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Everything But The Girl's million-selling critically-acclaimed eighth studio album Walking Wounded was first released in May 1996. It debuted at #4 on the UK Album Chart and contains four UK Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits Walking Wounded and Wrong, and set new a benchmark for the intersection of contemporary electronic music and smart pop songwriting.
The seeds of the album's approach were clearly planted in the successful mix of folk-soul and electronica on the duo's previous million-seller Amplified Heart, but it was the subsequent wild global success of Todd Terry's remix of Amplified Heart album track Missing, and Tracey Thorn's acclaimed contemporaneous collaboration on Protection, the second album from Bristol experimental collective, Massive Attack, that encouraged them to go further.
The album was acclaimed on its release. "A career peak ... raw, pure and absolutely gorgeous," said Rolling Stone. "The new incarnation of EBTG is the best yet. It's just going to take a while for people to catch up," said NME."
The new vinyl edition has been mastered by long-time Everything But The Girl mastering engineer, Miles Showell, now at Abbey Road Studios, who is one of only a handful of engineers specialising in half-speed mastering that uses new techniques to more faithfully reproduce the sound of original master tapes.
The original 1996 release of Walking Wounded saw Todd Terry's remix of Wrong and OmniTrio's remix of Walking Wounded added as bonus tracks, and an expanded deluxe double CD version including a heft of bonus material came out in 2015, but this new vinyl edition is faithful to the original nine-track album sessions and does not include additional tracks.
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