Björk ‎– Selmasongs

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1 Overture 3:38
2 Cvalda 4:48
3 I've Seen It All
Arranged By [Choir] – Björk
5:29
4 Scatterheart 6:40
5 In The Musicals 4:41
6 107 Steps 2:36
7 New World 4:22

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Music from the motion picture "Dancer In The Dark".

Nimbus pressing variant. Released in standard jewel case with clear tray. Includes 6-page booklet. Clear sticker on jewelcase.
Initial copies may include an extra Björk info form sheet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016958 043520
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1; mirrored): D8420 TPLP151CD : 1 : 0 [Nimbus logo]
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1; Mirrored, Twice): IFPI L122
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 2317
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2; Mirrored): D8420 TPLP151CD 1:1 [Nimbus logo]
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2; Mirrored, Twice): IFPI L129
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2304
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3; Mirrored): D8420 TPLP151CD :· 1:3 [Nimbus logo]
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3; Mirrored, Twice): IFPI L129
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 2335

Other Versions (5 of 90) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
151PLPT Björk Selmasongs(LP, Album, Unofficial) One Little Indian (2) 151PLPT UK 2000 Sell This Version
SELMA1 Björk Selmasongs(CD, Album, Promo) Polydor SELMA1 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
549 204-9 Björk Selmasongs(CD, Album) Polydor, Universal Music Russia 549 204-9 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
TPLP151CDL Björk Selmasongs(CD, Album, Promo) One Little Indian TPLP151CDL UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Björk Music From The Motion Picture "Dancer In The Dark"(Cass, Album, Unofficial) NRG (5) none Russia 2000 Sell This Version

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Crijevo

Crijevo

August 9, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
If there is a Bjork album to admire above the rest, then 'Selmasongs' is definitely the one to choose - personally (and generally), I am not a big fan of musicals for all of their bittersweetness, but 'Selmasongs' helped changing my own perspective enormously regarding such issue. For this is one of the truest musicals made ever!

Generally, if you buy the album and listen to it solely, you might find its contents a bit confusing, unaware of the beauty of the very film, Bjork so passionately embraced by her erratic acting (and of course, singing). On the other hand it can play its tiny role as a sole album, where the story of a poor woman struggling between dreams and reality is viewed from somewhat different corner (but regarding the film, not complete one) - in that case we're left to our own devices trying desperately to decipher what '109 Steps' or 'Cvalda' actually stand for. But once we have seen it all, 'Selmasongs' fulfills its beautiful sonic extension, constantly remembering imaginary worlds 'Selma' in particular and then the rest of her film mates (including Catherine Deneuve and Joel Grey) provide in all of their eccentricity.

I wonder what would Julie Andrews think of this, rather avant-garde revision of her cult-classic from the sixties - a perfect balance between classical and the post-modern, where orchestration finds no objection confronting all sorts of electronic manipulation during the creative process; bleeps and field music snippets capturing footsteps, steel klangs, machines and vinyl noise. A masterpiece - Bjork deservedly won her award for contributing in this, film they say, but which can be also viewed as a stunningly executed two-hour music video. With a breathtakingly sad ending indeed.