Björk And David Arnold ‎– Play Dead

Island Records ‎– CID 573, Island Records ‎– 862 621-2
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From The Film 'The Young Americans' soundtrack.

Released in Slimcase.

▲ This is a misprint! Only the first 4 tracks are listed on the sleeve, but all 5 tracks are on the disc.
Two other CID573 sleeves are available with all 5 tracks listed: one with the same front cover, the other with a bigger cover image.

A 4-track EU CD is also available.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42286 26212 3
  • Barcode: 042286262123
  • Rights Society: BIEM | STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 0407
  • Matrix / Runout: CID573 10246861 01 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO

Other Versions (5 of 20) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CID 573, 862 621-2 Björk And David Arnold Björk And David Arnold - Play Dead(CD, Single, M/Print, Promo) Island Records, Island Records CID 573, 862 621-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
12 IS 573 DJ Björk & David Arnold Björk & David Arnold - Play Dead(12", Promo) Island Records 12 IS 573 DJ UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Bjork* Play Dead(VHS, Promo, PAL) Island Records none UK 1993 Sell This Version
862 620-4, 8626204 Björk & David Arnold Björk & David Arnold - Play Dead(Cass, Single) Island Records, Island Records 862 620-4, 8626204 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
POCP-1385 Björk & David Arnold Björk & David Arnold - Play Dead(CD, Single, RE) Mother Records, Polydor POCP-1385 Japan Unknown Sell This Version


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March 27, 2017
Does anyone know which vinyl release is purely orchestral and vocal, no beat ? Cheers


January 14, 2017
When I first heard this, I was completely swept away and was convinced it was Bjork's audition/gateway to a Bond theme tune. I suppose I was half right, in that it must surely have caught someone at EON's attention and David Arnold was installed as Bond soundtrack composer for multiple films. David Arnold tells an interesting story on a Mark Kermode podcast about the making of the track, in that he had completed the soundtrack for Young Americans, had a limited amount of studio time left to record this track, gave the orchestra sheet music, got them to play it and with that one and only take Play Dead was recorded.