Idlewild (Everything but the Girl album)

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Idlewild
Studio album by Everything but the Girl
Released February 1988
Recorded Autumn 1987, Livingston Recording Studios, London
Genre Alternative rock
Length 45:17
Label Blanco y Negro/Sire
Producer Ben Watt
Everything but the Girl chronology
Baby the Stars Shine Bright
(1986)
Idlewild
(1988)
The Language of Life
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Idlewild is the fourth album by British music duo Everything but the Girl. It was released in 1988. Idlewild was reissued in 2012 as a remastered 2 disc Deluxe Set by Edsel Records.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt, except where indicated:

  1. "I Don't Want to Talk About It" (Danny Whitten) – 4:17
  2. "Love Is Here Where I Live" – 3:55
  3. "These Early Days" (Thorn) – 3:50
  4. "I Always Was Your Girl" – 4:00
  5. "Oxford Street" (Thorn) – 3:21
  6. "The Night I Heard Caruso Sing" (Watt) – 2:55
  7. "Goodbye Sunday" – 4:00
  8. "Shadow on a Harvest Moon" (Thorn) – 3:38
  9. "Blue Moon Rose" – 3:37
  10. "Tears All Over Town" (Watt) – 4:35
  11. "Lonesome for a Place I Know" – 4:02
  12. "Apron Strings" – 3:07

Track Listing for 2012 Edsel Records Reissue[edit]

Disc: 1

  1. "Love Is Here Where I Live"
  2. "These Early Days"
  3. "I Always Was Your Girl"
  4. "Oxford Street"
  5. "The Night I Heard Caruso Sing"
  6. "Goodbye Sunday"
  7. "Shadow on a Harvest Moon"
  8. "Blue Moon Rose"
  9. "Tears All Over Town"
  10. "Lonesome for a Place I Know"
  11. "Apron Strings"

Disc: 2

  1. "Dyed in the Grain" (A-Side or B-Side)
  2. "No Place Like Home" (A-Side or B-Side)
  3. "Another Day, Another Dollar" (A-Side or B-Side)
  4. "Hang Out the Flags" (A-Side or B-Side)
  5. "Home From Home" (A-Side or B-Side)
  6. "I Don't Want to Talk About It" (A-Side or B-Side)
  7. "I Don't Want to Talk About It" [Instrumental] (A-Side or B-Side)
  8. "Living on Honeycomb" (A-Side or B-Side)
  9. "How About Me?" (A-Side or B-Side)
  10. "These Early Days" [Dave Bascombe Remix] (A-Side or B-Side)
  11. "Love Is Here Where I Live" (Home Demo 1987)
  12. "I Always Was Your Girl" (Home Demo 1987)
  13. "Tears All Over Town" (Home Demo 1987)
  14. "Apron Strings" (Home Demo 1987)
  15. "Oxford Street" (Home Demo 1987)
  16. "Lonesome for a Place I Know" (Home Demo 1987)
  17. "Always Remember (These Early Days)" (Home Demo 1987)
  18. "Apron Strings" (Alternative Film Version, 1987) (Outtake)

Personnel[edit]

  • Tracey Thorn – vocals
  • Ben Watt – vocals, guitar
  • Ian Fraser – tenor saxophone
  • Steve Pearce – bass
  • Damon Butcher – piano, synthesizer
  • James McMillan – trumpet
  • Chucho Merchán – bass
  • Peter King – alto saxophone

References[edit]