North Marine Drive

Ben WattJanuary 1, 1983
Indie© 1987 Cherry Red Records
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North Marine Drive is the debut album of Ben Watt. The album was released on Cherry Red in 1983, prior to Watt's success in Everything but the Girl, and reached number one in the UK Indie Chart the same year. The tone of the album is reflective and melancholic, reminiscent of some of the more stripped-down work of Everything but the Girl. Its sparse, mainly acoustic, instrumentation effectively highlights Watt's songwriting and vocal qualities. Jazz saxophonist Peter King who would go on to collaborate with Everything but the Girl contributes alto saxophone to several tracks.
The title derives from the location in Bridlington, England which is photographed on the album's cover.
CD issues also feature 5 bonus tracks of Watt's collaboration with Robert Wyatt originally released as an EP in March 1982. A downloadable version available from Cherry Red adds a further 3 bonus tracks, originally released on a 1981 single, and later reissued on the compilation album Our Brilliant Careers: Cherry Red Rarities 1981-1983.
The song "Some Things Don't Matter" first appeared on the Cherry Red showcase compilation Pillows & Prayers in 1982.

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Songs
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On Box Hill2:27
2
Some Things Don't Matter4:27
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Lucky One2:33
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Empty Bottles4:39
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North Marine Drive2:18
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Waiting Like Mad4:52
7
Thirst for Knowledge3:30
8
Long Time No Sea5:24
9
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go3:45
10
Walter and John4:07
11
Aquamarine4:12
12
Slipping Slowly2:53
13
Another Conversation with Myself1:24
14
A Girl in Winter3:50
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Additional Information

Total length
50:21
Tracks
14
Released
January 1, 1983
Label
© 1987 Cherry Red Records
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
Internet connection
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Playback information
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