is the third album by singer-songwriter Daybreaker Beth Orton released in 2002 on Heavenly Records and the Astralwerks Records label. The album reached #40 in US and #8 in UK. called the album " Mojo Magazine her best to date...". [11 ] was not excited about the album: " Q Magazine Tortoise-pace strumming and a crippling shortage of choruses produce only torpor". [12 ] The album earned Orton a nomination at the [13 ] BRIT Awards for Best British Female Singer as well as Best Album at the Q Awards.
In an interview to Insound.com on 28 July 2002 she said about making the record: "
We recorded 25 songs in two weeks with the whole band. Then there's the stuff I did with Johnny. There's stuff all over the place. And these are the ten songs that ended up being on the record because for me they encapsulate the mood best of the time we are recording the album. It took about six months altogether. That's not too bad. It was probably actually a year because I was looking for someone to do the mixing and things weren't working out."
Track listing [ edit ]
"Paris Train" (
Ted Barnes, Orton) "
Concrete Sky" ( Johnny Marr, Orton) "Mount Washington" (Orton)
Anywhere" (Orton) "Daybreaker" (Orton)
"God Song" (Orton)
"This One's Gonna Bruise" (
Ryan Adams, Orton) "Ted's Waltz" (Adams, Orton)
Thinking About Tomorrow" (Ted Barnes, Orton, Sean Read, Sebastian Steinberg)
The Japanese version features two bonus tracks: "Ali's Waltz" and "Bobby Gentry", both also on the
. Concrete Sky EP [14 ]
Personnel [ edit ]
Victor Van Vugt Addition production -
Ben Watt Acoustic Guitar - Ted Barnes
Drums - Will Blanchard
Engineer - Richard "Dread" Mann
Assistant Engineer - John McCormack
Bass Guitar -
Ali Friend Keyboards - Sean Read
Mastered By - Miles Showell
Mixer - Andy Bradfield, Ben Watt
References [ edit ]
^ Daybreaker at AllMusic
^ a b Metacritic
^ "Daybreaker". Mojo: 102. 2002-09-01.
^ "Daybreaker". NME: 33. 2002-07-27.
^ Pitchfork Media review
^ "Daybreaker". Rolling Stone: 72. 2002-07-25.
^ Slant Magazine review
^ "Daybreaker". Spin: 128. 2002-09-01.
^ "Daybreaker". Uncut: 108. 2002-09-01.
^ Village Voice review
^ Mojo Magazine, 8/02, p.102
^ Q Magazine, Aug 2002, p.131
^ Album reviews at cduniverse.com
^ Beth Orton: Beth-lehem > Discography