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All Is Full of Love
Bjork
All Is Full of Love
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Imported from Reykjavik, Iceland! 1998 Bjork Collaboration with German Techno Upstarts Funkdtorung.

      

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All Artists: Bjork
Title: All Is Full of Love
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Elektra / Wea
Original Release Date: 10/12/1999
Release Date: 10/12/1999
Album Type: Single, Enhanced
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Electronica
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075596372329

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Imported from Reykjavik, Iceland! 1998 Bjork Collaboration with German Techno Upstarts Funkdtorung.

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CD Reviews

You have to trust it.
mfpb4000 | Dallas, TX | 02/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is my favorite Bjork song of all time - and I own ALL of her CDs. This single is exceptionally good value (especially considering the price of most Bjork singles), and the 6 mixes are all great.Video Version - Beautiful reconstruction of the original that works great with the music video. If you have to listen to one, listen to this.
Funkstorung Exclusive - Interesting in that it sort of rearranges the words. Definately the most liberal of the mixes, it may be hard to love for some, including purists.
Strings - My favorite of the six, I believe this version (which at first seems quite similar to the Video version) perfects the balance between Bjork's beautiful trademark orchestration, the beat, and the vocals.
Album version - I actually heard the video version before I bought Homogenic, and didn't realize that this original was a different version. I personally don't care for it much.
Plaid mix - Very soothing and intimate. Well done.
Guy Sigsworth mix - Adds a beautiful saxophone (as another reviewer mentioned, it seems to allude to Debut's standout, 'The Anchor Song'). Also adds a couple of other intesting elements to the mix. I still prefer the strings version, but this certainly is very good, especially the surprise ending (!).A note - the copy I received had a different cover than www.amazon.com's image. The cover is similar to that of the second UK single. I'm not sure what this is supposed to mean, just letting you know. I certainly don't mind.Overall, highly reccomended. ..."
Bjork's Absolute Best
C. Heath | Seattle, WA USA | 12/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I initially bought Bjork's Greatest Hits album, I listened to "Big Time Sensuality" over and over again. I finally decided I would listen to the other songs, and I was completely stunned upon hearing the first track. The video version of "All Is Full of Love" blew me away, and I found myself repeating it.

This is (in my opinion) Bjork's best song, hands down. Vocally, she has sounded better. But there's an innocence, honesty and loveliness about this song that you just can't ignore. It's inspiring, transcending and bright, and it portrays the newness of a spring day perfectly. There is indeed love all around you; you just have to open up your eyes to see it. Every version of the tune offers the listener a new mood.

Video Version: First, I just have to be honest and say this is the most sensual song I have ever heard. The sugary warm chords, the magical sitar, Bjork's longing vocals and the persistent drums take you on an emotional ride. A clarinet, playing simple arpeggios, adds a hint of optimism and playfulness. For music lovers this will undoubtedly give you goosebumps: it's that moving. I always think of kisses and hugs listening to this. It just makes you feel warm and fuzzy about everything. 6/5

Funkstorung Exclusive Mix: While I enjoy the syncopated drums and beats in this tune, I was disappointed that the chorus and verses are not heard intact here. Her vocals are edited, warped and mixed up to produce random vocal patterns. Though it's a very interesting and sometimes fun remix, I began to tire of it after the first two minutes. However, it is a charming version with light harp melodies and occasional wispy chords. 4/5

Strings: This is the same recording as the Video Version, however the strings are greatly amplified. This mix effectively adds more impact to the instrumentation of this song, without drowning out Bjork's vocals. Combined with the original emotion produced in the Video Version, the strings make this a tearjerker. It's even more longing and simply divine. 6/5

Album Version: The quietest of the mixes here, I have always adored this version. A gentle pulsing electronic bass beat continues through the song, as heavenly sweeping chords and the original sitar arrangement sparkle. There is no percussion to be heard here, but it produces a wonderfully enchanting effect. On the album "Homogenic", this song appears after the harsh dance track "Pluto", and it's soothing to the ears. It truly sounds like the flowers gently pushing through the last of the winter snow. 6/5

Plaid Mix: Everything about this version is sparkly and magnetic. Opening with tender echoes and clarinets, I assumed this was going to be a subdued mix. I was pleasantly surprised as this mix gently moved from soothing to emotionally soaring in the chorus. And don't judge by the audio preview of this version: it doesn't do the song justice. The beat is very stripped and simple, but the carefully arranged instruments in this version are what truly shine. I would have loved to hear Bjork's vocals echo here, but they're beautiful just as they are. 6/5

Guy Sigsworth Mix: This is the perfect conclusion for such a divine single. A combination of fluttering saxophones opens this number, and carry peacefully throughout. There's a higher level of emotion here; perhaps it's because the saxophones themselves sound as if they're longing for happiness. I can't really describe it, but it truly casts a spell. The instrumental depth is fantastic here; it's very deep and moving. The beat (not as strong as the Video Version) is just intense enough to be effective. This version feels a little more structured vocally: Bjork's vocals are split apart to create a second verse. The surprise ending in this song somehow works: it leaves much to be desired, but you really feel like Bjork couldn't top herself anymore. 6/5

Also included on this single is the infamous video, which is artistic, innovative and impressive. This is well worth the money, and I highly recommend it, especially if you adore Bjork such as I do.

"You'll be given love; you have to trust it.""
Bjork is full of luv...
Dogville | Sunny Island | 12/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bjork's releases a 5th single from the acclaimed 1997 album Homogenic. A hanuting and poigant song about love, Bjork lapses into a slow and serene mood here. The video version which is a slightly altered album version, contains extra beats which enhances the original. The video to this single is included here and as usual, an excellent one with two robotic Bjorks falling in love with each other. Mechanical yet emotive is what director Chris Cummingham (Madonna's Frozen) achieved. The Funkstorung Mix is a dark and trippy mix while the Plaid Mix is a more upbeat version of the song. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from the Icelandic queen who demonstrates a whole diverse range of music genres!"