Björk ‎– Vespertine

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One Little Indian ‎– TPLP101LTD
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, White
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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Hidden Place
Producer, Written-By – Björk
A2 Cocoon
Producer, Written-By – Björk, Thomas Knak
A3 It's Not Up To You
Producer, Written-By – Björk
B1 Undo
Producer – BjörkWritten-By – Björk, Thomas Knak
B2 Pagan Poetry
Producer, Written-By – Björk
B3 Frosti
Producer, Written-By – Björk
C1 Aurora
Producer, Written-By – Björk
C2 An Echo, A Stain
Producer – BjörkWritten-By – Björk, Guy Sigsworth
C3 Sun In My Mouth
Producer – BjörkWritten-By – Björk, Guy Sigsworth
D1 Heirloom
Producer, Written-By – Björk, Martin Console
D2 Harm Of Will
Producer – BjörkWritten-By – Björk, Guy Sigsworth, Harmony Korine
D3 Unisona
Producer, Written-By – Björk

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White vinyl 140g pressing. Limited to 5,000 copies. Packaged in a gatefold sleeve. Includes download code.

Includes a circular silver-coloured sticker that lists the words that Bjork identifies with this album: "frozen winter, world, celestial, whispered vocals, passive, loyal swans, paradise, laptops, harps, glockenspiels, music boxes, micro beats, orchestra, choir, disney, salvation". Additionally the sticker says "limited edition coloured vinyl includes mp3 code card".
Typo in the tracklist on the back (Unisona instead of Unison).

The copyright in the sound recordings owned by Björk Overseas Ltd. under licence to One Little Indian Records and is exclusively licensed to Polydor, Ltd. 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.

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 thighs 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.

Unisona: 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. Thanks to Steve Rosenthal.
Astoria, New York, USA.
Avatar, New York, USA.
Sear Sound, New York, USA. Thanks to Walter Sear.
Thule Studios, Reykjavik, Iceland. Thanks to Finn, Snorry and Thule.
Greenhouse Studios, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Quad Studios, New York, USA.
Looking Glass Studios, New York, USA. Thanks to Kara Biloff
The Loft on Lafayette Street, New York, USA.

Music Box recorded at Bygosh Music Recording Studios.

Strings and Choir recorded at Air Lyndhurst Studios.

Made in the EC

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016958 998646
  • Other (Inner sleeve, record 1): TPLP101LTD - A/B
  • Other (Inner sleeve, record 2): TPLP101LTD - C/D
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): TPLP101LTD · A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): TPLP101LTD · B
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side C): TPLP101LTD · C
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side D): TPLP101LTD · D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, etched): TPLP 101 DMM A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, etched): TPLP 101 DMM B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side C, etched): TPLP 101 DMM C-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side D, etched): TPLP 101 DMM D-1 CHRISTIAN@ABBEYROAD

Other Versions (5 of 105) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TPLP101 Björk Vespertine(2xLP, Album) One Little Indian TPLP101 UK 2001 Sell This Version
589000-9 Björk Vespertine(CD, Album) Polydor, Universal Music Russia 589000-9 Russia 2001 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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vulnicuran

vulnicuran

January 18, 2018
sound quality is AMAZING and my pressing is perfect. bliss !
GarionOrb

GarionOrb

September 29, 2017

Average sound quality at best. Some songs sound phenomenal, others not so much. I hear a lot of clipping on "Pagan Poetry" in particular. Also, whoever arranged the sides on this vinyl was pretty sloppy. There is tons of dead wax on all four sides. This could've been a three-sided album without sacrificing quality. At least then there wouldn't be the jarring break between "Frosti" and "Aurora". When you start side C, you hear the fade-out of "Frosti" from side B before "Aurora" begins! Not good design.
nicemanwashing

nicemanwashing

May 18, 2017
Sounds great BUT the segue between 'Frosti' and 'Aurora' is broken between sides B and C, which seems like an avoidable error.
markpotato

markpotato

June 22, 2016
The mix on this sounds different from CD versions. Vocals are mixed down just a little, which I think sounds better; more dynamic. I assume it sounds the same as the 2008 DMM and 2013 reissue (same stampers).
G666

G666

May 5, 2016
This version sounds really good and the color is really nice. Unlike my two copies of Homogenic, this copy doesn't skip at all.
s.pressman

s.pressman

January 22, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
My white vinyl is pristine to look at... pure white, sounds great - practically no surface noise clicks or pops... HOWEVER - I have (2x) copies of LP1 in mine, and no LP2.... not just mis-labelled - actually (2x) Side A/B discs ... Anyone else????
nikokiniko

nikokiniko

July 6, 2015

Aside from the good sound quality, the pressing quality of this release is really bad.
I'm waiting for my fourth copy right now. Each of the three I had before had similar defects:
- side A had weird matte stains which could not be cleaned off and produced loud noise
- black plastic chunks were pressed into the records which produced loud clicks
Ramzy

Ramzy

May 31, 2015

Unlike the Post and Homogenic coloured vinyl reissues (I haven't seen Debut so can't comment) this does not use reproduction artwork - it seems to be printed from the original masters while the text is newly typeset (unnoticeable except that 'Unison' is misprinted as 'Unisona' on the back, which wasn't the case on the original issue). In addition the vinyl is cut from the DMM stampers created for the 2008 reissue series, meaning you get significantly improved sound quality over the 2001 TPLP101 issue, which distorts badly in several places, even on high-end equipment. If you're tempted by the coloured vinyl series, this, Medulla and Volta are the ones to get - steer clear of the early albums, which have reproduction artwork of varying qualities (reasonable on the Post cover but terrible on the labels; not great on the Homogenic cover but good or possibly even first generation on the inner sleeve and labels). For definitive issues of those, pick up the originals or the 2000 heavy vinyl reissues.