Like the Deserts Miss the Rain

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Like the Deserts Miss the Rain
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Greatest hits album by Everything but the Girl
Released 21 October 2002[1]
Recorded 1984–1999
Length 69:21
Label Atlantic (U.S.)
Virgin/Blanco y Negro (Europe)
Everything but the Girl chronology

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Like the Deserts Miss the Rain is a compilation album by the British band Everything but the Girl, released in 2002. Some copies include a bonus disc featuring four additional songs. An accompanying DVD with the same title was also released the same year. The album's title derives from a lyric from their song "Missing," off 1994's Amplified Heart.

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains" (Don Van Vliet) Previously unreleased
  2. "Rollercoaster" (Ben Watt) from Amplified Heart
  3. "Corcovado" (Antônio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees) from Red Hot + Rio
  4. "Each and Every One" from Eden
  5. "Before Today" (Chicane remix) (Ben Watt) from Walking Wounded
  6. "Mine" (Tracey Thorn) from Everything but the Girl
  7. "Protection" (Massive Attack with Tracey Thorn) from Protection
  8. "Single" (Photek remix) from Walking Wounded
  9. "Tracey in My Room" (Lazy Dog Bootleg vocal mix) (Jose Burgos, Sandy Rivera, Watt, Thorn) non-album single
  10. "Missing" (Todd Terry remix) from Amplified Heart
  11. "Almost Blue" (Elvis Costello) Previously unreleased
  12. "No Difference" from Temperamental
  13. "Cross My Heart" from Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
  14. "Mirrorball" Walking Wounded
  15. "A Piece of My Mind" (Tracey Thorn) Previously unreleased
  16. "Walking Wounded" (John Coxon, Spring Heel Jack, Ashley Wales, Watt) from Walking Wounded

Limited Edition Bonus Disc[edit]

All tracks previously unreleased.

Disc 2:

  1. "Gun Cupboard Love" (Thorn)
  2. "Alfie" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
  3. "Take Me" (Cecil Womack, Linda Womack)
  4. "Pigeons in the Attic Room" (Thorn, Watt)



  1. "Missing" (Todd Terry Remix)
  2. "Single"
  3. "The Only Living Boy in New York"
  4. "Temperamental"
  5. "Love is Here Where I Live"
  6. "Five Fathoms"
  7. "Each and Every One"
  8. "Driving"
  9. "Walking Wounded"


  1. "Before Today"
  2. "Temperamental"
  3. "Protection"


  1. "Frozen River"
  2. "Mirrorball"
  3. "Flipside"

Extras include: Photo gallery, interactive video mix of "Temperamental"


  1. ^ Release date as 2002: "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-17. Retrieved 2011-12-01.  (chart entry),