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Beth Orton

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Beth Orton: Go Orton!

Interview by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 24 August 1996

CONTEMPORARY FEMALE singer-songwriters, then: fiercely independent, forever marketed as several colours short of a full palette and ever-prone to massive crossover success care of the ...

Beth Orton: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 28 September 1996

OH ALRIGHT, Beth ain't quite this big on her own terms yet (tonight's mini-set is as special guest to grim old folkie John Martyn) but ...

Beth Orton: The next Dusty springs from the trailer park to centre stage

Interview by Max Bell, The Evening Standard, 19 March 1997

Beth Orton is an unlikely creature: a beautiful, long-limbed folk singer who's got the grapevine buzzing. Her pop comes from the American trailer park and... ...

Beth Orton: Union Chapel, London

Live Review by Paul Sexton, The Times, 15 April 1997

Finger in the ear to the ground ...

Beth Orton: A Kinky Disco Kid

Interview by Sheryl Garratt, The Guardian, 28 November 1997

Singer Beth Orton shrugged off the tragedies of her youth and was inspired by acid house to mix folk with breakbeats. Sheryl Garratt hears how ...

Beth Orton: Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Live Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 17 December 1997

Unplugged and unvarnished ...

Run DMC, Chemical Brothers, Roni Size et al: Creamfields, Winchester

Live Review by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, 9 May 1998

It's a Cream come true! We join the madness that's CREAMFIELDS in Winchester with Primal Scream! Cornershop! Roni Size! Run DMC! The full bloody monty! ...

Beth Orton

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, 1999

"I spent last weekend in this delirium of writing," bubbles Beth Orton, delight unleashing her accent’s full eccentricity – Cockney caw, Norfolk moo and middle-class ...

Mild Thing: Beth Orton: Central Reservation (Heavenly) **

Review by David Quantick, Q, April 1999

The Janis Joplin of the Heavenly Social Club finally delivers sequel to Trailer Park. ...

Beth Orton: Academy, Manchester ****

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 19 October 1999

Real angry woman ...

Beth Orton: Electric Ballroom, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 11 July 2002

WITH A NEW album, Daybreaker, due at the end of the month, this one-off show was an opportunity for Beth Orton to shake down the ...

Beth Orton: Daybreaker

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, September 2002

Third album from Norfolk singer-songwriter, featuring numerous collaborators. ...

Beth Orton: Heartbreaker

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Harp, Summer 2002

TO APPRECIATE how special Beth Orton is, it helps to catch her at a show like the one she did at the 1999 South by ...

Beth Orton: Spitz, London

Live Review by Sophie Heawood, The Guardian, 16 December 2005

BETH ORTON has always been accompanied by a narrative of loneliness. The death of her parents inspired many of her early songs, which told of ...

Beth Orton: Comfort of Strangers (EMI)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, February 2006

HAS EMPTY become the new full? Every month we read of another singer-songstress who's stripped down her sound, kept things "spare and minimal". Now it's ...

Beth Orton: Memorial Hall, Sheffield

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 28 November 2012

"GOOD EVENING Shef-f-f-f-f-iel-d-d-d," begins Beth Orton, as an incorrectly set microphone makes her voice sound as if it has been remixed by King Tubby. Then ...


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