Baby, the Stars Shine Bright

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For the Japanese clothing store, see Baby, The Stars Shine Bright.
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
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Studio album by Everything but the Girl
Released 25 August 1986
Recorded March-April 1986
Studio Abbey Road Studios, London
Label Blanco y Negro
Producer Everything But the Girl, Mike Hedges
Everything but the Girl chronology
Love Not Money
(1985)
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
(1986)
Idlewild
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
Pitchfork 7.2/10[1]

Baby, the Stars Shine Bright is the third album by Everything but the Girl, released in 1986. Baby the Stars Shine Bright was reissued in 2012 as a remastered 2-disc Deluxe Set by Edsel Records.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt, except where indicated:

  1. "Come on Home"
  2. "Don't Leave Me Behind"
  3. "A Country Mile" (Thorn)
  4. "Cross My Heart"
  5. "Don't Let the Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart" (Watt)
  6. "Careless" (Watt)
  7. "Sugar Finney"
  8. "Come Hell or High Water"
  9. "Fighting Talk"
  10. "Little Hitler" (Thorn)

Track Listing for 2012 Edsel Records Reissue[edit]

Disc: 1

  1. "Come On Home"
  2. "Don't Leave Me Behind"
  3. "A Country Mile"
  4. "Cross My Heart"
  5. "Don't Let The Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart"
  6. "Careless"
  7. "Sugar Finney "
  8. "Come Hell Or High Water"
  9. "Fighting Talk"
  10. "Little Hitler"

Disc: 2

  1. "Come On Home" [Extended Mix] (B-Side)
  2. "Draining The Bar" (B-Side)
  3. "I Fall To Pieces" (B-Side)
  4. "Come On Home" [Acoustic] (B-Side)
  5. "Alfie" (B-Side)
  6. "Where's The Playground Susie?" (B-Side)
  7. "Almost Blue" (B-Side)
  8. "Come On Home" (Home Demo 1985)
  9. "Sugar Finney" (Home Demo 1985)
  10. "Careless" (Home Demo 1985)
  11. "Cross My Heart" (Home Demo 1985)
  12. "Little Hitler" (Home Demo 1985)

Personnel[edit]

  • Tracey Thorn – vocals
  • Ben Watt – guitar, orchestral arrangements
  • Micky Harris – bass
  • Cara Tivey – organ, piano
  • Rob Peters – drums
  • Jeff Daly, Philip Todd, Peter King, Nigel Nash, Ray Swinfield – saxophone
  • Alan Downey, Derek Watkins, Luke Tunney, Stuart Brooks – trumpet
  • Andy Fawbert, Peter Thoms, Chris Pyne, Alan Hutt – trombone
  • James Handy, John Pigneguy – French horn
  • Gavyn Wright, Wilfred Gibson, John Willison, Richard Studt, Dave Woodcock, James Archer, Levine Andrade, Basil Smart, Bill Benham, Peter Oxer, Tim Good – violin
  • Kenneth Essex, George Robertson, Cathy Stevens, David Emanuel, Roger Garland – viola
  • Chris Green, Paul Kegg, Helen Liebmann, Clive Anstee – cello
  • Clare Torry, Linda Allen, Bob Saker, Lance Ellington, Bob Saker, Tony Burrows, Gary Taylor, Tony Burrows, Vicky Silva, Tessa Niles – background vocals
  • Steve Henderson, Joao Bosco De Oliveira, Frank Ricotti, Martin Ditcham – percussion
  • Nick Ingman – conductor, director
Technical
  • Caryn Gough - artwork
  • Richard Haughton - photography

Trivia[edit]

The Japanese 'Lolita Fashion' clothing store Baby, The Stars Shine Bright (with comma) was named after the album.

References[edit]