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0120130304

Singer Tracey Thorn's memoir takes in punk, pop star success and her 30-year relationship.

Written and read by Tracey Thorn.

Tracey Thorn's memoir charts a personal and musical journey that takes us back to her teenage diaries and the thrill of punk, juggling school homework with interviews with the NME as part of all-girl group The Marine Girls and the DIY indie music scene of the late 1970s. She has experienced the highs of stardom and been dropped by her record company. She has spent a career struggling with the challenge of combining artistic integrity, personal politics and feminism with the music industry hunger for chart success. This is an insider's insight into the music industry over thirty years, but above all it's a very personal story which has Tracey's relationship with Ben Watt at the heart of it.

Today, how the do-it-yourself ethos of punk first influenced the teenage Tracey to become the guitarist in a band while still at school - and before she could even play her instrument.

Abridged by Alison Joseph

Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

0120130304

Singer Tracey Thorn's memoir takes in punk, pop star success and her 30-year relationship.

Written and read by Tracey Thorn.

Tracey Thorn's memoir charts a personal and musical journey that takes us back to her teenage diaries and the thrill of punk, juggling school homework with interviews with the NME as part of all-girl group The Marine Girls and the DIY indie music scene of the late 1970s. She has experienced the highs of stardom and been dropped by her record company. She has spent a career struggling with the challenge of combining artistic integrity, personal politics and feminism with the music industry hunger for chart success. This is an insider's insight into the music industry over thirty years, but above all it's a very personal story which has Tracey's relationship with Ben Watt at the heart of it.

Today, how the do-it-yourself ethos of punk first influenced the teenage Tracey to become the guitarist in a band while still at school - and before she could even play her instrument.

Abridged by Alison Joseph

Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

0220130305

On her first day at university, 18-year-old Tracey answered a public address announcement.

Written and read by Tracey Thorn.

In October 1981, on her first day at Hull University when she was 18 years old, Tracey Thorn answered a public address announcement calling her to reception. The boy who put the call out for her was Ben Watt, and it marked the start of a personal and professional relationship - as pop duo Everything But The Girl - that has spanned over thirty years. She has experienced the highs of stardom and been dropped by her record company. She has spent a career struggling with the challenge of combining artistic integrity, personal politics and feminism with the music industry hunger for chart success.

Tracey Thorn's memoir takes us back to her musical awakening in the 70s documented in her earliest teenage diaries - the thrill of punk, juggling school homework with interviews with the NME as part of all-girl group The Marine Girls and the DIY indie music scene of the late 1970s.

Abridged by Alison Joseph

Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

0220130305

On her first day at university, 18-year-old Tracey answered a public address announcement.

Written and read by Tracey Thorn.

In October 1981, on her first day at Hull University when she was 18 years old, Tracey Thorn answered a public address announcement calling her to reception. The boy who put the call out for her was Ben Watt, and it marked the start of a personal and professional relationship - as pop duo Everything But The Girl - that has spanned over thirty years. She has experienced the highs of stardom and been dropped by her record company. She has spent a career struggling with the challenge of combining artistic integrity, personal politics and feminism with the music industry hunger for chart success.

Tracey Thorn's memoir takes us back to her musical awakening in the 70s documented in her earliest teenage diaries - the thrill of punk, juggling school homework with interviews with the NME as part of all-girl group The Marine Girls and the DIY indie music scene of the late 1970s.

Abridged by Alison Joseph

Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

0320130306

Singer Tracey Thorn's memoir recalls ramshackle teenage bands, pop success and motherhood.

Written and read by Tracey Thorn.

In October 1981, on her first day at Hull University when she was 18 years old, Tracey Thorn answered a public address announcement calling her to reception. The boy who put the call out for her was Ben Watt, and it marked the start of a personal and professional relationship - as pop duo Everything But The Girl - that has spanned over thirty years. She has experienced the highs of stardom and been dropped by her record company.

This is an insider's insight into the music industry over three decades which has Tracey's relationship with Ben Watt at the heart of it. Today, from a shared bedsit at Hull University to playing the Royal Albert Hall...

Abridged by Alison Joseph

Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

0320130306

Singer Tracey Thorn's memoir recalls ramshackle teenage bands, pop success and motherhood.

Written and read by Tracey Thorn.

In October 1981, on her first day at Hull University when she was 18 years old, Tracey Thorn answered a public address announcement calling her to reception. The boy who put the call out for her was Ben Watt, and it marked the start of a personal and professional relationship - as pop duo Everything But The Girl - that has spanned over thirty years. She has experienced the highs of stardom and been dropped by her record company.

This is an insider's insight into the music industry over three decades which has Tracey's relationship with Ben Watt at the heart of it. Today, from a shared bedsit at Hull University to playing the Royal Albert Hall...

Abridged by Alison Joseph

Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

0420130307

Tracey traces her relationship with Ben Watt, the other half of Everything But The Girl.

Written and read by Tracey Thorn.

In October 1981, on her first day at Hull University when she was 18 years old, Tracey Thorn answered a public address announcement calling her to reception. The boy who put the call out for her was Ben Watt, and it marked the start of a personal and professional relationship - as pop duo Everything But The Girl - that has spanned over thirty years. They have shared the highs of stardom and the lows of being dropped by their record company. Tracey gives us an insider's insight into the music industry, but above all she opens up about Ben Watt and the central relationship of her life.

Today, Tracey confronts Ben's life threatening illness that altered both their lives, and her decision to give up pop stardom for motherhood.

Abridged by Alison Joseph

Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

Tracey Thorn traces her relationship with husband Ben Watt.

0420130307

Tracey traces her relationship with Ben Watt, the other half of Everything But The Girl.

Written and read by Tracey Thorn.

In October 1981, on her first day at Hull University when she was 18 years old, Tracey Thorn answered a public address announcement calling her to reception. The boy who put the call out for her was Ben Watt, and it marked the start of a personal and professional relationship - as pop duo Everything But The Girl - that has spanned over thirty years. They have shared the highs of stardom and the lows of being dropped by their record company. Tracey gives us an insider's insight into the music industry, but above all she opens up about Ben Watt and the central relationship of her life.

Today, Tracey confronts Ben's life threatening illness that altered both their lives, and her decision to give up pop stardom for motherhood.

Abridged by Alison Joseph

Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

Tracey Thorn traces her relationship with husband Ben Watt.

05 LAST20130308

Tracey traces her decision to prioritise motherhood over music and her return to pop.

Written and read by Tracey Thorn.

Tracey Thorn's memoir takes us from her very early teenage diaries, through to juggling school homework with interviews with music journalists, the highs of pop stardom and the lows of being dropped by her record company. This is an insider's insight into the music industry, and also a very personal story which has Tracey's relationship with Ben Watt at the heart of it.

Tracey gave up music for motherhood without a second thought, but now finds her experience as a parent has freed her from her teenage anxieties so she can return to singing on her own terms.

Abridged by Alison Joseph

Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

05 LAST20130308

Tracey traces her decision to prioritise motherhood over music and her return to pop.

Written and read by Tracey Thorn.

Tracey Thorn's memoir takes us from her very early teenage diaries, through to juggling school homework with interviews with music journalists, the highs of pop stardom and the lows of being dropped by her record company. This is an insider's insight into the music industry, and also a very personal story which has Tracey's relationship with Ben Watt at the heart of it.

Tracey gave up music for motherhood without a second thought, but now finds her experience as a parent has freed her from her teenage anxieties so she can return to singing on her own terms.

Abridged by Alison Joseph

Produced by Allegra McIlroy.