North Marine Drive - Ben Watt

North Marine Drive
The other half of Everything But The Girl is, of course, Ben Watt. Prior to his success in EBTG, Ben released his now-legendary solo album, 'North Marine Drive', that reached number one in the Indie Chart in 1983. Now available in a limited edition digipack this album includes a cover of Bob Dylan's 'You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go', 5 bonus tracks of Ben's collaboration with Robert Wyatt, and a new booklet. Again with such a surge of interest in Everything But The Girl, Ben's solo recordings are in high demand.
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On Box Hill / Some Things Don't Matter / Lucky One / Empty Bottles / North Marine Drive / Waiting Like Mad / Thirst For Knowledge / Long Time No Sea / You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go BONUS TRACKS: Walter And John / Aquamarine / Slipping Slowly / Another Conversation With Myself / A Girl In Winter.
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