Beth Orton Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
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Beth Orton drafted in Andrew Hung of Fuck Buttons to Co-produce Kidsticks. Whilst her voice is familiar, the music pushes the singer/songwriter genre to the limit. Beth Orton broke new ground mixing acoustic and electronic music on her debut album Trailer Park back in 1996, On Kidsticks she tears up the rule book again.
High time for some reissues of Beth Orton albums don’t you think? The Rhino label think so, and thus they have pressed to (180g) vinyl this album, along with Daybreaker. Comfort of Strangers was recorded with the help of Jim O’Rourke as producer, so you just know that every little corner of these compositions shines through clearly.
It was released in 1999 as a follow up to the acclaimed Trailer Park and received a Mercury Music Prize nomination and helped Beth earn a BRIT Award in 2000 for Best British Female. The album also features in the book, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
The album featured the hit singles Stolen Car and Central Reservation and is now re-issued with a second disc of material compiled by Beth. It features key b-sides, including the Spiritual Life Ibadon remix of title track Central Reservation plus unreleased live recordings and demos.
The expanded packaging features brand new sleevenotes including a new interview with Beth.
High time for some reissues of Beth Orton albums don’t you think? The Rhino label think so, and thus they have pressed to (180g) vinyl this album, along with Comfort of Strangers. Daybreaker scored into the Top Ten when it was first released in 2002, and it finds Orton in a lounging folktronica mood.
Pop rock artist Beth Orton enjoys softly sighing over acoustic arrangements that have been processed into tunes with electro-pop leanings and boisterous choruses. Central Reservation is sparse but symphonic, trading picked guitars with ascendant strings and firm beats. Orton is joined on record by Ben Harper and Dr. Robert, artists who know a thing or two about skewing folk rock towards their own personal perspective.