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For those of you that have never heard of Beth Orton is a folk singer and was born in Norwich on 14th December 1970.
She hasn't released that many albums and when she was leaving school she didn't even have any idea what she wanted to do so someone suggested that she should sing.
Her third album was Daybreaker and on this album she worked with Ryan Adams and The Chemical Brothers!
her first band was Spill and she was one of a duo - William Orbit being the second. This song that was released was a cover of John Martyn's "Don't Wanna Know About Evil." Orbit and Orton continued to work together in 1993 co-writing and singing the track "Water from a Vine Leaf". She then appeared with Red Snapper on their first singles "Snapper" and "In Deep."
My favourite part of her career was when she worked with folk-jazz legend Terry Callier. Which came just before her album Central Reservation in 1999.
She began as a very shy performer but has bloomed and has such a distinguishing voice - quivering and breaking but pleading for something.
BETH ORTON Trailer Park (2009 issue UK Legacy Edition 24-track digitally remastered 2-CD ... more
album set - originally released in 1996 to critical acclaim Beths debut album combines folk electronica and trip-hop elements and earned Beth a Mercury Music Prize nomination. Comprising the 11-track remastered album which features the single She Cries Your Name and her unique take of the Phil Spector composition I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine; plus a Bonus 13-track CD including live early and instrumental recordings b-sides [that no longer available] and guest appearances from Terry Callier. Housed in a fold-out digipak picture sleeve with a picture booklet containing new sleevenotes written by Miranda Sawyer and new photos - still sealed in stickered shrinkwrap)