Her first solo release, a cover of The Ronettes' "I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine" was released, again in extremely limited numbers, in mid 1996, and was followed by "She Cries Your Name", shortly before the release of what she herself considers to be her début L.P. Trailer Park, released on Heavenly Records on 19 October 1996. This release earned her nominations for two BRIT Awards (best British newcomer, best British female), and the Mercury Music Prize in 1997, was well received by critics, and sold modestly well, shifting 300,000 copies and peaking at #68 in the UK. The album was produced by Andrew Weatherall, whom she selected based on his production of one of her favourite records at the time, Primal Scream's Screamadelica. The album was far removed from her previous work, with a lot more pop/folk tunes present, although there were more than a few hints of her electronic roots. She began to tour this record, first supporting acts such as The Beautiful South, and appearing with Ron Sexsmith, before breaking out on her own. In June 1997, she had her first UK Top 40 hit single, with a reissue of "She Cries Your Name".
Album Versions & Formats
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|PROMO CD - UK - HVNLP17CDP||CD - UK - HVNLP17CD|
|CD - JAPAN - BVCP 6011||LP - UK - HVNLP17|
|PROMO CD - JAPAN - BVCP 6011||PROMO CASSETTE - UK|
|PROMO CASSETTE - UK||CASSETTE - UK - HVNLP17MC|