Beth Orton discography

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Beth Orton discography
A woman playing guitar and singing into a microphone stand.
Orton performing in March 2009
Releases
Studio albums 6
Compilation albums 2
EPs 3
Singles 20
Music videos 13
Other appearances 26

The discography of Beth Orton, an English folktronica singer-songwriter, consists of six studio albums, two compilation albums, three extended plays, twenty singles (including two promotional releases) and thirteen music videos. Orton debuted in 1993 as the singer of the duo Spill, a collaboration with William Orbit. The two released one single, a cover of John Martyn's song "Don't Wanna Know 'Bout Evil".[1]

Orton's solo debut studio album, Superpinkymandy, was released in November 1993. Produced with Orbit, it was only released in Japan. Trailer Park, her second studio album, was released in 1996. It reached number sixty-eight on the United Kingdom albums chart and earned Orton two Brit Award nominations.[2][3] Four singles, "I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine", "She Cries Your Name", "Touch Me with Your Love" and "Someone's Daughter", were released from the album: "She Cries Your Name" peaked at number forty in the UK.[2] The studio album Central Reservation followed in March 1999. It reached number seventeen in the UK and number thirty-five in New Zealand.[2][4] Two singles were released from the album: "Stolen Car" and "Central Reservation", with both songs charting in the United States and the UK.[2][5]

Orton worked extensively with producers Victor Van Vugt and Ben Watt in recording her fourth studio album, Daybreaker, which was released in July 2002. It peaked at number eight in the UK and number forty on the US Billboard 200[2][5] – it was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).[6] The album produced four singles, "Concrete Sky", "Carmella", "Anywhere" and "Thinking About Tomorrow". Comfort of Strangers, her fifth studio album, followed in September 2006. It charted within the top 50 of the Australian and UK album charts.[2][7] Three singles, "Conceived", "Shopping Trolley" and "Heart of Soul", were released from the album: "Conceived" reached number forty-four in the UK.[2] Orton's sixth studio album, Sugaring Season, was released in October 2012. Produced by Tucker Martine, the album peaked at number twenty-six in the UK and number ninety on the US Billboard 200.[2][5] Three singles were released from the album: "Something More Beautiful", "Magpie" and "Call Me the Breeze".

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[2]
AUS
[7]
NZ
[4]
SWE
[8]
US
[5]
Superpinkymandy
Trailer Park
  • Released: 1996 (UK)[10]
  • Labels: Heavenly, Dedicated (HVNLP17CD)
  • Formats: CD, DD, LP
68
Central Reservation
  • Released: 9 March 1999 (UK)[11]
  • Labels: Heavenly, Dedicated (HVNLP22CD)
  • Formats: CD, DD, LP
17 37 35 110
Daybreaker
  • Released: 16 July 2002 (UK)[12]
  • Labels: Heavenly, Astralwerks (HVNLP37CD)
  • Formats: CD, DD, LP
8 14 29 17 40
Comfort of Strangers
  • Released: 7 February 2006 (UK)[13]
  • Labels: EMI, Astralwerks (3534012)
  • Formats: CD, DD, LP
24 40 51 92
Sugaring Season
  • Released: 1 October 2012 (UK)[14]
  • Labels: ANTI-, Epitaph (271182)
  • Formats: CD, DD, LP
26 90
"—" denotes release that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[2]
The Other Side of Daybreak
  • Released: 2 September 2003 (US)[15]
  • Labels: Astralwerks, EMI (ASC92266)
  • Formats: CD, DD
Pass in Time: The Definitive Collection
  • Released: 7 October 2003 (UK)[16]
  • Labels: Heavenly, BMG (HVNLP45CD)
  • Formats: CD, DD
45
"—" denotes release that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album details
Best Bit
(featuring Terry Callier)
  • Released: 29 November 1997 (UK)[17]
  • Labels: Heavenly, Dedicated (HVN72CD)
  • Format: CD
Concrete Sky
  • Released: 15 July 2002 (UK)[18]
  • Labels: Heavenly, Astralwerks (HVN115CD)
  • Formats: CD, DD
Discover Beth Orton
  • Released: 25 July 2008 (UK)[19]
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Format: DD

Singles[edit]

As a main artist[edit]

List of singles as a main artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[2]
US
Dance

[5]
US
Alt.

[5]
"Don't Wanna Know 'Bout Evil"
(with William Orbit)[20]
1993 Superpinkymandy
"She Cries Your Name" 1996 40 Trailer Park
"Touch Me with Your Love" 1997 60
"Someone's Daughter" 49
"Best Bit" 36 Best Bit
"Stolen Car" 1999 34 32 Central Reservation
"Central Reservation" 37 43
"Concrete Sky"[21] 2002 Daybreaker
"Anywhere" 55
"Thinking About Tomorrow" 2003 57
"Conceived" 2005 44 Comfort of Strangers
"Shopping Trolley" 2006 87
"Heart of Soul"[22]
"Something More Beautiful"[23] 2012 Sugaring Season
"Magpie"[24]
"Call Me the Breeze"[25]
"—" denotes release that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine"[26] 1996 Trailer Park
"Carmella"[27] 2002 Daybreaker

As a featured artist[edit]

List of singles as a featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[28]
US
Dance

[29]
"Dice"[30]
(Finley Quaye and William Orbit)
2004 Much More Than Much Love
"Sing"
(Annie Lennox featuring Various Artists)
2007 161 18 Songs of Mass Destruction
"—" denotes release that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

List of non-single appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Water From a Vine Leaf" 1993 William Orbit Strange Cargo III[31]
"Snapper" 1994 Red Snapper Snapper EP[32]
"In Deep" The Swank EP[33]
"Alive Alone" 1995 The Chemical Brothers Exit Planet Dust[34]
"Kiss of the Bee" William Orbit Strange Cargo Hinterland[35]
"Million Town"
"She Cries Your Name"
"Where Do I Begin" 1997 The Chemical Brothers Dig Your Own Hole[36]
"Love Can Do" 1999 Terry Callier Lifetime[37]
"Beautiful Way" Beck Midnite Vultures[38]
"Untouchable Part 2" 2001 Princess Superstar Princess Superstar Is[39]
"Brown Sugar" Ryan Adams Gimme Shelter Vol. 1[40]
"The State We're In" 2002 The Chemical Brothers Come with Us[41]
"O-o-h Child" 2003 N/A Hope[42]
"Wild World" N/A How to Deal Soundtrack[43]
"Thinking About Tomorrow" N/A
"Inside" 2004 New Buffalo The Last Beautiful Day[44]
"Sisters of Mercy" 2006 N/A Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man[45]
"Frankie" N/A The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk Music Revisited[46]
"Katie Cruel" Bert Jansch and Devendra Banhart The Black Swan[47]
"Watch the Stars" Bert Jansch and Kevin Barker
"When the Sun Comes Up" Bert Jansch
"What a Wonderful World" 2008 N/A Winter Wonderland[48]
"I Me Mine" / "Dig It" 2010 N/A Let It Be Revisited[49]
"You Better Mind" Sam Amidon I See the Sign[50]
"Superstar" / "Diamonds and Rust" 2011 Justin Vivian Bond Dendrophilia[51]

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"She Cries Your Name" 1996 Ellen Nolan[52][53]
"Touch Me With Your Love" 1997
"Someone's Daughter" N/A[54]
"Best Bit" Steve Hanft[55]
"Stolen Car" 1999 Hal Hartley[56]
"Central Reservation"
"Concrete Sky" (Version one) 2002 Mike Mills[57]
"Concrete Sky" (Version two) Gina Birch[58]
"Anywhere" Intro[59]
"Conceived" 2005 Huse Monfaradi[60]
"Shopping Trolley" 2006 Karni and Saul[61]
"Something More Beautiful" 2012 N/A[62]
"Magpie" Arni & Kinski[63]

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  48. ^ Winter Wonderland (liner notes). Various Artists. EMI (CD album – 5099923594326). 2008. 
  49. ^ Let It Be Revisited (liner notes). Various Artists. Mojo (CD album – October 2010 Issue). 2010. 
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