Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Warm Wednesday VII

Well out here it's getting cold so today it's simply the Beth....Beth Orton who's giving us a warm wednesday.
Beth Orton, is a BRIT Award–winning English singer-songwriter. Known for her "folktronica" sound, which mixes elements of folk and electronica, she was initially recognised for her collaborations with William Orbit and the Chemical Brothers in the mid 1990s — but these were not Orton's first recordings. She released a solo album, Superpinkymandy, in 1993. Since the album was only released in Japan, it went largely unnoticed by international audiences. Her second solo album, Trailer Park, garnered much critical acclaim in 1996. With the release of the albums Central Reservation (1999) and the 2002 album Daybreaker, with up tempo pop songs and acoustic ballads. It featured guest appearances from musicians such as The Chemical Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams and Four Tet. It was a great commercial success, reaching the top 8 of the UK album chart, and received largely positive from the press, ranging from "Her best work yet" from Mojo magazine. Beth developed a devoted fan base. On her 2006 release, Comfort of Strangers, she has moved towards a more folk-based sound and away from the electronic sound of past albums. This year she released the Album "Sugaring Season" (another carbon neutral album by the way). Here's the full album stream on Youtube starting with the beautiful song "Magpie" She once said "My voice sounds like a piano with a quirky key". Thats what I like! Here's a soundcloud link to Magpie.

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