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Everything But The Girl / Walking Wounded half-speed mastered vinyl

Everything But The Girl / Walking Wounded half-speed mastered vinyl

Duo’s nineties best-seller comes back to vinyl

Good news boppers, it looks like the online petitions and general haranguing have paid off, for Everything But The Girl have finally confirmed the vinyl reissue of their 1996 long player Walking Wounded.

The album has been half-speed mastered at Abbey Road (by Miles Showell) and this single-disc reissue contains the album’s original nine tracks, rather than feature the extra mixes that became synonymous with the CD variant.

Seen as something of a career diversion at the time – although those following the full arc of EBTG’s career can connect the dots – Walking Wounded saw the duo venture into a host of drum and bass moods, following the commercial reawakening provided by the top three smash ‘Missing’, which had benefited from Todd Terry taking it down the rave-up.

Encouraged by heading out to London nightclubs that dealt in drum and bass, Ben started noticing a connection with the steely clattering sophistication and with textures that he and Tracey had explored before, claiming “It was like a futuristic Brazilian sound’, and was written in the aftermath of Watt’s near-death experience with a rare illness in 1992.

Calling on such names as Omni Trio, Howie B and Spring Heel Jack, the album became the duo’s biggest studio affair and offered a quartet of Top 40 smashes such as the title track, ‘Wrong’, ‘Before Today’ and ‘Single’ as a bonus.

Walking Wounded is released by Buzzin’ Fly/ Chrysalis on 8 November 2019.

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Side 1

Before Today
Wrong
Single
The Heart Remains a Child
Walking Wounded

Side 2

Flipside
Big Deal
Mirrorball
Good Cop Bad Cop

9 responses to Everything But The Girl / Walking Wounded half-speed mastered vinyl

  1. Steven Campbell says:

    One question, why does this pre-order not ship to Northern Ireland where I live? Not impressed with Amazon on this occasion!

  2. Brady Green says:

    Easily in my top 10 wishes to have on vinyl. Really pleased to see this news!

  3. Giovanni Acanfora says:

    Ordered, always wanted this on vinyl already have on minidisc……..

  4. Stan Lee says:

    Terrific album. They’re best I reckon. Shame they never did anything of its stature again.

  5. Dmitiry says:

    AMAZON UK only accept preorder from mainland Europe. Damn – what`s happen??

  6. jason says:

    Like an idiot I passed on this a few years back for $60 at a record show (this is when things were actually reasonably priced so that seemed like a lot…I was selling Tom Petty’s Wildflowers for that and a year later it was $200). Super happy I will finally be able to have one of these for less than $100.

  7. Jefferson says:

    One of my favorite albums ever. And really hard to come by without dropping a c-note or more. I used to have a copy I got a *decent* price on on eBay, but I got hard up for cash so had to sell a few of my most valuable vinyls (Older being another one – then GM died a few months later and the value basically quadrupled – oh well). So happy about this though. Kind of wish it kept the bonus tracks, but all good.

  8. Steve F says:

    Hopefully the series will continue and they reissue my favourite of Tracey’s solo albums, Love and Its Opposite, on vinyl.

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