Acoustic (Everything but the Girl album)

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Studio album by Everything but the Girl
Released 2 June 1992
Genre Pop
Length 40:55
Label Blanco y Negro Records
Producer Everything but the Girl
Everything but the Girl chronology
Essence & Rare 82–92
(1992)Essence & Rare 82–921992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Acoustic is the seventh album by Everything but the Girl, released on 2 June 1992. The Worldwide & The Acoustic EP's were reissued together by Edsel Records as a 2-disc Deluxe Set in 2012.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love Is Strange" (Ethel Smith, Sylvia Robinson, Mickey Baker)
  2. "Tougher Than the Rest" (Bruce Springsteen)
  3. "Time After Time" (Cyndi Lauper, Rob Hyman)
  4. "Alison" (Elvis Costello)
  5. "Downtown Train" (Tom Waits)
  6. "Driving" (Ben Watt)
  7. "One Place" (Tracey Thorn)
  8. "Apron Strings" (Live) (Thorn, Watt)
  9. "Me and Bobby D" (Thorn, Watt)
  10. "Come on Home" (Thorn, Watt)
  11. "Fascination" (Live) (Thorn)

Some digital downloads of the album – including those sold by Amazon and iTunes – have the fully orchestrated version of "Come on Home" (3:22) from Baby, the Stars Shine Bright rather than the pared back version from Acoustic. The error appears to be the recording company's.

Worldwide & The Acoustic EP's 2012 Edsel Records Track listing[edit]

Disc: 1

  1. "Old Friends"
  2. "Understanding"
  3. "You Lift Me Up"
  4. "Talk To Me Like The Sea"
  5. "British Summertime"
  6. "Twin Cities"
  7. "Frozen River"
  8. "One Place"
  9. "Politics Aside"
  10. "Boxing And Pop Music"
  11. "Feel Alright"
  12. "Twin Cities" [Wildwood Remix]
  13. "Twin Cities" [The Green Plains A Cappella Mix]
  14. "Politics Aside" [instrumental]
  15. "British Summertime" [home demo]
  16. "Frozen River" [home demo]
  17. "Understanding" [home demo]

Disc: 2

  1. "Love Is Strange"
  2. "Tougher Than The Rest"
  3. "Time After Time"
  4. "Alison"
  5. "The Only Living Boy In New York"
  6. "Gabriel"
  7. "Birds"
  8. "Horses In The Room"
  9. "Didn’t Know I Was Looking For Love"
  10. "My Head Is My Only House"
  11. "Unless It Rains"
  12. "Political Science"
  13. "A Piece Of My Mind"
  14. "I Didn’t Know I Was Looking For Love" [home demo]
  15. "Thirteen" [home demo]
  16. "Kotton Krown" [Toronto, Bathurst Street Theater, 1994]
  17. "Talk To Me Like The Sea" [Toronto, Bathurst Street Theatre, 1994]
  18. "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" [Queen’s Theatre, London, 1992]
  19. "Let It Be Me" [Hammersmith Odeon, 1990]
  20. "Apron Strings" [Minneapolis & St Paul World Theatre, 1990]
  21. "Back To The Old House" [Hammersmith Odeon, 1990]
  22. "Fascination" [live in Manchester]


  • Tracey Thorn – vocals
  • Ben Watt – guitar, piano, vocals
  • Damon Butcher – keyboards
  • Dick Oatts – soprano saxophone
  • Martin Ditcham – percussion
  • Steve Pearce – bass
  • Jerry Boys, Tony Harris - engineer
  • Richard Haughton - photography