Beth Orton

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Legal name: Elizabeth Caroline Orton


Elizabeth Caroline "Beth" Orton (born 14 December 1970) is an English singer-songwriter, known for her 'folktronica' sound, which mixes elements of folk and electronica. She was initially recognised for her collaborations with William Orbit, Red Snapper and the Chemical Brothers in the mid-1990s. She released a solo album in 1993, Superpinkymandy (produced by William Orbit), but since the album was only released in Japan, it went largely unnoticed by international audiences. Her second solo album, Trailer Park, garnered much critical acclaim in 1996. Orton developed a devoted audience with the release of the albums Central Reservation (1999) and the 2002 UK top 10 album, Daybreaker. In her 2006 release, Comfort of Strangers, she moved towards a more folk-based sound and away from the electronic sound of her past albums.

American films and television programmes such as Felicity, How to Deal, Charmed, Dawson's Creek, Vanilla Sky and Grey's Anatomy have featured her music and provided her with exposure to a more mainstream American audience.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1993 Superpinkymandy 3
1996 Trailer Park 4.35 8
1999 Central Reservation 4.75 7
2002 Daybreaker 4 5
2006 Comfort of Strangers 3 6
2012 Sugaring Season 3 5
2016 Kidsticks 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2003 Pass in Time: The Definitive Collection 5 2

Album + Compilation + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
2003 The Other Side of Daybreak 3 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1996 She Cries Your Name 2
1997 Touch Me With Your Love 1
1997 Someone's Daughter 1
1999 Stolen Car 2
1999 Central Reservation 3
2002 Anywhere 3
2003 Thinking About Tomorrow 1
2006 Conceived 3
2006 Shopping Trolley / Comfort of Strangers 1
2012 Magpie 1
2012 Call Me the Breeze 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1997 Best Bit EP 3 2
2002 Concrete Sky EP 1

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