Episode #2431

An Hour of Björk

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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Hear an hour of music by the elfin Icelandic singer and songwriter Björk on this edition of New Sounds. Listen to selections from albums like “Medulla,” “Vespertine,” and more. Plus, unusual arrangements of Björk songs by the Brodsky Quartet, Geoff Keezer, Rachel Z, and the Decemberists, among others.

PROGRAM # 2431, Unusual Arrangements of Songs by Björk (First aired on Tues. 6/28/2005)






Selmasongs (Dancer in The Dark)

I’ve Seen It All, excerpt [1:30]

Elektra 62533***



Desired Constellation [4:30]

Elektra #62981***

Various artists

Read: Interpreting Björk

Kaitlyn Ni Donovan: The Hunter [4:30]

Hush #043*

Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra

Private recording

The Hunter [6:30]

Private recording*

Evelyn Glennie

Her Greatest Hits

Oxygen (with Björk) [4:00]

BMG Classics #47629 **
Available for purchase at*



An Echo, A Stain [4:00]

Elektra #62653***

Various artists

Read: Interpreting Björk

The Decemberists: Human Behavior [5:00]

See above.

Brodsky Quartet


I’ve Seen It All [6:00]

Brodsky Records #3501***

Rachel Z.


Joga [7:00]

Chesky #JD 300*

Björk Guðmundsdottir & Trio Guðmundar Ingolfssonar


I Can’t Help Loving That Man [3:30]

Re-released in 2003 on One Little Indian.

Geoff Keezer

Zero One

Venus As A Boy, excerpt [3:00]

Global Music Network #36703*

Comments [4]


why is she described as'elfin' - sexist really - you don't describe gavin brier as bald - oops - love you anyway but watch that stuff

Jun. 06 2007 05:21 PM
hrh from tehran-iran

I once bought all her albums. The reason I bought all her albums were two films:
a) The Professional aka LEON by Luc Besson...Bjork can be heard in the sequence where Mathilda (Nathalie Portman) is working out, drinking milk...
b) Dancer in the Dark. This latter was the main reason to buy her albums.
So I guess I commented without being the closed minds. After listening to all her albums I gave them away.

Lambert; I can judge her music & not her because I once owned (paid for) her albums & now an eighty minutes burned Audio CD selection will do it for me. I think I'm getting older maybe & looking for new signature mellodic & harmonic patterns that she can't provide for my ears.

People have different taste & tact.
You have the right to enjoy Bjork.


Jun. 03 2007 06:46 PM
Lambert Heenan from Brooklyn, NY


Closed minds make themselves up before the evidence is in. A priori reasoning is flawed. How can you judge what you have not heard?

I hope you listened anyway. You might have enjoyed it. I know I am. :-)

Jun. 02 2007 11:19 PM
hrh from tehran-iran

I can create an 80 minutes burned Audio CD from all her albums & that will do it for me!

She has very limited signature melodic patterns & she's selling them to her audience for many years now.

Not my cup of tea really...



Jun. 02 2007 12:10 PM

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