect Title for the music too: The Language of Life
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A release that expresses many languages of life.
Distant Voyageur | Io | 03/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

""The Language of Life" is a major candidate alongside "Worldwide" as my favorite pre-Missing ETBG album of all time but it's follow-up Worldwide may be it's main competitor for that title. Whatever the case is, the sixth release by this Thorn/Watt duo is a very inspiring release that finds the two delving into much more jazz-themed styles and includes guest appearances by several jazz legends such as Joe Sample, Michael Brecker and even Stan Getz who sadly passed away too long afterwards. My favorites are "Driving" with it's now famous "ha ha ha" voice effect that opens the track and echoes throughout it's length, "Get Back To You" with it's slightly faster rhythm and excellent rhythm. Tracey Thorn's vocals are incredible on this track. "Meet Me In The Morning" with it's beautiful soulful melody and with Tracey's autumn-like vocals, and "Me and Bobby D" with it's beautiful sound and sax playing. The album kind of drifts off afterwards with the remaining songs not standing out like the first four but that doesn't warrant this falling into the category of second half slump like many albums by many artists do. "Imagining America" is another standout track from the second half of this album. While "Missing" is a great song both in it's original and Todd Terry remix, that great song should not be allowed to overshadow the great body of works that ETBG have done from before or since all the way up to "Temperamental", their last album to date. But "The Language of Life" should be high up on the list of albums to buy and buy it new!"
Great band, weak record
NickBurns | Chicago, IL | 03/19/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I love EBTG, and I've loved nearly everything they've ever done - ever since the first album (Eden, or Everything But The Girl here in the States).

But this was by far their weakest album. Much of it is adult-contemoporary slop. It's so overproduced that it hides Tracey's magnificent voice.

It has the worst song Ben and Tracey ever wrote, the earnest, finger pointing "Me and Bobby D."

The truly redeeming song here is "Driving," one of their finest songs ever (and a great video as well)."