Eden (Everything but the Girl album)

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Eden
Everything But the Girl Eden.jpg
Studio album by Everything but the Girl
Released 4 June 1984 (1984-06-04)
Recorded January 1984
Studio Powerplant Studios, London
Genre
Length 33:40
Label Blanco y Negro
Producer Robin Millar
Everything but the Girl chronology
Eden
(1984)
Everything but the Girl
(1984)
Singles from Eden
  1. "Each and Every One"
    Released: 1984

Eden is the debut studio album by British musical duo Everything but the Girl. It was released on 4 June 1984 by Blanco y Negro Records. The album contains the single "Each and Every One", which peaked at number 28 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] The cover design was by lead singer Tracey Thorn's former colleague in the Marine Girls, Jane Fox.

By 2012, Eden had sold around 500,000 copies.[2] Eden was reissued in 2012 as a remastered two-disc deluxe set by Edsel Records.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork7.0/10[5]
Spin Alternative Record Guide8/10[6]

NME ranked Eden number 20 among the "Albums of the Year" for 1984.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Each and Every One"2:48
2."Bittersweet"Thorn2:50
3."Tender Blue"Watt3:05
4."Another Bridge"
  • Thorn
  • Watt
2:13
5."The Spice of Life"Thorn3:30
6."The Dustbowl"Thorn1:39
7."Crabwalk"Watt2:02
8."Even So"Thorn3:24
9."Frost and Fire"
  • Thorn
  • Watt
2:31
10."Fascination"Thorn3:06
11."I Must Confess"Watt3:20
12."Soft Touch"Watt3:12

2012 Edsel Records reissue[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Everything but the Girl
Additional musicians

Technical

  • Mike Pela – engineering
  • Jane Fox – cover design

Charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[8] 3
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[9] 28
UK Albums (OCC)[10] 14

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[11] Gold 100,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Everything but the Girl". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  2. ^ Wade, Ian (19 June 2012). "From Eden With Love: Everything But The Girl Interviewed". The Quietus. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  3. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Eden – Everything But the Girl". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8.
  5. ^ Harvell, Jess (9 July 2012). "Everything But the Girl: Reissues". Pitchfork. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  6. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-679-75574-8.
  7. ^ "Albums and Tracks of the Year". NME. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Everything but the Girl – Eden" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Everything but the Girl – Eden". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  11. ^ "British album certifications – Everything but the Girl – Eden". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 March 2018. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Eden in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.