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Everything But The GirlWalking Wounded

Label:Virgin – 7243 8 41698 2 4, Virgin – CDV2803
CD, Album
Style:Drum n Bass, House, Downtempo


1Before Today
Words By, Music ByBen Watt
Music ByBen Watt
Words ByTracey Thorn
Music ByBen Watt
Words ByTracey Thorn
4The Heart Remains A Child
Words By, Music ByTracey Thorn
5Walking Wounded
EngineerMads Bjerke
Music ByAshley Wales, John Coxon
Programmed By, Recorded By, Producer, Mixed BySpring Heel Jack
Words By, Composed By [Vocal Melody By]Ben Watt
Programmed By [Programming Assistants]Jeremy Shaw, Johnny Rockstar*
Programmed By, Co-producer, Scratches [With Additional Scratches]Howie B*
Words By, Music ByBen Watt
7Big Deal
Music ByBen Watt
Words ByTracey Thorn
Music ByBen Watt
Words ByTracey Thorn
9Good Cop Bad Cop
Music ByBen Watt
Words ByTracey Thorn
10Wrong (Todd Terry Remix)
EngineerMatthius H.*
Music ByBen Watt
Producer [Additional Production], RemixTodd Terry
Words ByTracey Thorn
11Walking Wounded (Omni Trio Remix)
EngineerRob Haigh*
Music ByAshley Wales, John Coxon
Producer [Additional Production], RemixOmni Trio
Words By, Composed By [Vocal Melody By]Ben Watt

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Photography taken in "NYC, Dec 1995".

'Walking Wounded (Omni Trio Remix)'
Recorded in London, 1995 at Little Joey's
Milo and The Strongroom. Mixed and
remixed at The Townhouse, Olympic, Air, The
Strongroom, Axis (NYC) and S.O.L.

'Single' contains samples from the Tim Buckley recording 'Song To The Siren' (Tim Buckley/Larry Beckett). ℗ Third Storey Music Co. Inc. (Carlin Music Corp), produced under license from Warner Bros. Records Inc., by arrangement with Warner Special Products, and the Stan Tracey recording 'Starless And Bible Black' (Stan Tracey). ℗ Westminster Music Ltd, performed by Stan Tracey, used by courtesy of Steam Records and EMI Records Ltd.

Thanks to: Geoff Travis, Jamine Daines, Ella Macphersen, Tom Oliver, Ashley Newton, Ray Cooper, Michael Krumper, Rich Christina, 3D, Mushroom, Daddy G, Nellee, Todd Terry, John Coxon, Ashley Wales, Howie, Rob Haigh, Sharam, Dubfire, Danny Thompson, Martin Ditcham, Mark Eitzel, Little Joey, Jeanette Lee, Patsy, Mark 'Spike' Stent, Hal Hartley, Mark Picken, William Booth, Blair McDonald, Rob Braviner, Ken Maxwell, Nigel Reavill, Frank Riley, Andy Woolliscroft, Andy Stinson, Marcelo, J.J., Paul and Paula at Form, Sharon B, Valerie Ahms, Jeff Buckley, John C and Eileen T.
Published by Sony Music Publishing except 5: published by Sony Music Publishing/Warner Chappell Music Ltd/Redemption Songs.
The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Everything But The Girl and is exclusively licensed to Virgin Records Ltd.
This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved © 1996 Virgin Records Ltd.
℗ 1996 Everything But The Girl, exclusively licensed to Virgin Records Ltd.
© 1996 Everything But The Girl, exclusively licensed to Virgin Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24384 16982 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724384169824
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Price Code: PM 527
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 841698 2 @ 3 1-2-2-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 841698 2 @ 3 1-2-8-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 841698 2 @ 3 1-2-1-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): 841698 2 @ 3 1-3-4-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 to 7): 841698 2 @ 3 1-3-15-NL
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 to 7): IFPI L041
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 155C
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 1556
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 151F
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi 1566
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): ifpi 1565
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): ifpi 1566
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): ifpi 152C

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Walking Wounded (CD, Album)Atlantic82912-2USA & Canada1996
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Walking Wounded (LP, Album)Virgin, VirginV2803, 7243 8 41698 1 7UK1996
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Walking Wounded (Cassette, Album)Virgin, Virgin, VirginTCV2803, 7243 8 41698 4 8, TCV 2803UK & Europe1996
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Walking Wounded (CD, Album, Promo)Virgin, VirginCDVDJ2803, CDVDJ 2803UK1996
Walking Wounded (CD, Album)AtlanticCD 82912Canada1996


natgale's avatar
I'm really not sure if I'm a fan of this album, but I must say it's not what I expected, I guess they are best known for the song Missing, which is not on this album, but that song is completely different to what you find hear. The album reminds me of other artists like Massive Attack, Portishead or even Bjork. All the tracks seem carefully crafted, and lyrically it's very smart. Unlike a lot of dance music it seems they have worked beats around great songs, rather than start with a beat and put a melody to it. I wouldn't say I love this album, but it is great to put on in the background as you go around doing your daily chores.

Stand Out Tracks: Before Today, Wrong & Walking Wounded
Spatzo's avatar
This is just a brilliant will take you right back to where you were in the 90's....a real good place.
djwatson23's avatar
An album that is in need of a vinyl reissue!
Edited 17 years ago
Launched into the spotlight with thier mammouth cross-over hit "Missing" (Thanks to a genius re-work by legendery Todd Terry), Everything But The Girl became somewhat reclusive with thier subsequent albums following "Amplified Heart". With this relase, one that didn't obtain nearly as much commercial success as it desserved, they bring perfection to thier previously often flawed 'Emotive Electro' style. As always, Tracey Thorn's vocals are perfect. At a time when gushing diva-esque vocalists with a range larger than Mariah Carey's were all the rage in dance music, Thorne's vocals provided (and still provide) a breath of fresh air. It's her stunning tone and the quality of her voice that is so outstanding rather than her range.

Aside from the vocals, production matches up and is brilliant throughout. The difficult task of bringing together the emotive lyrics and vocals provided by Thorn with the striking hooks and beats that make this an electro/drum and bass influenced recording has been completed successfuly. Everything just sounds fantastic and most tracks are both instantly distinctive and appealing. The two remixes that appear (courtesy of Omni Trio and Todd Terry) seem tacked on to beef up the tracklist but this can't really be said to flaw the album - there a nice little extra if nothing else. Overall, this is a much over-looked piece of Electronica history that anyone with even a slight liking/interest for the genre should adore.
Risingson's avatar
Maybe overlooked by most of electronica fans (and above them all, drum 'n bass elitists), this album was one of the first and one of the better in blending pure pop and cold beats, giving a very warm result. After working with Massive Attack in "Protection" (in the, IMHO, the best two tracks of that album), and after a very acoustic work called "Amplified heart" (the one which had "missing", and the infamous todd terry mix) they tried trip-hop and drum 'n bass but without changing the heart of the melodies. So Tracy still sang about love, deception, mixed feelings and self-compasion with chaotic but charming beats, synth strings and some loops. The results are far above contemporary or later singer/songwriter/beats attempts like Olive, Baxter, or even Lamb, at least in terms of heart. The melodies are inmediate, the hooks are great, and the mellow drum'n bass helps to make the mood the melody transmits more alienated (in "Walking wounded") or more desperate ("good cop bad cop"). The album ends with an unnecessary Todd Terry mix of "wrong" and one of the better Omni Trio mixes, "Walking wounded" (though it sounds shockingly similar to his "who are you"). Definitively, one of the most crucial works of electronica in the 90s.