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    • Bedsit Disco Queen

    • How I Grew Up and Tried to Be a Pop Star
    • By: Tracey Thorn
    • Narrated by: Tracey Thorn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 41
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      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 39

    The Sunday Times top ten bestselling memoir of Tracey Thorn's 30-year pop career with Marine Girls and Everything But The Girl, and her collaborations with Paul Weller, Massive Attack and Todd Terry. 'I was only sixteen when I bought an electric guitar and joined a band. A year later, I formed an all-girl band called the Marine Girls and played gigs, and signed to an indie label, and started releasing records. Then, for eighteen years, between 1982 and 2000, I was one half of the group Everything But the Girl.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, Very Raw

    • By David H. on 10-26-18

    Regular price: $19.18

    • Naked at the Albert Hall

    • The Inside Story of Singing
    • By: Tracey Thorn
    • Narrated by: Tracey Thorn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    In her bestselling autobiography, Bedsit Disco Queen, Tracey Thorn recalled the highs and lows of a 30-year career in pop music. But with the touring, recording and extraordinary anecdotes, there wasn't time for an in-depth look at what she actually did for all those years: sing. She sang with warmth and emotional honesty, sometimes while battling acute stage fright.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Jane Sheedy on 01-11-17

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Another Planet

    • A Teenager in Suburbia
    • By: Tracey Thorn
    • Narrated by: Tracey Thorn
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    In a 1970s commuter town, Tracey Thorn's teenage life was forged from what failed to happen. Her diaries were packed with entries about not buying things, not going to the disco, the school coach not arriving. Before she was a best-selling musician and writer, Tracey Thorn was a typical teenager: bored and cynical, despairing of her aspirational parents. Her only comfort came from house parties, Meaningful Conversations and the female pop icons who hinted at a new kind of living. Returning more than three decades later to Brookmans Park, scene of her childhood, Thorn takes us beyond the bus shelters and pub car parks, the utopian cul-de-sacs, the train to Potters Bar and the weekly discos, to the parents who wanted so much for their children, the children who wanted none of it. With her trademark wit and insight, Thorn reconsiders the Green Belt post-war dream so many artists have mocked, and so many artists have come from.

    Regular price: $18.54