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Beth Orton|Daybreaker

Daybreaker

Beth Orton

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Largely shorn of the energy and ebullience of the preceding Central Reservation, Beth Orton's third LP cuts a far more somber figure -- Daybreaker sacrifices immediacy for uniformity of mood and emotional tenor, and although it's perhaps her most consistent and mature work to date, it's also her least engaging, never matching the dizzying heights of her previous efforts even as it consciously avoids past pitfalls. The attention to detail and nuance that colors these ten songs is undeniably impressive, but in forgoing the electronic elements of before in favor of more organic adornments like strings and guitar drones, Orton's lost some of her originality and unpredictability -- she's very much a traditional singer/songwriter now, and though much of Daybreaker is jaw-droppingly beautiful and brutally poignant, somehow the word "traditional" seems all wrong for any qualified assessment of Orton's music. To its credit, the record's subtleties blossom over repeated listens, and moments like "Thinking About Tomorrow" and the haunting "God's Song" rank with Orton's best, but the album as a whole is so relentlessly dour and down-tempo that it never quite takes flight -- which may well be the point, but it's not a point well-taken.
© Jason Ankeny /TiVo

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1
Paris Train
00:05:46

Ben Watt, Mixer - Ted Barnes, Composer, Guitar - Dave Williams, Violin - Ali Friend, Bass Guitar, Bass - Will Blanchard, Drums - Howard Gott, Violin - Brian Wright, Violin - Richard George, Violin - Andy Bradfield, Mixer - Scott Minor, Programmer - Oliver Kraus, Arranger, Cello, Strings - Calina de la Mare, Violin - Rob Spriggs, Viola - Victor Van Vugt, Producer, Mixer - Lucy Shaw, Double Bass - Sarah Willson, Cello - Ruth Gottlieb, Violin - Vince Greene, Viola - Beth Orton, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Sophie Sirota, Viola - Smokey Hormel, Guitar - Vincent Chancey, French Horn - Catherine Browning, Violin - Andy Nice, Cello - Beki Doe, Arranger, Violin, Strings - Becca Ware, Viola - Andrew Waterworth, Double Bass - John Birdsong, Arranger, Trumpet - Sean Reid, Keyboards

© 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

2
Concrete Sky
00:04:34

Matt Johnson, Drums - Ben Watt, Mixer - Ted Barnes, Guitar - Johnny Marr, Composer - Ali Friend, Bass - Lascelles Gordon, Percussion - Andy Bradfield, Mixer - Ryan Adams, Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Victor Van Vugt, Producer - Adam Peters, Keyboards - Beth Orton, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist

© 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

3
Mount Washington
00:06:27

Ben Watt, Producer, Mixer - Ted Barnes, Guitar - Ali Friend, Bass - Will Blanchard, Drums - Andy Bradfield, Mixer - Victor Van Vugt, Producer - Adam Peters, Keyboards - Beth Orton, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Keith Tenniswood, Programmer - Sean Reid, Keyboards

© 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

4
Anywhere
00:04:35

Ben Watt, Producer, Mixer - Ted Barnes, Guitar - Dave Williams, Violin - Ali Friend, Composer, Bass - Will Blanchard, Drums - Howard Gott, Violin - Sebastian Steinberg, Bass - Brian Wright, Violin - Richard George, Violin - Andy Bradfield, Mixer - Jackie Norrie, Violin - Oliver Kraus, Cello - Calina de la Mare, Violin - Chris Koh, Violin - Rob Spriggs, Viola - Victor Van Vugt, Producer - Adam Peters, Conductor, Arranger, Keyboards - Sarah Willson, Cello - Ruth Gottlieb, Violin - Vince Greene, Viola - Beth Orton, Composer, Vocals, MainArtist - Sophie Sirota, Viola - Smokey Hormel, Guitar - Keith Tenniswood, Programmer - Catherine Browning, Violin - Tim Myall, Violin - Wendy De St Paer, Violin - Andy Nice, Cello - Beki Doe, Violin - John Birdsong, Arranger - Sean Reid, Keyboards - Walter Hawkings, Trombone

© 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

5
Daybreaker
00:03:55

Ben Watt, Mixer - Ted Barnes, Guitar, Mandolin - Ali Friend, Bass - Will Blanchard, Drums - Andy Bradfield, Mixer - Steve Dub, Engineer, Recorder - Scott Minor, Programmer - Steve Jones, Producer, Engineer - Tom Rowlands, Mixer, Production, Programmer - Ed Simons, Mixer, Production, Programmer - Victor Van Vugt, Producer, Mixer - Adam Peters, Arranger, Cello, Keyboards - Beth Orton, Composer, Producer, Programmer, Vocals, MainArtist

© 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

6
Carmella
00:03:36

Ben Watt, Producer, Mixer, Piano - Jim Keltner, Drums - Andy Bradfield, Mixer - Steve Dub, Engineer, Recorder - Ryan Adams, Guitar, Bass - Beth Orton, Composer, Guitar, Production, Vocals, MainArtist - Steve 'Dub' Jones, Engineer

© 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

7
God Song
00:05:15

Ben Watt, Producer, Mixer - Ted Barnes, Guitar - Ali Friend, Bass - Will Blanchard, Drums - Andy Bradfield, Mixer - Steve Dub, Engineer, Recorder - Ryan Adams, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Bass - Victor Van Vugt, Producer - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals - Beth Orton, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Sean Reid, Keyboards

© 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

8
This One's Gonna Bruise
00:04:44

Ben Watt, Mixer - Andy Bradfield, Mixer - Oliver Kraus, Arranger, Cello - Ryan Adams, Composer, Guitar, Percussion - Danton Supple, Engineer, Recorder - Beth Orton, Programmer, Vocals, MainArtist

© 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

9
Ted's Waltz
00:05:41

Ben Watt, Mixer - Ted Barnes, Composer, Guitar - Ali Friend, Bass Guitar, Bass - Will Blanchard, Drums - Andy Bradfield, Mixer - Victor Van Vugt, Producer - Beth Orton, Composer, Vocals, MainArtist

© 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

10
Thinking About Tomorrow
00:06:40

Ted Barnes, Composer, Guitar - Dave Williams, Violin - Will Blanchard, Drums - Howard Gott, Violin - Sean Read, Composer, Keyboards - Sebastian Steinberg, Composer, Bass - Lascelles Gordon, Percussion - Brian Wright, Violin - WILLIAM ORBIT, Producer, Mixer - Richard George, Violin - Scott Minor, Percussion - Jake Davies, Engineer - Jackie Norrie, Violin - Oliver Kraus, Cello - Iain Roberton, Pro Tools - Calina de la Mare, Violin - Chris Koh, Violin - Rob Spriggs, Viola - Victor Van Vugt, Producer, Programmer - Adam Peters, Conductor, Arranger, Keyboards - Sarah Willson, Cello - Ruth Gottlieb, Violin - Vince Greene, Viola - Beth Orton, Composer, Guitar, Programmer, Vocals, MainArtist - Sophie Sirota, Viola - Catherine Browning, Violin - Tim Myall, Violin - Wendy De St Paer, Violin - Andy Nice, Cello - Beki Doe, Violin

© 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

Album Description

Largely shorn of the energy and ebullience of the preceding Central Reservation, Beth Orton's third LP cuts a far more somber figure -- Daybreaker sacrifices immediacy for uniformity of mood and emotional tenor, and although it's perhaps her most consistent and mature work to date, it's also her least engaging, never matching the dizzying heights of her previous efforts even as it consciously avoids past pitfalls. The attention to detail and nuance that colors these ten songs is undeniably impressive, but in forgoing the electronic elements of before in favor of more organic adornments like strings and guitar drones, Orton's lost some of her originality and unpredictability -- she's very much a traditional singer/songwriter now, and though much of Daybreaker is jaw-droppingly beautiful and brutally poignant, somehow the word "traditional" seems all wrong for any qualified assessment of Orton's music. To its credit, the record's subtleties blossom over repeated listens, and moments like "Thinking About Tomorrow" and the haunting "God's Song" rank with Orton's best, but the album as a whole is so relentlessly dour and down-tempo that it never quite takes flight -- which may well be the point, but it's not a point well-taken.
© Jason Ankeny /TiVo

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