Best Bit

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Best Bit
EP by Beth Orton
Released 14 December 1997
Genre Folk
Length 4:15
Label Heavenly Records - HVN 72
Producer Youth, Henry Olsen, Dr. Robert[1]
Beth Orton chronology
Trailer Park
(1996)
Best Bit
(1997)
Central Reservation
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Best Bit was released by Beth Orton, prior to her 1999 release Central Reservation. It contains two songs performed with Terry Callier, which are covers of Fred Neil's "Dolphins", and Callier's own "Lean on me". The title track appears in an alternative version on Orton's own single, "She Cries Your Name". It peaked at #36 in the UK official singles chart. The cover was photographed by Sam Harris. The video was directed by Steve Hanft.

Track listing[edit]

CD: Heavenly HVN 72CD United Kingdom[edit]

  1. "Best Bit" (Orton) - 4:15
  2. "Skimming Stone" (Orton, Blanchard, Olsen, Barnes, Read) - 5:48
  3. "Dolphins" (Fred Neil) - 4:16
  4. "Lean on Me" (Terry Callier) - 5:06

CD: Dedicated 61702-44020-2 United States[edit]

  1. "Best Bit" (Orton) - 4:15
  2. "Skimming Stone" (Orton, Blanchard, Olsen, Barnes, Read) - 5:48
  3. "Dolphins" (Fred Neil) - 4:16
  4. "Lean on Me" (Terry Callier) - 5:06
  5. "Touch Me with Your Love (Live version)" (Barnes, Friend, Orton) - 5:14
  • Track 5 was recorded live on the "Morning Becomes Eclectic" radio show off KCRW-FM in Santa Monica, on 30 May 1997.

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