Beth Orton - Sugaring Season

Beth Orton - Sugaring Season
Beth Orton - Sugaring Season Beth Orton - Sugaring Season
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
Availability: In Stock
Label (Code): Anti (271181)
Special Attributes: Includes the cd of the album, Gatefold cover
Release Date: 10/2012
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"...Blessed with great songs, wonderful arrangements & vocal performances that seriously raise the bar in our expectations of what she's capable of, it is a record that shows real artistic growth in every area & is destined to become a classic that rivals Trailer Park and Central Reservation." (

"...Orton's sixth full-length album and first since 2006's sporadically interesting Comfort of Strangers, finds her perhaps more at ease with the tag of singer-songwriter than ever before. There are no unexpected detours or superfluous tangents, just 10 songs of sweet resilience delivered by a voice of seemingly effortless expression. What's more, Orton's assembled a team of selfless session players perfectly suited to the task. Like the titular magpie of the opening track, Orton's collected some of the best musicians at work-- guitarist Marc Ribot, violist Eyvind Kang, bassist Sebastian Steinberg, and drummer Brian Blade, to sample-- to help power this relative simplicity. They do exactly that, too, providing ballast and texture but rarely interfering with the sway of the songs. Ribot, for instance, plays electric guitar on two tunes. Rather than take a solo, he sticks to tasteful leads and fills, joining with Rob Burger's piano on both songs to lift skyward. That's sort of like asking Michael Jordan to run point guard or William Faulkner to write a press release; on Sugaring Season, Orton does well by restraining phenomenal technicians...." (Read More:

Track List

A1 Magpie        
A2 Dawn Chorus        
A3 Candles        
A4 Something More Beautiful        
A5 Call Me The Breeze        

B1 Poison Tree        
B2 See Through Blue        
B3 Last Leaves Of Autumn        
B4 State Of Grace        
B5 Mystery  

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