Walking Wounded

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This is an article about the album by Everything but the Girl, For other uses, see Walking wounded (disambiguation)
Walking Wounded
Studio album by Everything but the Girl
Released May 21, 1996
Recorded 1995, Little Joey's, Milo, Strongroom, London
Genre Electronica, trip hop, dream pop, drum and bass
Length 52:18
Label Atlantic (U.S.)
Virgin (Europe)
Producer Ben Watt
Everything but the Girl chronology
Amplified Heart
Walking Wounded
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Walking Wounded is a 1996 album by Everything but the Girl, their ninth studio release. It is their highest charting album to date, reaching number 4 in the UK and number 37 in the U.S.

This was the first album in which the group adopted a more electronic and dance style after the success of the remixed version of "Missing" from their previous album, Amplified Heart. The album's cover art (see photo) is unusual in that it features an album's barcode on both the front and back of the album.

Several tracks from the album were released as singles, including ' the cinematic drum 'n' bass-pop crossover', "Walking Wounded" (#6 on the Top 40), the 'thumping house', "Wrong" (#8 on the Top 40), and the down tempo "Single" that set Thorn's emotionally direct vocal against breakbeats, organ and strings. [2]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Ben Watt, lyrics by Tracey Thorn; except where indicated

  1. "Before Today" (Ben Watt) – 4:18
  2. "Wrong" – 4:36
  3. "Single" – 4:38
  4. "The Heart Remains a Child" (Tracey Thorn) – 3:50
  5. "Walking Wounded" (Ben Watt-lyrics & vocal melody; Ashley Wales, John Coxon-music) – 6:05
  6. "Flipside" (Ben Watt) – 4:33
  7. "Big Deal" – 4:29
  8. "Mirrorball" – 3:27
  9. "Good Cop Bad Cop" – 4:54
  10. "Wrong" Todd Terry Remix – 4:45
  11. "Walking Wounded" Omni Trio mix – 6:43


  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r234825
  2. ^ Press release for 'Single' , September 1996