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Pass in Time: The Definitive Collection

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Alternative Rock and Dance & Electronic album by Beth Orton

'Pass In Time' is a collection of songs taken from Beth Orton's three previous albums. Most noted for her subtle vocals reminiscent of 70's singer/songwriters such as Carole King & Carly Simon. Her music is a fusion of graceful acoustic folk, melancholy … see full wiki

1 review about Pass in Time: The Definitive Collection

I Love Beth Orton

  • Mar 28, 2009
This is just a beautiful CD collection of Beth Orton songs. The first CD is more or less what's available as a compilation from her other CD's. If you have collection, this is not worth purchasing for that first CD.

However, the second CD contains a bunch of really good Orton songs redone, remixed. I'm a huge Beth Orton fan, and this CD was worth the price of admission. The songs are a bit more acoustic, a bit more sparse than their original release. If you are a fan, you'll enjoy this.

If this is your first Beth Orton CD, this makes a very good introduction. Some of her best songs are compiled on here. Beth has a gorgeous British voice. She's a ballad singer. And Dido has been compared to her frequently (she predates Dido by a number of years). Beth has a slightly deeper voice. Her lyrics are more senuous, Central Reservation is a great example; "I can still smell you on my fingers and taste you on my lips." Her music isn't really folk music, it's definately well produced with a full band behind her. It's not really popular music, she's much more niche than Dido. There's a mention that she was influenced by Nick Drake, and that applies nicely with her melodies.

There's way too many tracks here to review individually. This is just an excellent CD. Well worth the purchase.

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Pass in Time: The Definitive Collection
Label: Arista
Artist: Beth Orton
Genre: Alternative Rock, Dance & Electronic
Release Date: September 29, 2003
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