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  • Summary: This compilation consists chiefly of alternate versions of tracks from her recent LP 'Daybreaker,' including live recordings and remixes by Two Lone Swordsmen and Four Tet.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
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  1. Sure, it has a slightly confusing air to it, but with lost gems like "Ali's Waltz" and "Beautiful World" popping up along the way, that's part of the fun.
  2. While the electronic cuts drone, Orton's emotive strumming in "Ali's Waltz" will break your heart. [5 Sep 2003, p.76]
  3. It's certainly a lot more wide-ranging and engaging than its predecessor.
  4. On this disc, which bustles with other artists' flashes and flourishes, the different personalities sometimes vie for attention.
  5. An added bonus for Orton loyalists.
  6. Hits a nice stride between toe tapping and stargazing but doesn't rock the boat too far in either direction. [#5, p.114]
  7. 40
    If you bought Daybreaker, stop! You're done. [Dec 2003, p.89]

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  1. BrandoB
    Sep 9, 2003
    5
    I wanted to like this more... being a big Beth Orton fan but honestly, these songs were cut for a reason. not one track on here is as good as I wanted to like this more... being a big Beth Orton fan but honestly, these songs were cut for a reason. not one track on here is as good as the worst tracks on daybreaker which is uniformly excellent. Expand

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