Björk ‎– Pagan Poetry

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The 2nd single from "Vespertine".

Vespertine singles:
Hidden Place ▪ Pagan Poetry ▪ Cocoon

Versions (22)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
352TP7CD Björk Pagan Poetry(CD, Single, CD1) One Little Indian 352TP7CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
UICP-5011 Björk Pagan Poetry(CD, Single) Polydor UICP-5011 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
570 488-2 Björk Pagan Poetry(CD, Single) Universal Music Australia 570 488-2 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
570 488-2 Björk Pagan Poetry(CD, Single, CD1) Polydor 570 488-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
570 488-2 Björk Pagan Poetry(CD, Single, CD1) Universal Music México, S.A. de C.V. 570 488-2 Mexico 2001 Sell This Version
570 489-2 Björk Pagan Poetry(CD, Single, CD2) Universal Music México, S.A. de C.V. 570 489-2 Mexico 2001 Sell This Version
570 489-2 Björk Pagan Poetry(CD, Single, CD2) Polydor 570 489-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
352TP7CDL Björk Pagan Poetry(CD, Single, CD2) One Little Indian 352TP7CDL UK 2001 Sell This Version
570 490-2 Björk Pagan Poetry(CD, Single, Car) Polydor 570 490-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
UICP-5011 Björk Pagan Poetry(CD, Single, Promo) Polydor UICP-5011 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
PAGAN 1 Björk Pagan Poetry(CD, Single, Promo) Polydor PAGAN 1 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
none Björk Pagan Poetry(CDr, Single, Promo) Universal Music Denmark none Denmark 2001 Sell This Version
UIBP-5002 Björk Pagan Poetry(DVD, Single, NTSC) Polydor UIBP-5002 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
570 490-9 Björk Pagan Poetry(DVD, Single, PAL) Polydor 570 490-9 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
352TP7DVD Björk Pagan Poetry(DVD, Single, PAL) One Little Indian 352TP7DVD UK 2001 Sell This Version
UIBP-5002 Björk Pagan Poetry(DVD, Single, Promo, NTSC) Polydor UIBP-5002 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
none Bjork* Pagan Poetry(VHS, Promo) One Little Indian none UK 2001 Sell This Version
rr1000-003 Björk Pagan Poetry (Infusion Mix)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial) rr1000 rr1000-003 UK 2002 Sell This Version
RR-1000-003 Björk Pagan Poetry (Infusion Remix)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial, W/Lbl) rr1000 RR-1000-003 UK 2002 Sell This Version
RAIN003 Björk Pagan Poetry(12", Unofficial) Genesis 1:26 RAIN003 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
352TP7CD Björk Pagan Poetry(CD, Single, RP, CD1) One Little Indian 352TP7CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
352TP7CDL Björk Pagan Poetry(CD, Single, RP, CD2) One Little Indian 352TP7CDL UK Unknown Sell This Version

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maxal

maxal

December 4, 2018
referencing Pagan Poetry, CD, Single, CD1, 352TP7CD
My Bjork Favourites (just considering single releases) change with time: Hyperballad, All Is Full of Love, Triumph of a Heart because it is so joyfull / fun, Who Is It, Vitalic Mix, same reason . . . Where Is the Line, Soft Pink Truth Glow Stick Museum Remix, same reason ! ! ! ! . . . Bjork is often joyful and fun : )

But Pagan Poetry has a special place. Firstly because it is a truly exalting musical experience continually hitting a 'level' height throughout the song. Then secondly because of the lyrics and the particular word "pagan" - pagan is a good word for Bjork and beautifully used in the song. It's great Bjork expresses her strong connection with Earth so well.

I generally love remixes, exploring alternative potentials for a song, but the below mentioned Infusion mix of Pagan Poetry doesn't hit it for me. Sad fact: Pagan Poetry was produced during the time when vinyl was almost dead - so it was never officially released on vinyl.
buzzydj

buzzydj

February 18, 2018
referencing Pagan Poetry (Infusion Mix), 12", S/Sided, Unofficial, rr1000-003
I have this on white label promo, but can't seem to find the listing for it
Ortofon_S_On_Acid

Ortofon_S_On_Acid

February 3, 2008
referencing Pagan Poetry (Infusion Mix), 12", S/Sided, Unofficial, rr1000-003

I heard this remix for the first time while I was sitting in the Bar de Boeddha in Delft where it was played as a part of Paul Oakenfold's "Great Wall" DJ Mixes and immediately after I came home, I started searching a copy online. I'm really glad that I found one of these (limited to 1000) records for an affordable price on Ebay, after keeping an eye out for it for some weeks (unfortunately all rr1000 releases are quite hard to find).
A very atmospheric recording. The perfect chill-out music. If you can't find (/afford) the vinyl, get Oakenfold's CD Sampler on Amazon, it's the second track on the second "Perfecto" CD and this track alone makes the mix well worth buying.
philfunkyness

philfunkyness

April 6, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Pagan Poetry (Infusion Mix), 12", S/Sided, Unofficial, rr1000-003

I was given the hard sell on this one by a friend of a friend who runs a very cool record shop in London's Soho - I went there to buy something else entirely. I strapped on the cans, sat down on a comfy bar stool and listened to the music pouring into my ears. This is a beautiful track by anyone's standard, and although I have never been a massive fan of Bjorks work, there is something in this record that draws you in and it just works so so well.
Haunting, atmospheric, gorgeous, moody, just plain brilliant - it's difficult to sum up a song of this quality using any one word...but if I had to try, it would probably be this one. Essential.
djdamnage

djdamnage

April 1, 2003
referencing Pagan Poetry (Infusion Mix), 12", S/Sided, Unofficial, rr1000-003

Yet another great bootleg from the RR1000 label, this time Austraila's Infusion ("Star Water...Its Allright"/ Hold that Body mixes)
does a massive progressive breaks remix of Bjork's latest single. Very atmospheric and breezy production will have fans of Way Out West and Ashtrax going nuts.