Central Reservation

Beth Orton

SKU: SRC046REDPMI

Barcode: 888340429718

36.00 £36.00

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Original recording reissued

On her stunning sophomore album, Central Reservation, Beth Orton slips free of the electronic textures that colored her acclaimed 1996 debut, Trailer Park, stripping her music down to its raw essentials to produce a work of stark simplicity and rare poignancy. With the exception of a pair of Ben Watt-produced tracks (“Stars All Seem To Weep” and a remix of the title cut), Central Reservation rejects synthetic sounds and beats all together in favor of an organic atmosphere somewhere between folk, jazz and the blues; the focal point is instead Orton’s evocatively soulful voice, which invests songs like “Sweetest Decline” and “Feel To Believe” with remarkable warmth and honesty.

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Track Listings

LP 1:
Stolen Car
Sweetest Decline
Couldn't Cause Me Harm
So Much More
Pass In Time
Central Reservation (Original Version)

LP 2:
Stars All Seem To Weep
Love Like Laughter
Blood Red River
Devil Song
Feel To Believe
Central Reservation (The Then Again Version)
Precious Maybe

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