Like the Deserts Miss the Rain

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Like the Deserts Miss the Rain
EBTG - Like.gif
Greatest hits album by Everything but the Girl
Released 21 October 2002[1]
Recorded 1984–1999
Length 69:21
Label Atlantic (U.S.)
Virgin Records/Blanco y Negro Records (Europe)
Everything but the Girl chronology
Like the Deserts Miss the Rain
Adapt or Die: Ten Years of Remixes
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

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" (Antonio 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)" (Burgos / 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" (Coxon / Spring Heel Jack / Wales / Watt) from Walking Wounded

Limited Edition Bonus Disc[edit]

All tracks previously unreleased.

Disc 2:

  1. "Gun Cupboard Love" (Thorn)
  2. "Alfie" (Bacharach / 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"