Beth Orton Central Reservation 180g 2LP (Clear With Red Smoke Vinyl)
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Central Reservation is the second studio album by English singer-songwriter Beth
Orton originally released March 9, 1999. The album featured contributions from
folk musicians Terry Callier, Dr. Robert and Ben Harper.
Central Reservation helped Orton build on the success of her debut. Although retaining the electronic edge of the former, this record showed a notably more acoustic side with several tracks consisting purely of Beth's vocals accompanied by a solitary acoustic guitar, with subject matters becoming more introspective, including "Pass in Time", a song about the death of her mother. Despite this style, the album still provided more polished moments such as lead single "Stolen Car" and the electro melancholy of "Stars All Seem to Weep", or the jazz-and-strings-tinged "Sweetest Decline", songs which cut a much deeper mark than the more glossy feel of her debut. The album earned Orton a second Mercury Music Prize nomination and the Best Female Artist award at the 2000 BRIT Awards.
"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...The new material possesses a timelessness that
recalls the best of Nick Drake or Sandy Denny, with a haunting beauty to match."
-Jason Ankeny, allmusic.com
• Limited Edition - 1000 Copies
• 180 Gram Clear With Red Smoke Vinyl
• 2LP Set
• Gatefold jacket
• Mastered for vinyl and lacquers created at Metropolis Studios by Grammy Award Winner Tim Young (The Clash, Queen, The Beach Boys, Beatles).
1. Stolen Car
2. Sweetest Decline
3. Couldn't Cause Me Harm
1. So Much More
2. Pass In Time
3. Central Reservation
1. Stars All Seem To Weep
2. Love Like Laughter
3. Blood Red River
1. Devil Song
2. Feel To Believe
3. Central Reservation (The Then Again Version)
4. Precious Maybe