TELEGRAM

Björk released the remix album, "Telegram" made up largely of songs from her platinum selling album, "Post". Recorded for artistic creativity as opposed to commerciality, "Telegram" is nine guest treatments of songs from this period and range from the lush string textures of The Brodsky Quartet on "Hyperballad" through Dillinja's jagged drum'n'bass version of "Cover Me" to Deodato's warm spin on "Isobel."

"Telegram" was commissioned personally by Björk to include artists she highly reveres and the brief remained for them to remix the tracks with total freedom. In response to the mixes received Björk went back into the studio to re-recorded the vocals to complement. On several of these new versions Björk has, in fact shared the mixing.

She co-produced the haunting "My Spine" with the song's percussionist Evelyn Glennie and, along with "Hyperballad" and "Isobel", this track was recorded live and acoustic, avoiding the recording "tricknology" usually associated with the remix process. Mixing duties were also split with Markus Dravs on the wonderfully rich "You've Been Flirting Again". Despite her involvement vocally, she has also allowed her songs to be completely deconstructed as LFO proved with their spacey version of "Possibly Maybe", as did Dobie with a hip hop excursion through "I Miss You".

A collection of songs that have grown and developed fresh meaning, Björk's natural instinct to veer from the original blueprint of her songs is proved right with "Telegram." This album finishes Björk's POST period - and maybe shows you the course she will take on her third album. Follow her to the edge of possibilities ... The album artwork of TELEGRAM is a booklet of photographs of Björk by the (in)famous Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki.

  • POSSIBLY MAYBE - LUCY MIX

  • HYPERBALLAD - BRODSKY QUARTET VERSION

  • ENJOY - FURTHER OVER THE EDGE MIX

  • MY SPINE - BJÖRK AND EVELYN GLENNIE

  • I MISS YOU - DOBIE RUB PART ONE (SUNSHINE MIX)

  • ISOBEL - DEODATO MIX

  • YOU'VE BEEN FLIRTING AGAIN - FLIRT AS A PROMISE

  • COVER ME - DILLINJA MIX

  • ARMY OF ME - MASSEY MIX

  • HEADPHONES - THE MËTRI MIX