Amplified Heart

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Amplified Heart
Amplified Heart.jpg
Studio album by Everything but the Girl
Released 13 June 1994
Recorded Winter 1993–1994 at Livingston Studios and Strongroom in London
Length 36:32
Label Atlantic (US/Canada)
Blanco y Negro Records
Producer EBTG (co-produced with John Coxon on track 2, 5, 6)
Everything but the Girl chronology
Home Movies
(1993)
Amplified Heart
(1994)
Walking Wounded
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[5]

Amplified Heart is the eighth studio album by Everything but the Girl.

It was recorded and mixed in London during winter 1993/94. Photography was by Corinne Day.

Primarily an acoustic-driven set,[6] Amplified Heart brought Everything but the Girl to mainstream audiences via the dance-floor remix of "Missing". Ultimately peaking at number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in early 1996, "Missing" spent more than a year gaining airplay and exposing Everything but the Girl to US and worldwide audiences.

The album was reissued in 2012 by Edsel Records as a 2-disc deluxe set.

Track listing[edit]

Original album[edit]

  1. "Rollercoaster" (Ben Watt) – 3:14
  2. "Troubled Mind" (Ben Watt, Tracey Thorn) – 3:34
  3. "I Don't Understand Anything" (Tracey Thorn) – 4:25
  4. "Walking to You" (Ben Watt) – 3:30
  5. "Get Me" (Ben Watt) – 3:34
  6. "Missing" (Ben Watt, Tracey Thorn) – 4:06
  7. "Two Star" (Ben Watt) – 4:06
  8. "We Walk the Same Line" (Tracey Thorn) – 4:00
  9. "25th December" (Ben Watt) – 4:04
  10. "Disenchanted" (Ben Watt, Tracey Thorn) – 2:03
  11. "Missing" [Todd Terry club mix] (bonus track for reissue) – 4:09

2012 Edsel deluxe reissue[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Rollercoaster"
  2. "Troubled Mind"
  3. "I Don't Understand Anything"
  4. "Walking to You"
  5. "Get Me"
  6. "Missing"
  7. "Two Star"
  8. "We Walk the Same Line"
  9. "25th December"
  10. "Disenchanted" [B-side]
  11. "Straight Back to You"
  12. "Lights of Te Touan"
  13. "These Days" [live]
  14. "Each and Every One" [live]
  15. "I Don't Want to Talk About It" [live]

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "I Don't Understand Anything" [home demo]
  2. "Rollercoaster" [home demo]
  3. "Two Star" [home demo]
  4. "Troubled Mind" [home demo]
  5. "We Walk the Same Line" [home demo]
  6. "Richard Says" [home demo]
  7. "Back at Square One" [home demo]
  8. "Two Star" [Harry Robinson's string arrangement demo]
  9. "Missing" [live]
  10. "Troubled Mind" [live]
  11. "Two Star" [live]
  12. "Walking to You" [live]
  13. "25th December" [live]
  14. "Missing" [Chris & James full on club mix]
  15. "Missing" [Little Joey remix]
  16. "Missing" [Ultramarine remix]
  17. "Missing" [Todd Terry club mix, Ben Watt's 'Blanco-Eternal' radio edit]

Personnel[edit]

Technical
  • Jerry Boys, Mads Bjerke - engineer
  • Richard Haughton - cover photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Amplified Heart – Everything But the Girl". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-857-12595-8. 
  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. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 288–89. ISBN 0-743-20169-8. 
  6. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "'Discography - Everything But the Girl'". Archived from the original on 21 October 2015. Retrieved 2008-04-06.