Out of the Woods

Out of the Woods
Out of the Woods
Studio album by Tracey Thorn
Released 5 March 2007
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop/Dance/Electronica
Label Virgin Records
Producer Tracey Thorn
Ewan Pearson
Charles Webster
Martin Wheeler
Alex Santos (Musician)
Tracey Thorn chronology
A Distant Shore
Out of the Woods
Love and Its Opposite
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Guardian Unlimited 4/5 stars[2]
musicOMH.com 3/5 stars[3]
Okayplayer 3.5/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (5.6/10)[5]

Out of the Woods is the second solo album from Everything but the Girl singer Tracey Thorn - her first since 1982's A Distant Shore - released on 5 March 2007 on Virgin Records. The album charted on the Billboard 200, peaking at #172 on 7 April 2007.[6]

The majority of the album's production was by Ewan Pearson who also produced the first single, "It's All True". Other collaborators include Cagedbaby, Charles Webster, Klas Lindblad, Martin Wheeler and Alex Santos.



Out of the Woods marked Thorn's full-time return to the music scene after an absence of over six years. It was released on 20 March 2007 in the U.S. on Astralwerks.

Thorn told Billboard magazine about the recording of the album:[7]

"When I started this album, I was thinking, 'Well, alright, I want to make a quirky little record, a little bit acoustic, a little bit dance... I also thought I was going to do a lot of covers, because I hadn't written anything in a long time. But once I started, I found myself writing more songs and collaborating with people. When the record was finished, I was quite startled. I thought, 'Wow, I made a pop record without really meaning to.'"

Track listing

  1. "Here It Comes Again" (Thorn) — 3:06
  2. "A-Z" (Gandey, Thorn) — 3:41
  3. "It's All True" (Jesrani, Lindblad, Pearson, Thorn) — 4:13
  4. "Get Around to It" (Russell) — 6:00
  5. "Hands Up to the Ceiling" (Thorn) — 2:58
  6. "Easy" (Thorn, Wheeler) — 3:58
  7. "Falling off a Log" (Thorn) — 3:17
  8. "Nowhere Near" (Thorn) — 3:07
  9. "Grand Canyon" (Santos, Thorn) — 6:07
  10. "By Piccadilly Station I Sat Down and Wept" (Thorn) — 2:25
  11. "Raise the Roof" (Gandey, Thorn) — 4:02
  12. "King's Cross" (Tennant, Lowe) — (iTunes Store bonus track)
  • "Smoke and Mirrors" (B-side cover on "Raise the Roof")
  • "Book of Love" (B-side cover on "Raise the Roof")


Chart (2007) Peak
UK Albums Chart 38
U.S. Billboard 200 172
U.S. Top Electronic Albums 4
U.S. Top Heatseekers 5

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