Girl Who Got Away

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All Music Guide
Dido's fourth offering, 2013's Girl Who Got Away, has been five years in the making, with many tracks penned just weeks after 2008's Safe Trip Home. The record takes an electronic direction, with influence and production from her brother Rollo Armstrong of Faithless throughout. The first track from the album, "Everything to Lose," appeared on the Sex and the City 2 soundtrack in 2010, and lead single "Let Us Move On" -- featuring rapper Kendrick Lamar -- was released in 2012.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Differences between Dido albums can be measured on a small sliding scale. She never changes her style but she does change her sound, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Dido's fourth offering, 2013's Girl Who Got Away, has been five years in the making, with many tracks penned just weeks after 2008's Safe Trip Home. The record takes an electronic direction, with influence and production from her brother Rollo Armstrong of Faithless throughout. The first track from the album, "Everything to Lose," appeared on the Sex and the City 2 soundtrack in 2010, and lead single "Let Us Move On" -- featuring rapper Kendrick Lamar -- was released in 2012.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Differences between Dido albums can be measured on a small sliding scale. She never changes her style but she does change her sound, however subtly. Girl Who Got Away, her fourth album and first in five years, differs from its predecessor, the meticulously woven Safe Trip Home. That was an album tailored for domesticity, while Girl Who Got Away is a soundtrack for a night out, going so far as to make space for a guest spot for Kendrick Lamar, the alt-crossover rapper du jour of 2013. Dido's night on the town isn't quite a dingy pub crawl: it's tasting menus and craft cocktails where the crowds bustle but never jostle. Sophistication is a given, but there's a surprising undercurrent of sensuality that runs throughout the album, a sleekness that suggests a distillation of the stiff club-soul of Elle Goulding, a shimmer that blends quite seamlessly with Dido's sculpted songs. As a particularly affectless singer, Dido is quite adaptable to her gently shifting surroundings, so she feels perfectly at home in this neon-streaked production, savoring how it swings from understated but insistent beats to a soft acoustic bed. Perhaps it's lifestyle music, designed to reflect the aspirations and desires of her audience, but it's impeccably executed and slyly seductive lifestyle music. Halfway through, Girl Who Got Away sucks you into its sway, its comforts as alluring as they are elusive.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2013
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 887654423221
  • Catalog Number: 544232
  • Sales rank: 34,685

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 No Freedom (3:17)
  2. 2 Girl Who Got Away (3:24)
  3. 3 Let Us Move On - Kendrick Lamar (4:11)
  4. 4 Blackbird (4:09)
  5. 5 End of Night (4:00)
  6. 6 Sitting on the Roof of the World (3:18)
  7. 7 Love To Blame (4:36)
  8. 8 Go Dreaming (4:24)
  9. 9 Happy New Year (3:30)
  10. 10 Loveless Hearts (3:06)
  11. 11 Day Before We Went to War (5:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dido Primary Artist, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Larry Corbett Cello
Joel Derouin Violin
Brian Eno Keyboards
Armen Garabedian Violin
John Harrison Bass
Roland Kato Viola
Greg Kurstin Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Jody Linscott Percussion
Rick Nowels Guitar, Keyboards
Lucy Wilkins Violin
Sister Bliss Keyboards
Bruce White Viola
Ash Howes Organ, Bass
David Pye Choir, Chorus
Julia Singleton Violin
Claire Orsler Viola
Everton Nelson Violin
Sara Parkins Violin
Julian Hallmark Violin
Ian Burdge Cello
Sophie Harris Cello
Chris Worsey Cello
Natalia Bonner Violin
Gillon Cameron Violin
Alyssa Park Violin
Richard Pryce Double Bass
Jeff Bhasker Background Vocals
Michele Richards Violin
Karen Elaine Viola
Rachel Robson Viola
Davide Rossi Strings
Rick Koster Violin
David Smith Cello
Mario De Leon Violin
Matthew Funes Viola
Gareth Griffiths Violin
Martin Waugh Guitar
Ali Dods Violin
Kendrick Lamar Vocals
Warren Zielinksi Violin
Oli Dacombe Drums
Michael Vaterio Double Bass
Ian Bellon Violin
Technical Credits
David Campbell String Arrangements, String Conductor
Dido Programming, Producer, Vocal Engineer
Brian Eno Composer
John Harrison Composer, Producer
Sally Herbert String Arrangements, String Conductor
Greg Kurstin Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Rick Nowels Composer, Producer
Jim Scott Vocal Engineer
Brian Martin Sample Source
Sister Bliss Engineer
Tom Coyne Mastering
David Pye Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Dido Armstrong Composer
Richard Woodcraft Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Rollo Armstrong Composer
Kieron Menzies Engineer
Plain Pat drum programming
Pawel Sek Engineer
Jeff Bhasker Composer, Instrumentation
Jesse Shatkin Engineer
Pat Reynolds Composer
Davide Rossi String Arrangements
Ash Soan Drum Fills
Mike Horner Digital Editing
Kendrick Lamar Composer
Francesco Boscolo Composer
Roma Martyniuk Art Direction
Vera Bohl Composer
Nicola Paccagnella Composer
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