Baby, the Stars Shine Bright

Baby, the Stars Shine Bright

by Everything But the Girl


On their third album, Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, Everything But the Girl tries another departure on their craftsmanlike ballad style, hiring a full orchestra to give a lush backing to songs usually concerned more with sexual than national politics. Their last album, Love Not Money, may have boasted a considerable social agenda, but here Tracey Thorn sings of romantic disappointment and illicit liaisons, only occasionally bowing to such favorite themes as the lure of fame ("Country Mile"), fantasies about American movie stars ("Sugar Finney," which is "for Marilyn Monroe," and has the chorus, "America is free, cheap and easy"), and fears of fascism ("Little Hitler"). Thorn's throbbing voice is well-suited to the emotional concerns of the lyrics, and Ben Watt creates attractive, string- and horn-filled backings for them. So, Everything But the Girl has found yet another way to effectively vary what would have seemed to be a limited musical style.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2008
Label: Warner Bros Uk
UPC: 0022924096624
catalogNumber: 240966

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Everything But the Girl   Primary Artist
Gary Taylor   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Derek Watkins   Trumpet
Lance Ellington   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Tracey Thorn   Vocals
Linda Allen   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Levine Andrade   Violin
Clive Anstee   Cello
James Archer   Violin
Stuart Brooks   Trumpet
Tony Burrows   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jeff Daly   Saxophone
Martin Ditcham   Percussion
Alan Downey   Trumpet
Kenneth Essex   Viola
Roger Garland   Violin
Wilfred Gibson   Violin
Tim Good   Violin
Chris Green   Cello
Nick Ingman   Conductor
Paul Kegg   Cello
Peter King   Saxophone
Helen Liebmann   Cello
Nigel Nash   Saxophone
Tessa Niles   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Peter Oxer   Violin
Chris Pyne   Trombone
Frank Ricotti   Percussion
George Robertson   Viola
Bob Saker   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Vicky Silva   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Richard Studt   Violin
Ray Swinfield   Saxophone
Peter Thoms   Trombone
Cara Tivey   Organ,Piano
Philip Todd   Saxophone
Clare Torry   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Luke Tunney   Trumpet
Ben Watt   Guitar
Gavyn Wright   Violin
Bosco DeOliveira   Percussion
Bill Benham   Violin
Basil Smart   Violin
John Wilson   Violin
Micky Harris   Bass
Cathy Stevens   Viola
Stephen Henderson   Percussion
Andy Fawbert   Trombone
John Pigneguy   French Horn
James Handy   French Horn
Alan Hutt   Trombone
David Emmanuel   Viola
George Roberson   Viola
Jimmy Archer   Violin
Peter Thomas   Trombone
David Woodcock   Violin
Phil Todd   Saxophone
Mickey Harris   Bass
Wilf Gibson   Violin
Bosco D'Oliveira   Percussion
Victy Silva   Choir, Chorus
Martin Dover   Trumpet
Ken Essex   Viola
John Wilson   Violin
Robert Peters   Drums
Gary Taylor   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Everything But the Girl   Producer
Haydn Bendall   Engineer
Ian Grimble   Engineer
Nick Ingman   Director
John Kurlander   Engineer
Ben Watt   Orchestral Arrangements
Mike Hedges   Producer,Engineer

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