Björk ‎– Vespertine

Elektra ‎– 62653-2
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1 Hidden Place
Producer, Written-By – Björk
2 Cocoon
Producer, Written-By – Björk, Thomas Knak
3 It's Not Up To You
Producer, Written-By – Björk
4 Undo
Producer – BjörkWritten-By – Björk, Thomas Knak
5 Pagan Poetry
Producer, Written-By – Björk
6 Frosti
Producer, Written-By – Björk
7 Aurora
Producer, Written-By – Björk
8 An Echo, A Stain
Producer – BjörkWritten-By – Björk, Guy Sigsworth
9 Sun In My Mouth
Lyrics By [From "impressions"] – E.E. Cummings*Producer – BjörkWritten-By – Björk, Guy Sigsworth
10 Heirloom
Producer, Written-By – Björk, Martin ConsoleProgrammed By – Martin Console
11 Harm Of Will
Producer – BjörkWritten-By – Björk, Guy Sigsworth, Harmony Korine
12 Unison
Producer, Written-By – Björk

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℗ © 2001 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for Canada. Warner Music Group, an AOL Time Warner Company. Printed in U.S.A. (Back Cover)
℗© 2001 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for Canada. Warner Music Group, an AOL Time Warner Company. Made in U.S.A. by WEA Manufacturing Inc. (CD Face)
© 2001 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for Canada. Warner Music Group, an AOL Time Warner Company. Printed in U.S.A. (Inside Booklet)

This edition of Vespertine Pressed By WEA Mfg. Olyphant

Sun In My Mouth: The lines from < I will wade out till my thighs steeped in burning flowers >
© 1925, 1953 © 1991 by the trustees for the E.E. Cummings Trust.
© 1976 by George James Firmage.
from: Complete Poems: 1940-1962 by E.E. Cummings
Edited by George J. Firmage.
Used by permission of Liveright Publishing Corporation.

Unison: Contains a sample from Aero Deck, a track on the >Systemisch< album by Oval on Thrill Jockey Records. Thanks to Markus & Bettina.

All songs published by Universal Music, except:
Harm of Will: Harmony Korine, copyright control.
Undo, Cocoon: Thomas Knak, copyright control.
Heirloom: Martin Console, published by Flirt 99 Music Publishing.
Harm of Will, An Echo A Stain: Guy Sigsworth, published by Universal Music.

El Cortijo, San Pedro Spain
Magic Shop, New York, USA. Thanks to Steve Rosenthal.
Astoria, New York, USA.
Avatar, New York, USA.
Sear Sound, New York, USA.
Thule Studios, Rejkjavik, Iceland. Thanks to Finn, Snorry and Thule.
Greenhouse Studios, Rejkjavik, Iceland.
Quad Studios, New York, USA.
Looking Glass Studios, New York, USA. Thanks to Kara Biloff.

Strings and Choir
Recorded at Air Lyndhurst Studios.
Choir fixed at Metro Voices.

Pro Tools back-up and assistance from Digi Design.
Thank you to Sue Naramore.

Thomas Knak appears courtesy of Hobby Industries.
Matthew Herbert appears courtesy of Magic And Accident.
Matmos appears courtesy of Matador Records.
Console is part of Payola.

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  • ISRC (Track 1): US-EE1-01-00730
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  • ISRC (Track 12): US-EE1-01-00741

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TPLP101CD Björk Vespertine(CD, Album) One Little Indian TPLP101CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
589000-9 Björk Vespertine(CD, Album, RE) Polydor, Universal Music Russia 589000-9 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
589 000-1, UIJP-1001/2 Björk Vespertine(2xLP, Album) Polydor, Universal International 589 000-1, UIJP-1001/2 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
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62653-9 Björk Vespertine(DVD-A, Album, Multichannel, Sup) Elektra 62653-9 US 2001 Sell This Version


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July 11, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Without a doubt the best Björk album, every angle is carefully detailed, both musically and lyrically. The whole album feels like a beautiful daydream, you just wanna lean back and let the music take over you. There's a IDM'sh feel in the drum programming, the melodies are very nice and memorable. Hard to top this one.


March 17, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

This is one of the best albums I've ever heard. It's my favorite album of Björk's entire (very impressive) catalog of work. I love the landscape of emotions that she explores on this one. Brilliant lyrics too -- very insightful and meaningful. Beautiful.


June 7, 2004
I was put off from this album at first, since the first single "Hidden Place" never really appealed to me for some reason I can't really put my finger on. However, after one of my favourite webradios played "Harm Of Will" a few years later, I felt as if I hadn't been giving Björk a real chance, so I bought this album. And while my feeling about it was good, I never imagined that I would be moved as deeply as this. The combo of superb talent productionwise (Matmos and Matthew Herbert are some of the names involved) and the sheer emotional power of Björk's voice makes for a breathtakingly emotive experience that I cannot believe that I missed the first time around. The standout track for me personally on this album would have to be "Cocoon", where Thomas Knak's warm and fuzzy blend of quirky sounds provides the perfect contrast to Björk's heartfelt and trembling vocals.

Björk Guðmundsdóttir, you've converted another skeptic in spite of your rather eccentric nature, and for that I salute you.


September 18, 2003

Bjork's best album. Absolutely beautiful - the lyrics and sound are perfectly entwined in each song such that they reside in their own perfectly realised situation/space. It does what all great music does - it evokes novel thoughts and feelings