Daybreaker (2002)
by Beth Orton
Heavenly - HVNLP 37 - 16/07/2002

Daybreaker is the third album by singer-songwriter Beth Orton released in 2002 on Heavenly Recordsand the Astralwerks Records label. The album reached #40 in US and #8 in UK. Mojo Magazine called the album "her best to date...". Q Magazine was not excited about the album: "Tortoise-pace strumming and a crippling shortage of choruses produce only torpor". The album earned Orton a nomination at the BRIT Awards for Best British Female Singer as well as Best Album at the Q Awards.

In an interview to on 28 July 2002 she said about making the record: "We recorded 25 songs in two weeks with the whole band. Then there's the stuff I did with Johnny. There's stuff all over the place. And these are the ten songs that ended up being on the record because for me they encapsulate the mood best of the time we are recording the album. It took about six months altogether. That's not too bad. It was probably actually a year because I was looking for someone to do the mixing and things weren't working out."

[from Wikipedia]


1Concrete Sky (written by Beth Orton, Johnny Marr)
Background Vocals, Electric Guitars, Piano - Ryan Adams
2Carmella (written by Beth Orton)
Background Vocals, Piano, Bass, Reprise Guitar - Ryan Adams
3God Song (written by Beth Orton)
Vocals [Additional] - Emmylou Harris
Slide Guitar, Bass, Acoustic Guitar - Ryan Adams
Vocals [Additional] - Ryan Adams
4This One's Gonna Bruise (written by Ryan Adams, Beth Orton)
Acoustic Guitar - Ryan Adams


Performance statistics

TitleTimes playedDebutLast played
Concrete SkyNever played live
CarmellaNever played live
God SongNever played live
This One's Gonna Bruise12001-10-202001-10-20



1 Paris Train 5:46
2 Concrete Sky
Vocals [Additional] – Ryan Adams
3 Mount Washington
Co-producer – Keith Tenniswood
4 Anywhere
Co-producer – Keith Tenniswood
5 Daybreaker
Co-producer – The Chemical Brothers
6 Carmella
Co-producer – Ben Watt
7 God Song
Vocals [Additional] – Emmylou HarrisRyan Adams
8 This One's Gonna Bruise 4:44
9 Ted's Waltz 5:41
10 Thinking About Tomorrow
Co-producer – William Orbit

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Beth Orton - Concrete Sky (promotional video)

Beth Orton - Concrete Sky (different promotional video)

Beth Orton - Concrete Sky [live 2002]

Beth Orton - Carmella (Lyrics video)

Beth Orton - Carmella (Four Tet Remix)

Beth Orton - God Song [live 2002]