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Beth Orton — Call Me the Breeze
Album: Sugaring Season
Avg rating:
6.6

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Total ratings: 1349









Released: 2012
Length: 3:45
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Call me the sea
Call me the stream
Call me the sky
Call me the leaves

Hear my call
Hello, lo, lo, lo
lo, lo, lo, lo

Call me the fire
Call me the air
Call me the grass
The silence of the hare

Hear my call
Hello, lo, lo, lo
lo, lo, lo, lo

Call me the birds
Call me the bark
Call me the stone
Call me the lark

(Call me the sun
Call me the moon…)
Hear my call
Hello, lo, lo, lo
lo, lo, lo, lo

Call me the day
Call me the night
Call me the dark
Call me the light

Hear my call
Hello, lo, lo, lo
lo, lo, lo, lo

Call me the wind
Call me the breeze
Call me the north
The south, the west, the east

(Call me the earth
Call me the stars…)
Hear my call
Hello, lo, lo, lo
lo, lo, lo, lo
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That strolling bass thingy, going up and down the scale, reminds me of something by early T-Rex...  "Debora", I think.
What a great tune! no comparison to the Skynryd song (and I owned that album, for some reason)
Beth can write even better than sing if that's possible.
To follow this with Sugarbush Cushman from Poi Dog Pondering would be rather interesting.
For reasons I cannot even start to quantify, hearing this track just now I felt compelled to up my rating from 7 to 8.  Call me a leaf  on the wind! 
... so .... this isn't a cover of the Lynrd Skynyrd hit?  
Prolic with JJ it's not what, but how
 Skydog wrote:
JJ Cale called and he wants his song title back{#Tongue-out}
 

Yeah, he needed a lot of different song titles to go with the three different songs he wrote.
I prefer JJ Cale's song of the same title.
Light as a breeze. ❤
I really like this. There's something irresistible about her voice. Perhaps a tad helplessness too... Saved by the bell - no, by precision percussion and bass.
crogers wrote:
Oh nooooo...   Someone stole the hippie dog!   Must've been Trump.
 
Prescient
Yes I agree with what some others are saying - it does have a retro Joni Mitchell vibe about it but that's OK with me.
doesn't this song remind you Eclipse from Pink Floyd?
Always grows on me
nice
Light the campfire. Next up...."Michael row the boat ashore" :^ /
 DocStrangelove wrote:
Horrible vocals — droning. Please get this out of rotation. Every time it comes on I mute RP.

 
Don't be such a drama queen.
Oh nooooo...   Someone stole the hippie dog!   Must've been Trump.
Hello mrs. Beth Orton.!
I'm wondering that someone made such a song in 2012. Kinda retro?
In 1960s, this could be a hit, IMHO... :-)
 dragon1952 wrote:
I like some of her songs but this isn't one of them. Horrible. No, actually even worse than horrible. In fact, I just changed my rating from Ho-Hum to Sucko-Barfo.

 
And I'd say your taste is strictly in your mouth.  A delightful little ditty.
I like some of her songs but this isn't one of them. Horrible. No, actually even worse than horrible. In fact, I just changed my rating from Ho-Hum to Sucko-Barfo.
Sooooo boring
 kevinpobrien wrote:

Funny was just wondering who wrote it..... figures.  JJ!!!!

 
no man, Orton and Tom Rowland wrote the song, 
JJ wrote a different one
both same title 
 Skydog wrote:
JJ Cale called and he wants his song title back{#Tongue-out}

 
Funny was just wondering who wrote it..... figures.  JJ!!!!
JJ Cale called and he wants his song title back{#Tongue-out}
 hempmandan wrote:
3rd best female vocalist of all time behind Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde. She could remake Stairway to Heaven and it would work...The Stars All Seem To Weep...

 
Ann Wilson already did that. A hard act to follow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e2fJfiddx4
Beth's great on this, but love it for the beautiful laid back feel of everyone playing / singing on the track . . .  and then that organ solo - pretty close to perfection me thinks!
Bump.  Just for the hippie dog — outstanding!
 

kcar wrote:

And a hippie dog. 

Happy golden retriever lying in grass with wreath of flowers on his head

Gotsta have the hippie dog. 
(edit: sorry for the temporary interruption, but some people think they own the photos they take. Hmmph!) 
 

 


 hempmandan wrote:
3rd best female vocalist of all time behind Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde. She could remake Stairway to Heaven and it would work...The Stars All Seem To Weep...

 
What's that ish that you be smokin'?
 robkom wrote:

oh settle down you guys ..........its happy............i love Beth........

 
I really do llike (maybe even love) her other stuff! This one just...I...ok, maybe I just need to get happier.
Sorry, turned left at the last light.
Repetitive song, played repetitively. Time to give it a rest.
 hempmandan wrote:
3rd best female vocalist of all time behind Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde. She could remake Stairway to Heaven and it would work...The Stars All Seem To Weep...

 
Agree with the position, but the two ahead of her are Grace Slick and Elizabeth Fraser :)
3rd best female vocalist of all time behind Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde. She could remake Stairway to Heaven and it would work...The Stars All Seem To Weep...
 dragon1952 wrote:
Meh....good song to play for a bunch of campfire girls maybe.

 
But not for Girl Scouts like you, eh?
Meh....good song to play for a bunch of campfire girls maybe.
 ekin wrote:
i think this woman records her songs while having shit into the food processor... {#Razz}

 
Fail.
Even an "average" song as this is a real treat.  One of my favorite artists!
i think this woman records her songs while having shit into the food processor... {#Razz}
Ok beth
Much respect
This is 10
 
 robkom wrote:

oh settle down you guys ..........its happy............i love Beth........
 
to me it sounds free and lets explore the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 fiddler wrote:

Yes. It repeats...and then does it again...and again....then a few more times. Ick. And for that reason, I'm out.
 
oh settle down you guys ..........its happy............i love Beth........
 Decoy wrote:
I like it, but it seems to repetitive, and it's also very repetitive. I'd like to hear, just less often.

 
Yes. It repeats...and then does it again...and again....then a few more times. Ick. And for that reason, I'm out.
JJ cale used to be called the Breeze as well, must be a nice thing to be.
Why do I like this so friggin' much ?

Maybe because how hard I work out my amp when it comes on ?
 
Good, I like. Vocal reminds me of the Everly Bros (what can I say, I'm very old) and keyboards reminiscent of Garth Hudson. Cool
 Decoy wrote:
I like it, but it seems to repetitive, and it's also very repetitive. I'd like to hear, just less often.

 
There's joy in repetition.  
Yeah, it's catchy, but I like it.

{#Roflol} 
 stegokitty wrote:
Sounds like a Summer song ... white sheets hanging on the line, blowing in the breeze, green grass, blue sky, with white, puffy clouds scattered hither and yon.

 
And a hippie dog. 

Happy golden retriever lying in grass with wreath of flowers on his head

Gotsta have the hippie dog. 


(edit: sorry for the temporary interruption, but some people think they own the photos they take. Hmmph!) 
 
I like it, but it seems to repetitive, and it's also very repetitive. I'd like to hear, just less often.
Dig it. I like how it doesn't sound so much like Beth Orton. :)
 lily34 wrote:
i like beth, but this is played way too much.

 
Yup.  She's got lots of good stuff.  Put this one on the shelf for a while.

no comment...  I can say no more...

 
i like beth, but this is played way too much.
Sounds like a Summer song ... white sheets hanging on the line, blowing in the breeze, green grass, blue sky, with white, puffy clouds scattered hither and yon.
 trailhub wrote:
Hey!  This ain't Skynryd!   {#Wink}

 
calypsus_1
(East of Eden)
Posted: Jan 08, 2013 - 16:38
 < Reply >



I think it was worth waiting six years for this new album "Sugaring Season" by English singer-songwriter Beth Orton, 42 years old, who comes back at full strength, Beth treats the music with respect, well constructed songs, interesting point of view aesthetic and melodic, and to culminate in beauty, songs in which Beth puts her voice and all its understated charm. The result is beautiful.

Beth Orton has a particular and mysterious charm in his voice, not always easy noticeable at first contact with the artist, so maybe it is not uniformly recognized by audiences. I particularly like the singers who interpret so raw and direct, and as far as we can see in their studio albums, and onstage, Beth does not condone the modification forced post-production by software or hardware (i.e.audio-shop ), often used in songbirds pop-commercial.....

 

 

Well calypsus 1 mentioned her in the masculine gender. Maybe it is Lynyrd. 



It is supposed to be boring just like the breeze.

 

fredriley wrote:
I'm normally a big fan of Beth Orton, going by the other works of hers played on RP, but this one is an awful boring sucker, at least to these ears. A nailed-on Ho-hum from the narcoleptic Nottingham jury {#Sleep}

 


I'm normally a big fan of Beth Orton, going by the other works of hers played on RP, but this one is an awful boring sucker, at least to these ears. A nailed-on Ho-hum from the narcoleptic Nottingham jury {#Sleep}
Folks...   Turn up your volume !!

 

msymmes wrote:
This is damn good !

 


Really liking this!  May have to purchase.


This is damn good !
Really like Beth. But this is awful!
Sugaring season started today. The trees are tapped, buckets are hung and we're ready for the sap to flow!
Oh my, this is simply lovely!
 calypsus_1 wrote:


I think it was worth waiting six years for this new album "Sugaring Season" by English singer-songwriter Beth Orton, 42 years old, who comes back at full strength, Beth treats the music with respect, well constructed songs, interesting point of view aesthetic and melodic, and to culminate in beauty, songs in which Beth puts her voice and all its understated charm. The result is beautiful.

Beth Orton has a particular and mysterious charm in his voice, not always easy noticeable at first contact with the artist, so maybe it is not uniformly recognized by audiences. I particularly like the singers who interpret so raw and direct, and as far as we can see in their studio albums, and onstage, Beth does not condone the modification forced post-production by software or hardware (i.e.audio-shop ), often used in songbirds pop-commercial.....





 

Good post.  I agree.


I think it was worth waiting six years for this new album "Sugaring Season" by English singer-songwriter Beth Orton, 42 years old, who comes back at full strength, Beth treats the music with respect, well constructed songs, interesting point of view aesthetic and melodic, and to culminate in beauty, songs in which Beth puts her voice and all its understated charm. The result is beautiful.

Beth Orton has a particular and mysterious charm in her voice, not always easy noticeable at first contact with the artist, so maybe it is not uniformly recognized by audiences. I particularly like the singers who interpret so raw and direct, and as far as we can see in their studio albums, and onstage, Beth does not condone the modification forced post-production by software or hardware (i.e.audio-shop ), often used in songbirds pop-commercial.....






Hey!  This ain't Skynryd!   {#Wink}
Very catchy.  Gave it a 6.

Saw the title, thought it was a cover of Cale/Skynyrd.  Still good, though. 
Sugaring Season? Okay, here's a question for you: What's the difference between a maple syrup maker in Vermont and one in New Hampshire? 

The Vermonter goes out to gather the sap, opens the lid to the bucket on the tree, finds a dead squirrel in the sap, looks around to see if no one is looking, removes the dead squirrel then collects the sap.

The New Hampshire maple syrup maker goes out to gather the sap, opens the lid to the bucket on the tree, finds a dead squirrel in the sap, looks around to see if no one is looking, rings out the dead squirrel into the bucket then collects the sap.

Thanks to my friends in New England for that one! 
 joelbb wrote:
Somebody call me a cab.
 
OK - you're a cab.....{#Lol}

Can't get enough of this song.  I think this can pass the test of time.

 
This is the only upbeat song on her new album, which is really good but potentially depressing overall. The duet vocals are also atypical. This song made my 2012 Tana's Picks mix - the only female. I've been really enjoying listening to Call Me the Breeze over and over.
 krysthal wrote:
I like some of her work, this one just seems to grate on my nerves for some reason. I find it monotonous. But hey, currently a 6.7 average rating, so listeners must like it.
 
It's a nice song and I usually like Beth Orton, but unfortunately, there's some quality in her voice on this track that reminds me of an old biddy singing in church.  And the (Hammond?) organ doesn't help!
I like some of her work, this one just seems to grate on my nerves for some reason. I find it monotonous. But hey, currently a 6.7 average rating, so listeners must like it.
I didn't understand a single mumble of what she said, but at least it sounded a little pretty.
Lifeless.
You're the breeze...

Sounds great at high sound pressure levels !!!!!

 jim1964 wrote:
I like this, I wouldn't have thought it was Beth Orton.
 

Same thought! Her voice is usually not all the pleasant for me.
I am not listening of course but is this a Lynrd Skynrd cover?
I like this, I wouldn't have thought it was Beth Orton.
Somebody call me a cab.
Nice

Had to walk out of her concert in Somerville MA last week — she has destroyed her voice by smoking cigarettes for decades. very sad. 

I was hoping it would be a cover of the JJ Cale classic.


Just went to an 8 imho.

 
Like it already