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This review is from: Girl Who Got Away [Bonus Disc] (Audio CD)
Girl Who Got Away is an absolutely stunning record that has set the bar high for Dido's future work.
It is in capturing a perfect balance that Girl Who Got Away shines brightest. We have warm acoustics on songs like No Freedom and Sitting On The Roof of the World (this latter track is sonically reminiscent of the gorgeous Mary's In India on Life For Rent). Elsewhere we have the pure-pop sparkling euphoria of Let's Runaway and End of Night. A wistful and contemplative dimension is taken on in tracks like Happy New Year and Loveless Hearts, while Dido's work enters into new ambient territory on the haunting Day Before We Went To War, a moving collaboration between Brian Eno and Dido.
Girl Who Got Away is fresh stuff, yet evocative of her previous works. It has the insightful and maturer perspective of Safe Trip Home, while keeping the atmospheric, captivating electronica of No Angel and Life For Rent.
I can't leave this review without mentioning the utterly brilliant standout "Black-Black-"Blackbird. Happy, bubbly and quick in the initial verses, yet ethereal and moving in the chorus. For me, this encapsulates the expertly balanced character of the frankly fantastic Girl Who Got Away.
You have not disappointed Dido. I am a massive fan and the wait was worth it. Thanks!