Released: May 1984
Label: WM Uk
Once upon a time (1984 to be exact), there was a New Wave duo that was drunk on 1960s bossa nova, folk pop and nightclub jazz. What stopped Everything But the Girl's debut from only being a stylish exercise in nostalgia were Tracie Thorn and Ben Watt's very English, matter-of-fact narrative songs and their utter commitment. "Fascination," "Another Bridge" and "Each & Everyone" remain fan favorites. This is the U.K. version, the U.S release has a different cover and some different (but equally fine) tracks.