Björk ‎– Vespertine

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Polydor ‎– 589000-2
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1 Hidden Place
Arranged By [Choir], Orchestrated By – Vince MendozaProducer, Bass [Bassline], Arranged By [Choir] – BjörkProgrammed By – Matmos, Matthew HerbertProgrammed By, Arranged By [Choir] – Guy SigsworthProgrammed By, Engineer [Protools Recording] – Damian Taylor, Jake Davies
5:29
2 Cocoon
Producer, Programmed By – Björk, Thomas Knak
4:27
3 It's Not Up To You
Arranged By [Strings], Arranged By [Choir], Orchestrated By – Vince MendozaClavichord, Arranged By [Clavichord] – Guy SigsworthDrum Programming, Engineer [Protools Recording] – Valgeir Sigurdsson*Engineer [Protools Recording] – Jake Davies, Leigh JamiesonHarp – Caryl ThomasHarp, Arranged By [Harp] – Zeena ParkinsProducer, Arranged By [Harp], Arranged By [Choir] – Björk
5:09
4 Undo
Arranged By [Strings], Orchestrated By – Vince MendozaHarp, Arranged By [Harp] – Zeena ParkinsProducer, Arranged By [Choir], Edited By [Vocals] – BjörkProgrammed By – Thomas KnakTechnician [Protools] – Jan "Stan" KybertTechnician [Protools], Engineer [Recording] – Jake Davies, Valgeir Sigurdsson*
5:38
5 Pagan Poetry
Adapted By [To Music Box] – Jack PerronArranged By [Harp] – Zeena ParkinsProducer [Additional], Programmed By – Marius De VriesProducer, Programmed By, Bass [Bassline], Arranged By [Music Box], Arranged By [Harp] – BjörkProgrammed By – Jake Davies
5:14
6 Frosti
Adapted By [To Music Box] – Jack PerronProducer, Arranged By [Music Box] – Björk
1:41
7 Aurora
Adapted By [To Music Box] – Jack PerronDrum Programming – Damian Taylor, MatmosDrum Programming, Engineer [Protools Recording] – Jake DaviesEngineer [Protools Recording] – Jake DaviesHarp – Zeena ParkinsProducer, Drum Programming, Arranged By [Harp], Arranged By [Music Box], Bass [Bassline] – BjörkProgrammed By [Additional] – Marius De Vries
4:39
8 An Echo, A Stain
Arranged By [Choir], Arranged By [Strings], Orchestrated By – Vince MendozaDrum Programming – Damian Taylor, Marius De Vries, MatmosDrum Programming, Celesta, Arranged By [Choir] – Guy SigsworthEngineer [Recording] – Jake Davies, Valgeir Sigurdsson*Harp, Arranged By [Harp] – Zeena ParkinsProducer – Björk
4:04
9 Sun In My Mouth
Arranged By [Strings], Orchestrated By – Vince MendozaCelesta, Arranged By [Celesta] – Guy SigsworthDrum Programming, Engineer [Recording] – Valgeir Sigurdsson*Harp, Arranged By [Harp] – Zeena ParkinsLyrics By [From "impressions"] – E.E. Cummings*Producer, Drum Programming, Bass [Bassline] – Björk
2:40
10 Heirloom
Producer – BjörkProducer, Programmed By – Martin ConsoleRecorded By [Vocals] – Jake Davies
5:12
11 Harm Of Will
Arranged By [Choir], Orchestrated By – Vince MendozaCelesta, Arranged By [Celesta] – Guy SigsworthEngineer [Recording] – Valgeir Sigurdsson*Producer, Edited By [Vocals], Arranged By [Strings] – Björk
4:36
12 Unison
Arranged By [Strings], Orchestrated By – Vince MendozaEngineer [Protools Recording] – Jake DaviesHarp, Arranged By [Harp] – Zeena ParkinsProducer, Programmed By, Arranged By [Harp] – BjörkProgrammed By – Damian Taylor, Matmos, Matthew HerbertProgrammed By, Arranged By [Choir] – Guy SigsworthProgrammed By, Engineer [Protools Recording] – Valgeir Sigurdsson*
6:47

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Released in a jewel case with an opaque white back piece (but includes a regular backsleeve) and a sticker.

Includes an 8-page booklet.

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

"Sun In My Mouth": The lines from "I will wade out till my tighs Are 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 Liverlight Publishing Corporation.
The lyrics as compared to the poem: The word "sea-girls" is changed to "seagulls", and the last few lines of the poem are omitted.

"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.

Studios:
El Cortijo, San Pedro, Spain; Magic Shop, New York, USA; Astoria, New York, USA; Avatar, New York, USA; Sear Sound, New York, USA; Thule Studios, Reykjavik, Iceland; Greenhouse Studios, Reykjavik, Iceland; Quad Studios, New York, USA; Looking Glass Studios, New York, USA; The Loft on Lafayette Street, New York, USA.
Music Box recorded at Bygosh Music Recording Studios.
Strings and choir recorded at Air Lyndhurst Studios.

The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Björk Overseas Ltd. under license to One Little Indian Records and is exclusively licensed to Polydor Ltd. a Universal Music company, for the world excluding the UK, North America and Iceland.
℗ 2001 Björk Overseas Ltd/One Little Indian Ltd. © 2001 Björk Overseas Ltd/One Little Indian Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 31458 90002 3
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A): 731458900023
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Label Code (Sticker): LC 00309
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 6): 07314 589 000-2 01 # 51191294 MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, 10, 11): 07314 589 000-2 01 # 51191294 MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L G
  • Matrix / Runout (Variants 3, 9): 07314 589 000-2 01 # 51191294 MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L B
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): 07314 589 000-2 01 # 51191294 MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L J
  • Matrix / Runout (Variants 5, 8): 07314 589 000-2 01 # 51191294 MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L E
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7): 07314 589 000-2 01 # 51191294 MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L D
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1, 2, 3, 5 to 11): IFPI L008
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI L228
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1, 10): IFPI 0137
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0139
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0113
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 0134
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6, 11): IFPI 0133
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 0120
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI 0124
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 9): IFPI 0129

Other Versions (5 of 108) View All

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
none Björk Vespertine(CD, Unofficial) Not On Label (Björk) none Europe Unknown Sell This Version
62653-9 Björk Vespertine(DVD-A, Album, Multichannel, Sup) Elektra 62653-9 US 2001 Sell This Version

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LeonardoA

LeonardoA

February 12, 2017
Small and intimate, that is the atmosphere on Vespertine. The fourth official album by Björk is a fragile web of slow beats, harp, violin, cello, piano, and Her childlike, disarming voice. Björk in Cocoon is so close that you her breath next to you hear rustling. In it's Not Up To You she is again the little girl by Debut with hair elastics throat, toezingend and reassuring himself: ' it is not up to you what people give you '. Pagan Poetry moves, calling up memories to singer Liz Fraser of Cocteau Twins, with an almost desperate, screaming vocals. The instrumental Frosti is a klingelende game box, a melancholic sound and sets the tone for the next design Aurora, that sounds like a wonderful church hymn. Than Sun In My Mouth, a sensual story in which Björk a text from 1925 by the American poet E. E. Cummings sings, or actually tells. Painfully honest, vulnerable but strong, that's Vespertine. Björk appears to have reduced himself to a singer-songwriter with this-almost concept-album full of childlike glee of a girl skipping through the crackling snow, who stand with warm milk nestles by the fireplace, her play box opens and toezingt himself: ' I cowardly him, I cowardly him '.