Björk ‎– Alarm Call

Label:
One Little Indian ‎– 232tp12p1
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, #1
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A01 Alarm Call (Bjeck Mix)
Remix – Beck
6:25
B02 Alarm Call (Rhythmic Phonetics Mix)
Remix – Matmos
5:18
B03 Alarm Call (Speech Therapy Mix)
Remix – Matmos
6:04

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Notes

Track B02 is misspelled as "Rhythmic Phoentics Mix" on the label.

Some copies may have plain white sleeve instead of original yellow/grey Alarm Call sleeve.
As reported by an unauthorised source some of original yellow/grey sleeves may not have a hole punched out in the middle.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016958 037062
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 232TP 12P 1 A-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 232TP 12P 1 B-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Handwritten at matrix of each side): THE EXCHANGE - NILZ.

Other Versions (5 of 25) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
232TP7CD Björk Alarm Call(CD, Single, CD1) One Little Indian 232TP7CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Bjork* Alarm Call(VHS, Promo) Elektra none US 1998 Sell This Version
none Bjork* Alarm Call(VHS, Promo) One Little Indian none UK 1998 Sell This Version
567 143-2 Björk Alarm Call(CD, Single) Mother Records 567 143-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
BJORK 29LL Björk Good Batteries(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Not On Label BJORK 29LL Europe 1998 Sell This Version

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juanbjork

juanbjork

July 6, 2014
Alarm Call (Bjeck Mix) 6:26 at the end last 30 seconds is cumbia, I think from Peru. Maybe even Colombia.
cvalda44

cvalda44

December 20, 2009
edited over 7 years ago

IMHO, the previous reviewer is totally wrong :) The Mark Bell remixes are nice but he did not put much effort to them, really, half of them sound just like clones of one lazy, although pretty enjoyable remix. Benjamin Diamond remixes are just House as rakimou rightfully pointed ;). But this 12" contains three of the best experimental and incredibly funny remixes of Alarm Call. Yep, you have read it right, they are really funny and surprisingly experimental. Bjeck melody jumps and Matmos vocal therapy are amazingly shocking and enjoyable.
rakimou

rakimou

October 19, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

The Beck remix is just an ugly track, I don't understand the point of it, it has no interest. The music doesn't even goes well with the vocals, as if wasn't tuned! The very end of the song (30 seconds) is good, at least funny, with a Hawaiian or tropical feel music.

The Matmos mixes are difficult to listen to, not very enjoyable but have good parts. Especially when vocals are cut sharply to make new melodies or new words. It's funny and prove some good technique from those guys, but sometimes it also some very good music.

Overall, it's certainly not the best remixes of the great track that is Alarm Call. Listen to the Mark Bell Potage du jour, locked... or to the House mixes by Benjamin Diamond, they're much better, the radio mix is the best.