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Trailer Park (Legacy Edition)(Bonus Tracks) CD (2009)

Artist: Beth Orton

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For the first time since its original recording 13 years ago, Trailer Park: Legacy Edition presents a newly remastered version of the classic album that introduced "She Cries Your Name." In addition, a second CD collects 13 non-album tracks that were released between 1996 and '98 - UK single B-sides, a live cut, an instrumental, and rarities, including both Callier songs. The two-CD package contains a booklet with new photographs, and liner notes written by journalist Miranda Sawyer.

"Folk was the music that came most naturally to Beth, writing songs on her acoustic guitar," writes Sawyer in the package's essay. "She wanted to capture the purity of its traditional sound. Having grown up around British folk musicians, she often wondered why British folk was not revered in the same way as the roots music of America."


Label Arista Records/sbme
SKU 210689617
UPC 886973572221
UPC 14 00886973572221
Format CD
Release Date 3/10/2009
Author Beth Orton
Artist Bio
Beth OrtonIn 1996, British pop was dominated by all manner of UK and U.S. boy groups, girl groups, and commercial hip-hop. The timing couldn't have been more inappropriate for the discovery of 25-year-old singer-songwriter Beth Orton, an artist with an intuitive blend of folk and jazz vocal sensibilities. England - and later America - slipped into a trance whenever Orton's hypnotic single "She Cries Your Name" spun across the airwaves. Her major market debut album, Trailer Park, gathered a quorum of true believers who honored the record with a trio of prestigious BRIT Award and Mercury Award nominations, including a BRIT win for "Best British Female."A year later in '97, Orton scored another coup when her Best Bits EP enlisted the enigmatic folk-soul-jazz-blues charm of Chicago's legendary Terry Callier on two of its tracks. One of them, a remake of the mid-'60s Florida folk standard "Dolphins" (written by Coconut Grove's Fred Neil, of Midnight Cowboy's "Everybody's Talkin'" renown) sent Triple-A/Americana radio into a new fit of ecstasy. Beth Orton was given the keys to alt-folk city, and became an important influence on the West Coast neo-folk of Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, and others, while earning a strong following from such influential (and now departed) publications as No Depression and HARP.Her explorations into folk were underpinned by an eclectic array of sources, including the burgeoning electronica movement. Several of the tracks ("Tangent," "Don't Need a Reason," "Galaxy of Emptiness") swirl with an octet of string players - violins, violas and cellos. Three of the tracks ("Touch Me with Your Love," "Tangent," "Galaxy of Emptiness") were remixed by noted UK dance music producer Andrew Weatherall, known for his work with The Orb, New Order, and of course Primal Scream (their landmark Screamadelica album, and the Trainspotting movie soundtrack).In the wake of Trailer Park's critical and commercial acceptance, and the success of "She Cries Your Name," "Touch Me with Your Love" was issued in early 1997 as the follow-up UK single, in several configurations. Among the several B-sides that appeared was an instrumental version of "Touch Me with Your Love" and a live version of "Galaxy of Emptiness." Trailer Park: Legacy Edition gathers these and other impossible-to-find tracks on its second CD.
Product Attributes
Artist Orton,Beth
Label Arista Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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