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Bjork Selmasongs


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Overture | Cvalda | I've Seen It All | Scatterheart | In The Musicals | 107 Steps | New World
(Elektra - 2000)
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Bjork's ability to at once respect and transform the conventions of musical theater goes back to her croon-and-scream rendition of "It's Oh So Quiet," the big-band showstopper on her 1995 album, Post. So it makes sense that she stars in Dancer in the Dark, Lars von Trier's prizewinner at this year's Cannes Film Festival, about a Czech immigrant who in 1964 escapes the tedium of her factory job by imagining that she lives in a Hollywood movie musical. Bjork also supplies the film's soundtrack, an appropriate marriage of industrial clanging and symphonic melodrama. Bjork explored that same mix on her 1997 release, Homogenic. But here the clatter seems whimsical and friendly, like the fancy footwork of Gene Kelly. On "In the Musicals," orchestral strings swirl around shuffling beats that simultaneously suggest tap dancing and assembly-line rattle. "You were always there to catch me," she sings, not only describing an imaginary lover-dancer but also the bittersweet escape of music, the score of her daydreams. It is a powerful analogy, and this album, although short, represents a particularly accessible career highlight for Bjork. The clincher is the ballad "I've Seen It All," a duet with Radiohead's Thom Yorke about blindness and resignation that is so West Side Story in its Technicolor soul it could make Stephen Sondheim cry. And probably you, too. (RS 850)


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Subject: fine, send me a copy
Rating: 5 |
Date: 2/2/2002 7:04:43 PM

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Subject: One Of The Greatest Soundtracks
Rating: 5 |
Date: 4/14/2001 2:41:27 PM

Bjork-Selmasongs is the soundtrack to the wonderful movie Dancer In The Dark and let me tell you... this soundtrack, has as much as you can ask for. Great singing, good lyrics, excellent sounds and production by Bjork & her friends. I recommend this CD to.... everyone that has a creative soul which I hope is everyone.
P.S.-Go visit my website and e-mail me and tell me what you think. My Site


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