Amplified Heart

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Amplified Heart
Amplified Heart.jpg
Studio album by
Released13 June 1994 (1994-06-13)
StudioLivingston Studios, Mayfair, Battery Whitfield Street Studios and Strongroom, London
Everything but the Girl chronology
Home Movies
Amplified Heart
Walking Wounded
Singles from Amplified Heart
  1. "Rollercoaster EP"
    Released: 23 May 1994 (1994-05-23)
  2. "Missing"
    Released: 8 August 1994 (1994-08-08)
  3. "Missing (Todd Terry Remix)"
    Released: 1995 (1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[3]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[6]
Spin Alternative Record Guide9/10[7]

Amplified Heart is the eighth studio album by British musical duo Everything but the Girl. It was released on 13 June 1994 by Atlantic Records in the United States and Canada, and elsewhere by Blanco y Negro Records. The album was recorded and mixed in London from winter 1993 to 1994. Its cover photography was by Corinne Day.

Primarily an acoustic-driven set,[1] Amplified Heart brought Everything but the Girl to mainstream audiences via the dance remix of the song "Missing". Ultimately peaking at number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in early 1996,[8] "Missing" spent more than a year gaining airplay and exposing Everything but the Girl to US and worldwide audiences, leading Amplified Heart to sell upwards of 232,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[9] It went on to sell over 1,000,000 copies worldwide.[10]

Amplified Heart was reissued in 2012 by Edsel Records as a two-disc deluxe set.

On May 16, 2019, the band's Twitter account announced a special 25th anniversary pressing of the album on vinyl. Set to be released July 5, 2019, it marks the album's debut in the vinyl format. The Todd Terry club mix of "Missing" is not on the vinyl as it was added on to later pressings of the CD as a bonus track.

Track listing[edit]

1."Rollercoaster"Ben WattWatt3:14
2."Troubled Mind"Tracey ThornWatt3:34
3."I Don't Understand Anything"ThornThorn4:25
4."Walking to You"WattWatt3:30
5."Get Me"WattWatt3:34
7."Two Star"WattWatt4:06
8."We Walk the Same Line"ThornThorn4:00
9."25 December"WattWatt4:04
11."Missing" (Todd Terry club mix; bonus track)ThornWatt4:09

2012 Edsel Records reissue[edit]


Everything but the Girl
  • Tracey Thorn – vocals
  • Ben Watt – acoustic and electric guitars, acoustic and electric piano, mini Moog, vocals
Additional musicians
  • Jerry Boys – engineering
  • Mads Bjerke – engineering
  • Richard Haughton – cover photography


Chart (1994–96) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 60
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[12] 36
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13] 21
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 20
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 20
US Billboard 200[16] 46


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[18] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "Amplified Heart – Everything But the Girl". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8.
  3. ^ Romero, Michele (29 July 1994). "Amplified Heart". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  4. ^ Rosenbluth, Jean (4 September 1994). "Everything but the Girl, 'Amplified Heart,' Atlantic". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  5. ^ Sherburne, Philip (16 July 2019). "Everything But the Girl: Amplified Heart". Pitchfork. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  6. ^ Sarig, Roni (2004). "Everything but the Girl". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 288–89. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  7. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-679-75574-8.
  8. ^ "Everything But the Girl". Billboard. Archived from the original on 21 October 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
  9. ^ Rosen, Craig (10 February 1996). "Following Success of Oasis, Everything but the Girl, and Others, Britpop Acts Are on Invasion Alert". Billboard. 108 (6): 88. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  10. ^ "About". Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  11. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Moonlight Publishing.
  12. ^ " – Everything but the Girl – Amplified Heart" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  14. ^ " – Everything but the Girl – Amplified Heart". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Everything but the Girl Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  17. ^ "British album certifications – Everything but the Girl – Amplified Heart". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 March 2018. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Amplified Heart in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  18. ^ "American album certifications – Everything but the Girl – Amplified Heart". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 23 March 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.