time! Björk Guðmansdoitter's solo career has
been spitting out gems for just about nine years now. Nine years!
After spinning back into the public eye with her award nominated
performance in the award winning film Dancer In the Dark,
and the following release of Vespertine, Björk's
fan-pool swelled with new found followers and that could only
mean one thing - it's time for a Greatest Hits album.
But out of over 90 songs recorded since 1993, 6
albums and over 20 singles how is one to choose or judge
what truly is a 'greatest hit?' How do you narrow down over
90 songs to 15? I'll tell you how. You let the fans
vote online (all Björk fans are internet people - you're
here reading this aren't you?). A vote was held on bjork.com.
But of course - the record companies also had their say - so
who's to tell how exactly things were chosen? The 15 tracks
came to be - including a new release,
It's In Our Hands - a song that had only previously
been performed during the Vespertine tour - a true treat for
Björk's fans. For more information on It's In Our Hands
and the video go to bjork.com.
The end result is a perfect album for any newbie Björk
fan and a perfect collector's item for the long time Björk
The track-list is as follows
(with notes of which album each song is originally from):
- All is full of love (homogenic)
- Hyperballad (post)
- Human Behavior (debut)
- Jóga (homogenic)
- Bachelorette (homogenic)
- Army of Me (post)
- Pagan Poetry (vepertine)
- Big Time Sensuality (debut)
- Venus as a Boy (debut)
- Hunter (homogenic)
- Hidden Place (vespertine)
- Isobel (post)
- Possibly Maybe (post)
- Play Dead (debut)
- It's In Our Hands (greatest hits)
Friðriksdóttir, another Icelandic artist, was
chosen by Björk to do the cover art for the Greatest Hits
album, It's In Our Hands Singles, and Family Tree Box set. Björk
felt that Gabriela's little cast of kooky creatures was a perfect
match for her career compilations - and cute too! The package
and print design were done by long time friends of Björk,
M/M Paris. Gabríela has a very little website
here. You can find out
more about M/M HERE.
Check out the Family Tree Special
for more of Gabríela's artwork!
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Björk 2002. Scans by Isobel.
Drawings that are not part of the press kit are original art by
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