Björk ‎– Vespertine

One Little Indian ‎– TPLP101
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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 Unison
Producer, Written-By – Björk

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180g Heavy Vinyl Pressing. Glossy gatefold sleeve. Includes printed inner sleeves.
Some copies have a white sticker on front cover.

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

[C3]: 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.

[D3]: 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:
[D2]: Harmony Korine, copyright control.
[B1, A2]: Thomas Knak, copyright control.
[D1]: Martin Console, published by Flirt 99 Music Publishing.
[D2, C2]: 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. 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 046019
  • Other (Inner sleeve, record 1): TPLP101 - A/B
  • Other (Inner sleeve, record 2): TPLP101 - C/D
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): TPLP101 - A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): TPLP101 - B
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side C): TPLP101 - C
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side D): TPLP101 - D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 1): TPLP 101 A₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 1): TPLP 101 B₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, Variants 1 & 2): TPLP 101 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, Variants 1 & 2): TPLP 101 D₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 2): TPLP 101 A₂ SRZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 2): TPLP-101-B₂

Other Versions (5 of 111) 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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March 8, 2019

Cocoon is extremely similar to Opiate - Insert from Opiate / Dub Tractor - Opiate / Dub Tractor Split. I'm literally shook.


February 15, 2017
How about the pressing and sound quality? Mine is a little bit too noisy, I mean, the vinyl crackle.


September 12, 2015
Mine is ;

Disc 1 - 160g actually
Disc 2 - 180g actually

What about yours?

I guess mine is original press and I bought second hand so might be switched but the number is both TPLP101.


May 12, 2014
Just submitted the reissue... See if it goes through.


March 31, 2014

it seems to be true, i.e. "they recently used the 2008 DMM stampers to press another run" - seems they have sold all their vinyl stock, but they should have some vinyl version of this album for sale, right ? so they have pressed it again... recently a similarly described version of her greatest hits vinyl was submitted. Also there was this event ("Independent music labels left 'devastated' by riot fire"), maybe it had some impact on repressing:


January 12, 2014
Bought my vinyl copy from her website a few months ago (it's not on there anymore) and I don't think my version is listed here. Its cat# is TPLP101, same as the original UK press and its on 2x180g (i think) LP. However the matrix numbers have DMM attached to them (eg TPLP101 A1 DMM) and it's not individually numbered like the 2008 ltd run. So I'm guessing this was a larger run pressed after 2008 using the DMM? I'd add it myself but I have no more info about this, other that the fact that it was mastered by Christian Wright ('christian @ abbey road' is scratched on the runout grooves of side D).


December 18, 2011
According to me, there are two Björk eras musically speaking: the one from "Debut" to "Selmasongs" and the other one from "Vespertine" to the present day ("Biophilia" as I'm writing this comment). I assume that the experience of shooting the "Dancer In The Dark" movie has been some sort of an eye-opening for Björk because her music has never been the same after that.
As a Björk fan I had to adapt to that change or stop listening to her new music, which I almost did when "Vespertine" came out. I know that to many fans this record is her best one, but to me this will always be the record that I never succeeded in getting into. It took a very long time to grow on me but not enough to become more than my least favorite Björk album. It has a lot to do with the way this record is produced. Björk allowed all those little "insect" sounds to flood the music. Former standard music structure began to crack, opening the way to a more personal way of singing, leaving apart easy tunes and finding a way to express deep-rooted emotions either with sounds and noises or the voice itself.
"Vespertine" might have come ahead of its time, a landmark from which Björk never stopped digging deeper to find new ways of expressing herself through the most various forms of music.
I am grateful to "Vespertine" for that, for the direction that Björk has taken since the release of that record. But even though I got to love "Medulla", "Volta" and "Biophilia" thanks to the foundations "Vespertine" has laid, this one record remains for me an heterogeneous music experiment that I can't help loving and hating at the same time...