Everything But The Girl – Amplified Heart (Reissue)
"Amplified Heart was Everything But The Girl’s million-selling and critically acclaimed seventh studio album and now appears for the first time on vinyl in a deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition mastered at half-speed for optimum audio fidelity by Miles Showell at London’s Abbey Road Studios.
The record - released in early 1994 by UK alt-pop duo Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt - contains the original version of what was to become the band’s big¬gest hit, Missing. If Todd Terry’s famous house remix took that song onto the world’s dance floors and upper reaches of the global pop charts in 1995 the original version also remains a timeless classic, now in heavy demand on modern streaming services, and one that perhaps better reflects the enduring appeal of the album’s modern-retro hybrid of ardent folk-soul and scratchy electronica.
“We’ve alway been proud of Amplified Heart” says Ben, reflecting on the new edition. “It’s both close to the bone - understandable given it’s background - but also gentle in it’s touch, and shot through with resiliance. The newly mastered pressing sounds amazing - as good as the original tapes.” “i think it’s a real rebirth record” adds Tracey, “the momenent we got our mojo back. And it’s where ‘Missing’ began, so it’s a significant album for us.”
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