Beth Orton: Comfort Of Strangers

Beth Orton: Comfort Of Strangers

Harsh though they may seem, the whispers are that 10 years on from her debut album, ‘Trailer Park’, Beth Orton has now become a kind of Dido it’s OK to like. Maybe not such a bad thing: her previous badge-of-cool collaborators (The Chemical...

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Orton, Beth : Daybreaker

Orton, Beth : Daybreaker

Every record has a defining moment. This is the one from Beth Orton 's 'Daybreaker'. With about a minute of 'Mount Washington' to go, Orton starts up a multi-layered. wordless wail as the song drifts into a dream-like coda. Her voice rises...

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Orton, Beth : Concrete Sky

Orton, Beth : Concrete Sky

More straw-sucking folk-fluffery from Our Lady of the Quilted Twelve String. This is so agrarian it could milk a cow at ten paces. Michael Eavis would probably whistle it while baling hay and/or trimming his unusual beard, or wondering what to do...

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Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

Well this is nice. Beth Orton , current siren of choice for the dinner party set and recent Brit Award winner, is playing her only headline gig of the year. And tonight, the Crossover Queen () every Sunday supplement ever) is sitting firmly on...

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Orton, Beth : Central reservation

Orton, Beth : Central reservation

Scientists are calling it 'The Moloko Effect' , and we'll go along with that because, would you believe, Beth Orton has released a good record at the end of the summer; ie, it doesn't make you think of knitwear and viruses and winter chills...

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Central Reservation

Central Reservation

Beth Orton , in a very real sense the tallest singer-songwriter of her generation, has been rescued from what might have been an obscure fate rattling around the Anglian country and folk circuit by her unique associations with the dance world....

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