Björk ‎– Hyper-ballad

Elektra ‎– 66043-2
CD, Single

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1 Hyper-ballad (Radio Edit) 3:58
2 Hyper-ballad (Robin Hood Riding Through The Glen Mix)
Engineer [Assistant] – Will O'DonovanKeyboards – Jeremy ShawProgrammed By – Jony RockstarRemix [Re-produced By] – Howie B.
3 Hyper-ballad (Subtle Abuse Mix)
Remix – Beaumont Hannant, Richard Brown
4 Hyper-ballad (Tee's Freeze Mix)
Engineer [Remix] – Matthias HeilbronnRemix – Todd Terry
5 Hyper-ballad (David Morales Classic Mix)
Engineer [Mix] – Hugo DwyerEngineer [Recording] – Steven BarkanKeyboards – Satoshi Tomiie, Terry BurrusRemix – David Morales
6 Hyper-ballad (Towa Tei Choice Mix)
Engineer [Mix] – Goh HotodaProgrammed By [Intro] – F.P.M.*Remix – Towa Tei

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Track 1 given as 'Hyper-ballad (Radio Edit)' on release, is actually different from the mix found on 'Hyperballad' Single, CD1 (using an alternate vocal recording take). The same version of 'Hyper-ballad' as on this release comes for example on: 'Hyperballad' Single, CD2 and 'Hyper-ballad' US CD Single Promo.

Track 2 features Björk vocals especially recorded for this version.

Released in an eco-pak.
The original pressing case has massive white trapezoid clip with "LIFT" printed and 2 66043-2 SRC##01 matrix. Other pressings may have oval or small clips.
There's a also the black case repress with small clip available.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7559-66043-2 1
  • Matrix / Runout (ver. 1): [Specialty Records Corporation logo] 2 66043-2 SRC##01
  • Other (ver. 1, variant 1: Mother/Stamper Code): M1S1
  • Mould SID Code (ver. 1, variant 1): IFPI 2U1N
  • Other (ver. 1, variants 2 & 4: Mother/Stamper Code): M1S7
  • Other (ver. 1, variant 3: Mother/Stamper Code): M1S8
  • Mould SID Code (ver. 1, variant 2 & variant 3): IFPI 2U7B
  • Mould SID Code (ver. 1, variant 4): IFPI 2U3C
  • Matrix / Runout (ver. 2): 2 66043-2 RE-1 01
  • Other (ver. 2: Mother/Stamper Code): M2S1
  • Mould SID Code (ver. 2): IFPI 2U3Z
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 28) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
192TP7CD Björk Hyperballad(CD, Single, CD1) One Little Indian 192TP7CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
192TP10LFO Björk Hyperballad (LFO Mixes)(10", Single, Promo) One Little Indian 192TP10LFO UK 1995 Sell This Version
192TP10OP Björk Hyperballad (Outcast Mixes)(10", Single, Promo) One Little Indian 192TP10OP UK 1995 Sell This Version
BJORKPRO2 Björk Hyperballad(CD, Single, Promo) Mother Records, Polydor BJORKPRO2 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
POCP-7127 Björk Hyperballad(CD, Single, Promo) Mother Records, Polydor POCP-7127 Japan 1996 Sell This Version



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December 28, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
This release is only valuable for the David Morales Classic Mix of Hyper-ballad, since all other mixes are found on CD 1 of the maxi-single released by One Little Indian (the latter even contains other mixes unavailable on this release). What makes it frustrating, however, is that not only is Morales' mix unavailable elsewhere on Björk's official cd releases, David Morales actually hits the sweet spot with his uplifting mix. He enlivens the ever-popular toon with house beats, new basslines, vocal overdubs, conga drums, and his trademark blissful piano riffs. Indeed, it is such a classic mix (for 1996 and beyond) that fans of Morales and Björk must at least have a listen, if not wrangle to own, the rare mix.