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Pass in Time: The Definitive Collection

Beth OrtonAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. She Cries Your NameBeth Orton 4:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Someone's DaughterBeth Orton 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Touch Me With Your LoveBeth Orton 5:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Sugar BoyBeth Orton 4:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Galaxy Of EmptinessBeth Orton10:07Album Only
listen  6. I Wish I Never Saw The SunshineBeth Orton 4:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Best BitBeth Orton;Ted Barnes;Henry Olsen;Will Blanchard;Sarah Wilson;Howard Gott;Sean Read 4:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The Same DayBeth Orton 4:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Stolen CarBeth Orton 5:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Sweetest DeclineBeth Orton 5:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Pass In TimeBeth Orton 7:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Central Reservation (The Then Again Version)Beth Orton 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Concrete SkyBeth Orton 4:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Thinking About TomorrowBeth Orton 6:40$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Central Reservation (Spiritual Life - Ibadan Edit)Beth Orton 4:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Where Do I BeginBeth Orton 6:32Album Only
listen  3. Stars All Seem To WeepBeth Orton 5:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. SafetyBeth Orton 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. PedestalBeth Orton;Sean Read 4:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. DolphinsBeth Orton;Dave Friedman;Ted Barnes;Henry Olsen;Will Blanchard;Sarah Wilson;Howard Gott;Boscoe D'Olivera;Martin Duffy;Frey Smith;Terry Callier;Sean Read 4:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. It's Not The SpotlightBeth Orton 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Don't Wanna Know About Evil (Don't Wanna Know 'Bout Evil)Beth Orton 5:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Where Do You GoBeth Orton 3:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Water From A Vine LeafBeth Orton 5:07$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 29, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Arista
  • ASIN: B0000CBIUF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,084 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Digitally remastered anthology of the British singer/songwriter's recordings made for the deConstruction/Heavenly labels that are now in the hands of Sony-BMG. These includes tracks from her first three albums "Superpinkymandy", "Central Reservation" and "Trailer Park" as well as all the single EP's that were released in conjunction with promoting those albums as well. CD1 includes highlights like "She Cries Your Name", "Stolen Car", "Touch Me With Your Love" and "The Sweetest Decline". CD2 features remixed tracks and others from singles recorded in collaboration with The Chemical Brothers, Terry Callier and William Orbit (with whom she started out as half of the duo Spill).

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pass the time with Beth October 25, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This double CD collection of Beth Orton songs is for anyone who cannot get enough of Beth Orton's wonderful music. I guess that includes me. It can be summed up as a greatest hits record with several remixes included. Disk one includes arguably her greatest tunes of all her three preceding albums with a previously unreleased song called 'The Same Day'. Side one also includes my favorite song by Beth, 'The Sweetest Decline'. I never seem to tire of the song and every time I hear it is like listening to it for the very first time. Disk two is even better. There are several remixes of older Beth material, a completely different version of 'Central Reservation', and older stuff by Beth with William Orbit. Also, there are some songs from Beth's very first album, 'Super Pinky Mandy'. This record is super hard to find, it was released only in Japan and only in very limited copies. I would definitely recommend this CD to anyone wanting to get acquainted with Beth's music. Buy this record and you will find yourself buying all the rest of her stuff. A winner!
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive collection? January 10, 2004
Format:Audio CD
How can you have a definitive collection of Beth Orton, she is just starting out, she is amazing and I don't see her slowing down quite yet; but whatever.
OK so the record label took Beth's greatest moments and put them all on one CD, PERFECT! Then the found 10 remixes, rarities, etc., and put them on a bonus disc, EXTRA PERFECT! All the Beth anyone could want, right? Wrongo! There is never enough Beth.
But Pass in time is perfect, for true fans and obviously for newcomers to her music. Its the perfect staring point. Once you hear this you'll run out and buy up all the other stuff. This 24 song compilation is worth the purchase though for long time fans, if just for the bonus CD alone.
You may already have her 3 previously released CD's but all her best are here, "She Cries Your Name," "Galaxy of Emptiness ," "Stolen Car," "Central Reservation."
The bonus CD includes the first-rate collaboration with "the Chemical Brothers" on "Where do I begin," She teams up with "Terry Callier" on "Dolphins," and "William Orbit" on "Water from a vine leaf." A reworking of "It's Not the Spotlight" just for this release.
But the biggest bonus here are 2 tracks from her "Superpinkymandy" album (now out of print), John Martyn's electronic "Don't Wanna Know 'Bout Evil" and the delicate "Where Do You Go?" . Both tracks give you a quick peek at her beginnings.
Beth is an undeniably gifted artist who has been copied by many (Dido and Sarah McLachlan, etc.). Her voice and vision cannot be duplicated though. I am sure this collection is far from conclusive, I eagerly await future releases from a shining star among clones.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One gorgeous collection! October 30, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Beth Orton several years ago when I got her first her album Trailer Park. Though I was blown away by several of the songs, some of them did not impress me overly. This year a friend told me about the collection and how great it was. Boy, were they right! There's not a bad song on here. Her voice is so beautiful and so emotive it's hard to not get lost in it. Songs such as Thinking About Tomorrow, Dolphins and Concrete Sky are some of my favorites, followed closely by Stars all seem to weep, She cries your name and Stolen Car. This cd is the best purchase I've made recently and will be playing for quite some time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Underappreciated Songstress....Why no DVD's ? April 16, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Beth Orton is a hell of a songwriter with a unique voice. Why she isn't Sarah McLachlan level as far as popularity is anybody's guess. "Pass In Time" is a collection for casual fans and Beth Orton collectors. (CD#1) The best songs from "Trailer Park", "Central Reservation" and EP "Best Bit". The only thing missing is the touching original version of "Central Reservation". The faster "The Then Again" version is on this set. The new pop song for this album "Same Day" is quite good. "Daybreaker" her 3rd CD gets the short end of the stick. There's only two songs - "Concrete Sky" and "Thinking About Tomorrow". "Paris Train", "Mount Washington" and "Ted's Waltz" - all outstanding numbers belong somewhere in this collection- 4 STARS. (CD#2) Remixes, "B" sides and rarities. More for established fans. The standouts are the Folk songs "Safety" and "Dolphins" - 3 STARS. (THE BOOKLET) Cool photos, extensive liner notes and musicians credits. Beth herself gives thoughts on each song. She's big on Jimi Hendrix and Rickie Lee Jones which makes her all right in my book. 5 STARS. This is a good collection, but not complete from her first three CD's. Beth later released "Comfort Of Strangers" which has a stripped down Americana flavor. For completists "The Other Side Of Daybreak" is a dance remix CD heavy on "Trip-Hop". Beth Orton is something special. This is good place to start for a newcomer.....(2/16/2011... Note: I asked the record company why no DVD, since almost everybody else has one released. They said there are no plans for a DVD. Any fans who like this artist please contact the necessary people involved to get Beth's videos & live concert out for us to watch. Beth is strong on both video and in concert. This is unusual for modern times!)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
mix of old and older stuff
Published 3 months ago by D. Lewis
4.0 out of 5 stars Blisses and Misses
Beth Orton can be a frustrating singer to listen to over the course of a full album, at least that's what I've found through my limited exposure to her work. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Donald E. Gilliland
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful collection of music!
I had never heard of Beth until I had heard a song at the end of a movie and researched who it was. Her music is easy to listen to, poetic and collection of great sounds.
Published 12 months ago by Anne Rudolph
5.0 out of 5 stars Orton is supremely gifted.
From the first time I heard that voice, a bit dirty like Natalie Merchant, it was an instant attraction. She's a folk rocker with an unusual slant. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Milton Ossorio
2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't she quit the music biz for her kids in 2006?
I'm not a fan ...sorry fan base.

She slur's the lyric so badly I can understand her maybe 25 percent of time. Read more
Published on May 6, 2012 by Stephen Cramer
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy.This.CD.!
There is only one real reason to buy this CD [assuming you own everthing else Beth' has produced]:

"Water from a vine leaf"

This is one of her [earliest]... Read more
Published on April 19, 2012 by Mark A. Laus
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
Beth Orton may be the most underappreciated female singer-songwriter of past 10 years. Was introduced to her via Everything But the Girl's Back to Mine compilation CD & have loved... Read more
Published on April 3, 2011 by H. T. Davido
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime
A wonderful collection of songs. I came to Beth Orton through William Orbit's "Water from a vine leaf", which is an unusual track among this compilation. Read more
Published on October 27, 2009 by Glenn Towle
3.0 out of 5 stars Did nothing for me
2.5 or so.......

I first heard Beth Orton on the soundtrack for a film called "A Room for Romeo Brass." Fine film, fine soundtrack. Read more
Published on August 31, 2009 by J. C Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love Beth Orton
This is just a beautiful CD collection of Beth Orton songs. The first CD is more or less what's available as a compilation from her other CD's. Read more
Published on March 28, 2009 by Daniel G. Lebryk
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