Love and Its Opposite
|Love and Its Opposite|
|Studio album by Tracey Thorn|
|Released||17 May 2010|
|Tracey Thorn chronology|
Love and Its Opposite is the third solo album by former Everything but the Girl singer Tracey Thorn, released on 17 May 2010. The album was released on Thorn's husband Ben Watt's label Strange Feeling in the UK, and on Merge Records in North America. It was produced by Ewan Pearson, who also produced tracks on Thorn's previous album Out of the Woods. The album peaked at number 51 in the UK Albums Chart.
Love and Its Opposite was recorded in Berlin and London, and features guest contributions from Hot Chip's Al Doyle, The Invisible's Leo Taylor, Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman, Nashville musician Cortney Tidwell and Los Valentinos' guitarist Jono. It contains eight original songs and two cover versions: Lee Hazlewood's "Come on Home to Me" (a duet with Jens Lekman) and "You Are a Lover" by The Unbending Trees (with whom Thorn collaborated in 2008). The album's opening track, "Oh, the Divorces!", was made available as a free digital download on 17 February 2010, along with the confirmation of the album's track list.
Thorn has described the theme of the album as "a record about the person I am now and the people around me ... about real life after forty."
The cover art was designed by John Gilsenan.
|1.||"Oh, the Divorces!"||Tracey Thorn||4:15|
|2.||"Long White Dress"||Tracey Thorn||3:53|
|4.||"Kentish Town"||Tracey Thorn||3:30|
|5.||"Why Does the Wind?"||Tracey Thorn||5:01|
|6.||"You Are a Lover"||Kristóf Hajós, Balázs Havasi||3:12|
|7.||"Singles Bar"||Tracey Thorn||3:28|
|8.||"Come on Home to Me"||Lee Hazlewood||3:34|
|9.||"Late in the Afternoon"||Tracey Thorn||3:21|
|11.||"Child Star (amazon.com bonus track)"||Tracey Thorn||2:41|
|UK Albums Chart||51|
|U.S. Billboard 200||144|
- "Swimming" (Visionquest Remix)
- "Kentish Town" (Walls Remix)
- "Kentish Town"
- "Late in the Afternoon" (Blue Daisy Remix)
- "Late in the Afternoon"
- "Clash Magazine review".
- Hoffman, K. Ross. "Review: Love and Its Opposite". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 May 2010.
- Oitmann, Pierre. "Love And Its Opposite".
- New Release: Tracey Thorn: Love and Its Opposite
- Chart Stats
- Tracey Thorn official website, news section
- Tracey Thorn official website, cover art credit
- "Tracey Thorn - Love And Its Opposite". Chart Stats. 29 May 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2012-02-29.
- Billboard.com, Tracey Thorn chart history - albums
- Merge Records, Tracey Thorn gets remixed on new "Opposites" EP