"Missing" was originally intended as a dance-oriented track. It was written with that idea in mind, totally. We put on sort of a laid back house groove instead. Then when we gave it to Todd Terry, he took it in a really, really strong New York house direction, which had a real simplicity to it, but it was very infectious." - Tracey Thorn
"Our record company had famously dropped us after we delivered it seeing no future. There was no promotional push for months. In the end it was a hit on its own merits. The people decided it should be a hit. They danced to it. Requested it. I have always loved that about it." - Ben Watt
"We fought for the record to come out. We believed in it, and believed that it was what that group needed at that time. In fact, the guys around me thought they were a lame group, and that I had given the track life, ha." - Tracey Thorn
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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