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Björk - Vespertine album

Björk - Vespertine album

  • Performer: Björk
  • Genre: Electronic / Pop
  • Title: Vespertine
  • Released: 27 Aug 2001
  • Style: Leftfield, Experimental, IDM, Downtempo
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Catalog: TPLP101
  • Country: UK
  • MP3 version size: 2671 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2660 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 452

Tracklist

1An Echo, A Stain
Producer – BjörkWritten-By – Björk, Guy Sigsworth
2Aurora
Producer, Written-By – Björk
3Frosti
Producer, Written-By – Björk
4Sun In My Mouth
Producer – BjörkWritten-By – Björk, Guy Sigsworth
5Heirloom
Producer, Written-By – Björk, Martin Console
6It's Not Up To You
Producer, Written-By – Björk
7Cocoon
Producer, Written-By – Björk, Thomas Knak
8Pagan Poetry
Producer, Written-By – Björk
9Undo
Producer – BjörkWritten-By – Björk, Thomas Knak
10Unison
Producer, Written-By – Björk
11Hidden Place
Producer, Written-By – Björk
12Harm Of Will
Producer – BjörkWritten-By – Björk, Guy Sigsworth, Harmony Korine

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
TPLP101CDBjörk Vespertine ‎(CD, Album)One Little IndianTPLP101CDUK2001
589000-9Björk Vespertine ‎(CD, Album, RE)Polydor, Universal Music Russia589000-9RussiaUnknown
589 000-1, UIJP-1001/2Björk Vespertine ‎(2xLP, Album)Polydor, Universal International589 000-1, UIJP-1001/2Japan2001
noneBjörk Vespertine ‎(CD, Unofficial)Not On Label (Björk)noneEuropeUnknown
62653-9Björk Vespertine ‎(DVD-A, Album, Multichannel, Sup)Elektra62653-9US2001

Credits

  • Arranged By [Celeste]Guy Sigsworth (tracks: C3, D2)
  • Arranged By [Choir]Björk (tracks: A1, A3, B1), Guy Sigsworth (tracks: A1, C2, D3), Vince Mendoza (tracks: A1, A3, C2, D2)
  • Arranged By [Clavichord]Guy Sigsworth (tracks: A3)
  • Arranged By [Harp]Björk (tracks: A3, B2, C1, D3), Zeena Parkins (tracks: A3 to B2, C2, C3, D3)
  • Arranged By [Music Box]Björk (tracks: B2 to C1)
  • Arranged By [Strings]Björk (tracks: D2), Vince Mendoza (tracks: A3, B1, C2, C3, D3)
  • Bass [Bassline]Björk (tracks: A1, B2, C1, C3)
  • CelestaGuy Sigsworth (tracks: C2, C3, D2)
  • Contractor [Choir Fixed By]Jenny O 'Grady
  • Contractor [Orchestral Sessions Fixed By]Isobel Griffiths
  • Coordinator [Olympic Studio Sessions Co-Ordinated By]Siobhan Paine
  • Coordinator [Orchestra And Choir Sessions Co-ordinated By]Stuart Green
  • Design [Swan Dress Designed By]Marjan Pejoski
  • Edited By [Vocal Editing]Björk (tracks: B1, D2)
  • Engineer [Air Lyndhurst, Assisted By]Rikky
  • Engineer [Air Lyndhurst]Geoff Foster
  • Engineer [Astoria, Assistant]Damon Idins
  • Engineer [Avatar, Assistant]Eric, Rory
  • Engineer [Bygosh Music Recording Studios, With Help From]Bobby Gosh
  • Engineer [Bygosh Music Recording Studios]Erik Gosh
  • Engineer [Magic Shop, Assistant]Juan Garcia
  • Engineer [Pro Tools Engineering On Mix By, Assistant]Aaron, Daniel Porter, David Treahearn, Matt Fields
  • Engineer [Pro Tools Engineering On Mix By]Jan Kybert
  • Engineer [Quad Studios, Assistant]Jason Spears, Ricardo Gary Walker
  • Engineer [Sear Sound, 2nd Assistant]Adrian Dawson
  • Engineer [Sear Sound, Assistant]Aarron Franz
  • HarpCaryl Thomas (tracks: A3), Zeena Parkins (tracks: A3, B1, C1 to C3, D3)
  • Lyrics ByE.E. Cummings (tracks: C3)
  • Mixed ByMark ‹Spike› Stent
  • Orchestrated ByVince Mendoza (tracks: A1, A3, B1, C2, C3, D2, D3)
  • Other [Arrangement Of Transfer To Music Box By] – Jack Perron
  • Other [Music Boxes Supplied By] – James Sault And Porter Music Boxes
  • Other [Pro Tools Back-Up And Assistance From] – Digi Design
  • Programmed ByBjörk (tracks: A2, B2, C1, C3, D3), Damian Taylor (tracks: A1, C1, C2, D3), Guy Sigsworth (tracks: A1, C2, D3), Jake Davies (tracks: A1, B2, C1), Marius De Vries (tracks: B2, C1, C2), Martin Console (tracks: D1), Matmos (tracks: A1, C1, C2, D3), Matthew Herbert (tracks: A1, D3), Thomas Knak (tracks: A2, B1), Valgeir Sigurdsson (tracks: A3, C3, D3)
  • SleeveInez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, M/M
  • Arranged By [Arrrangement Of Transfer To Music Box]Jack Perron
  • Contractor [Choir Fixed By]Jenny O'Grady
  • Contractor [Orchestra Session Fixed By]Isobel Griffiths
  • Coordinator [Olympic Studio Sessions Co-ordinated By]Siobhan Paine
  • Coordinator [Orchestra And Choir Sessions Co-ordinated By]Stuart Green
  • Design [Sleeve]Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, M/M ‹Paris›
  • Engineer [2nd Assistant]Adrian Dawson
  • Engineer [Assistant]Aaron Franz, Damon Idins, Eric & Rory, Jason Spears, Juan Garcia, Ricardo Gary Walker
  • Engineer [Music Box Recording, Assistant]Bobby Gosh
  • Engineer [Music Box Recording]Erik Gosh
  • Engineer [Pro Tools On Mix Assistant]Aaron, Daniel Porter, David Treahearn, Matt Fields
  • Engineer [Pro Tools On Mix]Jan "Stan" Kybert
  • Engineer [Strings And Choir]Geoff Foster, Rikky
  • Mixed ByMark "Spike" Stent
  • Orchestrated By [Strings And Choir]Vince Mendoza
  • Other [Music Boxes Supplied By] – James Sault, Porter Music Boxes
  • Other [Swan Dress Designed By] – Marjan Pejoski
  • Written-ByBjörk, Guy Sigsworth (tracks: 8, 9, 11), Harmony Korine (tracks: 11), Martin Console (tracks: 10), Thomas Knak (tracks: 2, 4)

Notes

Vuelve El 3 De Septiembre
1er SINGLE Y DVD "HIDDEN PLACE"
6 De Agosto
Copia De Escucha Fecha 2001/06/25

Comes in computer slimcase.
Track durations do not appear on the release itself but entered precisely.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

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 EC180g Heavy Vinyl Pressing. Glossy gatefold sleeve. Includes printed inner sleeves.

Unison misspelt as "Unisona" on back cover.

The printed inner record sleeves do not have openings for viewing record labels as the other versions do. The sleeves are solid paper.

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

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 ECHDCD 24Bit.

Comes in standard jewelcase with cardboard sleeve wrapped around.Released in a jewel case with an opaque white back piece (but includes a regular backsleeve) and a sticker.

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 Oval - Systemisch album. 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 Bugosh 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.

Barcodes

  • Barcode: 5 016958 046019
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): TPLP101 TΛ BF90200-01 A1 MCD
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): TPLP101 TC BF90200-01 B1 MCD
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C): TPLP101 BF90200-02 C1 MCD
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D): TPLP101 BF90200-02 D1 MCD
  • Matrix / Runout (VARIANT 1 Runout Side A): LP101 TΛ BF90200-01 A1 MCD
  • Matrix / Runout (VARIANT 1 Runout Side B): TPLP101 TC BF90200-01 B1 MCD
  • Matrix / Runout (VARIANT 1 Runout Side C): LP101 VA BF90200-02 C1 MCD
  • Matrix / Runout (VARIANT 1 Runout Side D): LP101 BF90200-02 D1 VX MCD
  • Label Code (Label Side A): TPLP.A
  • Label Code (Label Side B): TPLP.B
  • Label Code (Label Side C): TPLP.C
  • Label Code (Label Side D): TPLP.D
  • Barcode: 9 787798 000160
  • Other (ISBN): 7-7998-0001-1
  • Barcode (Text): 7 31458 90002 3
  • Barcode (String): 731458900023
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 5890002 01 5
  • Other: MADE IN UK BY UNIVERSAL M & L
  • Label Code: LC 00309
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 04C2
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 04D8
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 04E8
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • 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

Companies

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Björk Overseas Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – One Little Indian Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Björk Overseas Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – One Little Indian Ltd.
  • Licensed To – One Little Indian Records
  • Licensed To – Polydor Ltd.
  • Published By – Universal Music
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Published By – Flirt 99
  • Recorded At – El Cortijo Studio
  • Recorded At – The Magic Shop
  • Recorded At – Master Sound Astoria
  • Recorded At – Avatar Studios
  • Recorded At – Sear Sound
  • Recorded At – Thule Studios
  • Recorded At – Greenhouse Studios Iceland
  • Recorded At – Quad Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – The Looking Glass Studios
  • Recorded At – The Loft on Lafayette Street
  • Recorded At – Olympic Studios
  • Recorded At – Bygosh Music Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – Air Lyndhurst Hall
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Björk Overseas Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Björk Overseas Ltd.
  • Licensed Through – One Little Indian Ltd.
  • Licensed To – Polydor Ltd.
  • Made By – Universal M & L, UK
  • Published By – Universal Music
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Published By – Flirt 99
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Björk Overseas Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – One Little Indian Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Björk Overseas Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – One Little Indian Ltd.
  • Licensed To – One Little Indian Ltd.
  • Licensed To – Polydor Ltd.

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Comments

Milleynti Milleynti
Cocoon is extremely similar to Opiate - Insert from Opiate / Dub Tractor - Opiate / Dub Tractor Split. I'm literally shook.
Urllet Urllet
Wow, never heard of Opiate and that album seems very obscure but they do sound EXTREMELY similar. Did some research and found that the dude behind Opiate actually helped produce Vespertine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Knak
Ffel Ffel
How about the pressing and sound quality? Mine is a little bit too noisy, I mean, the vinyl crackle.
BORZOTA BORZOTA
I bought 2 copies of this pressing and both sounds not as good as the Japanese version. If you are into original/first pressing you will be astonished by the quality of this one. https://www.discogs.com/es/Bj%C3%B6rk-Vespertine/release/2187542
Yndanol Yndanol
Mine is ;Disc 1 - 160g actuallyDisc 2 - 180g actuallyWhat about yours?I guess mine is original press and I bought second hand so might be switched but the number is both TPLP101.
Gaxaisvem Gaxaisvem
Just submitted the reissue... See if it goes through.
Akirg Akirg
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: http://www.bbc.com/newsbeat/14460204
Saithinin Saithinin
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).
Yahm Yahm
I also noticed that the packaging itself is a bit different. it is thinner than the original gatefold sleeve
Trash Obsession Trash Obsession
Yeah that's what I'm saying, mine's not 200g or individually numbered but on the runout grooves it says 'DMM' after the matrix numbers. So don't know what's going on, maybe they recently used the 2008 DMM stampers to press another run or something.
Burirus Burirus
The DMM editions are on 200g virgin vinyl don't forget
Fenrikree Fenrikree
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...
Yar Yar
I'll see your Debut to Vespertine and raise you a Debut to Greatest Hits, with It's in our Hands being the swansong, um, song, for the first era. Family Tree and Live Box were also 2003/4ish I believe? She seemed to do a big look back, tying up the loose ends before diving into Medulla. To ReadyBeast: interesting take and good review however, music hits us all in different ways...
Keth Keth
It's debut to Vespertine. All bjork fans know this but I guess you missed it.
Livina Livina
Interesting review... for me Vespertine was great. After that she got too weird for me. If this was the foundation... it went far enough for me. Although I probably need to give the later records a second chance.