Björk ‎– Volta

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1 Earth Intruders
Co-producer – DanjaDrums – Chris CorsanoEdited By – Björk, Damian TaylorEffects [Vocal Processing], Drum Programming [Additional Beats] – Damian TaylorEngineer [Assistant, Konono Sessions] – Christophe TongletEngineer [Chris Corsano Sessions] – Paul 'P-Dub' WaltonEngineer [Konono Sessions] – Vincent KenisEngineer [Timbaland Sessions] – Jimmy Douglas*Kalimba [Electrified Likembés] – Konono Nº1Keyboards, Drum Programming [Beats] – Nate Dangerhands*, TimbalandMixed By – Jimmy Douglas*Producer – TimbalandProgrammed By – Björk, Damian Taylor, Pete DavisWritten-By – N. Hills*, T. Mosley*
6:13
2 Wanderlust
Brass – Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir, Björk Níelsdóttir, Brynja Guðmundsdóttir, Dröfn Helgadóttir, Erla Axelsdóttir, Harpa Jóhannsdóttir, Karen J. Sturlausson, Lilja Valdimarsdóttir, Sigrún Jónsdóttir, Sylvia Hlynsdóttir, Særún Pálmadóttir, Valdis Þorkelsdóttir, Vilborg Jónsdóttir, Ása Berglind HjálmarsdóttirDrum Programming [Beats] – Mark BellEdited By – Björk, Damian Taylor, Michael PärtEngineer – Damian Taylor, Michael PärtEngineer [Assistant] – Aron ArnarssonNoises [Morse Code] – Damian TaylorProgrammed By – Björk, Damian TaylorSynthesizer [Bass], Arranged By [Brass] – BjörkTranscription By [MIDI Transcription And Part Preparation For Brass] – Mark Robertson (3)Written-By – Sjón
5:51
3 The Dull Flame Of Desire
Arranged By [Brass] – BjörkBrass – Einar Jónsson*, Eiríkur Örn Pálsson, Emil Friðfinnson*, Joseph Ognibene, Oddur Björnsson, Roine Hultgren, Sigurður Þorbergsson*, Ásgeir H. SteingrímssonDrums – Brian ChippendaleEdited By – Björk, Damian Taylor, Michael PärtEngineer – Damian Taylor, Hector Castillo, Michael PärtEngineer [Assistant] – Aron Arnarsson, Ishiho Nishiki*Lyrics By [Taken From A Translation Of A Poem By] – Fyodor TyutchevProgrammed By – Björk, Damian TaylorTranscription By [MIDI Transcription And Part Preparation For Brass] – Mark Robertson (3)Vocals – Antony (3)
7:30
4 Innocence
Co-producer – DanjaEdited By – Björk, Damian Taylor, Michael PärtEngineer – Damian Taylor, Michael PärtEngineer [Timbaland Sessions] – Jimmy Douglas*Keyboards, Drum Programming [Beats] – Nate Dangerhands*, TimbalandMixed By – Jimmy Douglas*Producer – TimbalandProgrammed By – Björk, Damian Taylor, Pete DavisTracking By [Drops] – Damian TaylorWritten-By – N. Hills*, T. Mosley*
4:27
5 I See Who You Are
Arranged By [Brass] – BjörkBrass – Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir, Björk Níelsdóttir, Brynja Guðmundsdóttir, Dröfn Helgadóttir, Erla Axelsdóttir, Harpa Jóhannsdóttir, Karen J. Sturlausson, Lilja Valdimarsdóttir, Sigrún Jónsdóttir, Sylvia Hlynsdóttir, Særún Pálmadóttir, Valdis Þorkelsdóttir, Vilborg Jónsdóttir, Ása Berglind HjálmarsdóttirEdited By – Björk, Damian Taylor, Michael PärtEngineer – Damian Taylor, Hector Castillo, Michael PärtEngineer [Assistant] – Aron Arnarsson, Ishiho Nishiki*Percussion – Chris CorsanoPipa [Pipá] – Min Xiao-FenProgrammed By – Björk, Damian TaylorTranscription By [MIDI Transcription And Part Preparation For Brass] – Mark Robertson (3)Written-By, Drum Programming [Beats], Keyboards – Mark Bell
4:22
6 Vertebrae By Vertebrae
Drum Programming [Electronic Beats] – Mark BellEdited By – Björk, Damian Taylor, Michael PärtProducer, Drum Programming [Orchestral Beats], Engineer – Damian TaylorProgrammed By – Björk, Damian Taylor
5:08
7 Pneumonia
Adapted By [Brass Arrangement Adapted By], Conductor – Nico MuhlyArranged By [Brass] – BjörkContractor – Christian RutledgeEdited By [Additional], Effects [Vocal Treatments] – Damian TaylorEngineer [Assistant] – Jason AgelEngineer [Staff Engineer] – Andy ManganelloEngineer, Mixed By – Neil DorfsmanHorns – Amber Chisholm-Lane, Chas Yarborough, Christopher Costanzi, Robert Jost*, Sharon Moe, Susan Panny, Theo PrimisTranscription By [MIDI Transcription And Part Preparation For Brass] – Mark Robertson (3)
5:14
8 Hope
Clavichord, Bass [Sine Bass] – BjörkDrum Programming [Bass Drums] – Nate Dangerhands*Edited By – Björk, Damian TaylorEngineer – Damian TaylorEngineer [Timbaland Sessions] – Jimmy Douglas*Engineer [Toumani Diabate Sessions] – Yves WernerKora – Toumani Diabate*Loops [Triggering Pre-Recorded Percussion Loop] – TimbalandProgrammed By – Björk, Damian TaylorWritten-By – T. Mosley*
4:02
9 Declare Independence
Edited By – Björk, Damian TaylorEngineer – Damian TaylorProgrammed By – Björk, Damian Taylor, Mark BellWritten-By, Producer, Drum Programming [Beats], Synthesizer – Mark Bell
4:13
10 My Juvenile
Clavichord – Jonas Sen*Edited By – Björk, Damian Taylor, Michael PärtEffects [Clavichord Treatments] – Damian TaylorEngineer – Michael PärtEngineer [Assistant] – Aron ArnarssonProgrammed By – Björk, Damian TaylorVocals [Starring As "The Conscience"] – Antony (3)
4:13

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℗ 2007 Wellhart Ltd/One Little Indian Ltd © 2007 Wellhart Ltd/One Little Indian Ltd.
The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Welhart Ltd/One Little Indian Ltd and is exclusively licensed to Polydor Ltd (UK) a Universal Music company, for the world excluding the UK, North America and Iceland.
Manufactured in the EU.

Packaging: In special 7mm thick digipak; two folding front half-panels sealed with a sticker, opening to reveal a top folding flap which houses a credits 12-panel fold-out photobooklet. Comparing to the UK release, the front half-panels are longer and overlap.

The Catalog# of the release is often misread as 1733521 due to a confusing font used.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02517 33524 0
  • Barcode (Scanned): 602517335240
  • Label Code: LC00309
  • Rights Society: biem / sabam
  • Matrix / Runout (Variants 1 to 5, 7 to 9): 06025 173 352-4 01 ✴ 51879192
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould Text - Variant 1): Made in Germany by EDC B
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould Text - Variant 2): Made in Germany by EDC F
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould Text - Variant 3, 7, 8): Made in Germany by EDC A
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould Text - Variant 4): Made in Germany by EDC D
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould Text - Variants 5 & 6): Made in Germany by EDC G
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould Text - Variant 9): Made in Germany by EDC C
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1 to 9): IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0141
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0112
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0117
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 0121
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 0135
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 0123
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 0138
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI 0129
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 9): IFPI 0147
  • Matrix / Runout (Outer Ring - Variants 3 to 9): [4 Universal logos]

Other Versions (5 of 57) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
tplp460cd Björk Volta(CD, Album, Dig) One Little Indian tplp460cd UK 2007 Sell This Version
1733524, 1733812 Björk Volta(CD, Album, M/Print, S/Edition) Polydor, Polydor 1733524, 1733812 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
1742347 Björk Volta(CD, Album, Jew) Polydor, Universal Music Australia 1742347 Australasia 2007 Sell This Version
2007 308-2166 Björk Volta(2xCD, Album, Unofficial, Dig) Polydor (2) 2007 308-2166 Asia 2007 Sell This Version
rhi1 266748 Björk Volta(2xLP, Album, Ltd + Box) Rhino Records (2) rhi1 266748 USA & Canada 2007 Sell This Version

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fabz

fabz

August 18, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
Oh no, it's the Bjork many of us don't like, again! Volta is just a bunch of noises, distorted sounds, out of tune, melody. I understand artists should evolve, Bjork certainly has the talent to move forward but with this new release I bet she is going the other way. If you haven't been into Bjork, this is deffinitely not the album to get into her. I miss the pre-Medulla Bjork. I miss her so much.
-summer-

-summer-

July 31, 2007
edited over 9 years ago

To my mind Bjork is one of the artists which is constantly growing up mentally, so you can hear it in her music, voice, samples, loops , in her musicians, videos.
Don't you forget that her music - is an experiment in all means?
Bjork is kinda unique in that way - her every album is not like previous one, it's another page in a great part of music history.

Volta represents all Earth nations, it's cultures, traditions. And I think the previous comment was a comment of a person, who wasn't interested in getting equainted with all that variety of beatiful things.

Volta is absolutely great album, and don't forget to be patient - you possibly wouldn't understand its message at first, just listen to it for few more times. It's Bjork - remember?
eliks_postindustry

eliks_postindustry

June 24, 2007
edited over 9 years ago

I've lost contact with Bjork around the Homogenic/DITD season. With the following Vespertine and Medulla I have realized I was no longer interested in her music craft, which has reached unbearable levels of eclectism and stylishness. Volta is the same story - the voice of Bjork is outstanding and masterful as always, but it's being thrown into multiple, strange, complicated, and too 'brainy' musical environments that makes this pop just too ambitious and intense - which is awful. And the overexposure of Antony is getting really annoying.