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It’s fair to say I do not have Beth Orton’s undivided attention. I’m asking the questions, she’s in her London kitchen, making soda bread.
Craig Fitzpatrick, 19 Oct 2012
She pauses to check her oven. Watch out Mitt. Hell hath no fury like a new mother scorned.
Sugaring Season is out now.
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I have to confess that I was not hugely excited by the prospect of going to this gig. Although never exactly averse to Beth Orton (I loved her Chemical Brothers collaboration, ‘Where Do I Begin’) I generally find it hard to enthuse about acoustic-wielding singer-songwriters, particularly in a live setting.
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The Goddess of dinner party music is back, and while the phrase “and better than ever” would fit quite nicely here, it’s sadly inappropriate. The lead track from Comfort From Strangers displays Beth’s gloriously imperfect voice and an ebbing and flowing string section. But her knack for teasing out that killer hook – as found on past hits like ‘Concrete Sky’ – has all but disappeared.
2006-02-20 - REVIEW
It’s only February and already we can hear the hissing of summer lawns. Or maybe it’s applause. Comfort Of Strangers is not Beth Orton’s most radical statement, but it is her most reactionary.
2006-02-16 - REVIEW
The Norfolk singer will play gigs in Cork and Galway
2003-08-05 - News
Flanked by a motley crew of beatnik instrumentalists the singer stands, centre stage, appearing almost weighed-down by the acoustic guitar cradled in her arms
2002-11-08 - REVIEW
It's one of the most heartwarming and deserved success stories in music - how Beth Orton learned to cope with illness, rebuilt her career and found herself sharing studios and stages with artists as diverse as Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams, The Chemical Brothers and David Kitt
2002-08-27 - Interview
Two artists who fuse beatbox and six string sensibilities so well but still manage to remain so delightfully easy on the ear
2002-07-26 - REVIEW
Daybreaker takes effect only after repeated administrations, peaking somewhere between fourth and fifth
2002-07-04 - REVIEW
Let's face it: Beth Orton has already proved her genius with her sublime debut, Trailer Park. Not only was it a remarkable record for a debutante; it was, and is, one of the standouts of the last three years. And now she's gone and done it again.
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