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This review is from: Other Side of Daybreak (Audio CD)
First a confession: I've spent many an hour in the office catching snippets of Beth Orton from a distant colleague's speakers - the sound broken up to the point where all I could hear were Beth's plaintive cries, and little of the fulness of each song, to the point where it was a distraction. As a result my opinion of the chanteuse was biased to the point of disinterest in wanting to find out more.
This album has entirely spun my preconception on its head. There is warmth, feeling and movement in every track on this album. Granted, many of the tracks here have been remixed by other artists (noteably Four Tet, who I'd sell my soul to listen to any day) but it's Beth's voice that steals it for me every time.
So I guess that this review is aimed at anyone who hasn't found Beth Orton yet but would be happy to hear what Roots Manuva, Four Tet and the Two Lone Swordsmen have done with her work: there's every reason to buy this album. It'll get deep inside you and leave you _needing_ to find out more.
Now where's that back catalogue...