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Beautiful, Beautiful Music: Beth Orton's Favourite Albums
Laurie Tuffrey , October 23rd, 2012 09:17

The singer-songwriter undergoes the "horrible" process of deciding on her top albums


Bill Withers - Still Bill
I love Bill Withers and this is my favourite Bill Withers record. Again, it's about the rhythm section. It has the most beautiful songs, but also the most incredible rhythm. This is just a particularly good selection of songs - you've got 'Use Me' on there, which is a classic, and that would be the first song I'd ever heard by him, when I was really young, like 12, in the clubs in Norwich - [adopts Norfolk accent] "excuse me, have you got 'Use Me'?". But now 'Kissing My Love' is pretty much my favourite song on that record. It's just beautiful, beautiful music: a beautiful, beautiful man, incredible singing, but also something you can actually have a dance too. What more can you ask than that? It covers all bases.