In celebration of Bjork's mid-career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the release of the Bjork: Archives book, One Little Indian is reissuing the Bjork vinyl back catalogue, and for an exclusive period the vinyl will be colored to the hue that personifies that album character. Vespertine's character is frozen winter world celestial whispered vocals passive loyal swans paradise laptops harps glockenspiels music boxes micro beats orchestra choir disney salvation white.
Vespertine is the fifth studio album by Icelandic musician Björk, released on August 27, 2001, on One Little Indian Records. It was recorded at locations in Spain, Iceland and the United States in 2000. The album peaked at number 19 on the Billboard 200 in the US and at number 8 on the UK Albums Chart. Three singles were released from Vespertine: "Hidden Place," "Pagan Poetry," and "Cocoon." The record was certified Gold in Canada, France and the UK.
With the foresight of the music being downloaded and played on computers, Bjork chose to use instruments that would not be compromised during the download process. These instruments include the harp, celesta, clavichord, and music boxes. Strings are also heavily featured. Vespertine sees Bjork creating an introverted, quiet world of swirling microbeats and personal lyrics. It was nominated for Best Alternative Album at the 2002 Grammy Awards. Stylus Magazine placed it 36th on their 'Top 50 Albums: 2000-2005.' Vespertine was also selected as one of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
"An album singing the praises of peace and quiet, Vespertine isn't merely lovely; it proves that in Björk's hands, intimacy can be just as compelling as louder emotions." -Heather Phares, allmusic.com
Limited Edition White Vinyl
Includes MP3 Code Card
1. Hidden Place
3. It's Not Up to You
5. Pagan Poetry
8. An Echo, A Stain
9. Sun in My Mouth
11. Harm of WIll