Beth Orton’s “Central Reservation” Deluxe Reissue Coming July 8th

Beth Orton‘s Central Reservation album will be re-issued by 3 Loop Music as a 2CD expanded edition to be distributed in the US by MVD Entertainment Group. Released in 1999, the album received a Mercury Music Prize nomination and helped Beth earn a BRIT Award in 2000 for Best British Female. The follow up to Orton’s acclaimed debut Trailer Park, Central Reservation featured the hit singles “Stolen Car” and “Central Reservation” and spent 56 weeks in the album charts, selling over 500,000 copies. The album is also featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Re-issued for the first time with a second disc of bonus material compiled by Orton, the album contains key b-sides, including the “Spiritual Life Ibadon” remix of the title track plus unreleased live recordings and demos. The expanded packaging includes brand new sleevenotes and a new interview with Orton. She recalls, “Listening back to the record now, I enjoy hearing the melodies and how I played with them and the words. The making of records is often a period of redemption for me and the recording of ‘Central Reservation’ was the actualising [sic] of all my most positive hopes and wishes.”

TRACK LISTING
CD1 (Original Album)

1. Stolen Car – 5:25
2. Sweetest Decline – 5:39
3. Couldn’t Cause Me Harm – 4:48
4. So Much More – 5:41
5. Pass In Time – 7:17
6. Central Reservation (Original Version) – 4:50
7. Stars All Seem To Weep – 4:39
8. Love Like Laughter – 3:07
9. Blood Red River – 4:15
10. Devil Song – 5:04
11. Feel To Believe – 4:04
12. Central Reservation (The Then Again Version) – 4:01

CD2

Sessions At West 54th Street:
1. Someone’s Daughter – 4:02
2. Sweetest Decline – 4:38
3. Blood Red River – 5:05
4. Pass In Time – 7:26
5. She Cries Your Name – 4:04
6. Devil Song – 5:30
7. I Wish I Never Saw The Sunshine – 4:55
8. Stars All Seem To Weep – 2:19

B-Sides:
9. I Love How You Love Me – 2:36
10. Precious Maybe – 4:02
11. Stars All Seem To Weep (Shed Version) – 2:59
12. Central Reservation (Spiritual Life Ibadon Remix) – 8:50

Demos and Rough Mixes:
13. Love Like Laughter – 2:08
14. So Much More – 1:51
15. Central Reservation Band Demo – 4:33
16. Couldn’t Cause Me Harm – 6:44

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