Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Daaimah Etheridge | Oxfordshire, England | 12/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I looove this c.d. Post is one of my favorite Bjork cd's so the live version is a real treat. Although all the songs are basically the same from the Live At Shepard's Bush DVD, the quality of the songs are amazing. The version of Big Time Sensuality here is absolutely AMAZING, like nothing I've ever heard and Army of Me is great too. I would recommend this cd to fans of Bjork but would suggest people new to her music should check out Post first and then give the live version a listen."
Live Is Better!
Hiloani Kialeta | Hawaii USA | 09/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sure a studio recording is great because it is so enhanced and flawless yet a live performance is so much better and shows off a lot more talent. Many artists can produce stunning recordings but in concert they are either pathetic or all they do is lip-synch. Bjork is not one of those singers, she is something totally different. Her original "Post" album was stunning but this live version may not be the whole original LP live but it offers some insight into her as a live performer.
I have never seen Bjork live, on TV or in concert so this may have been a challenge to me however it wasn't and this album perfectly complements that fact. Why see her live when you have this? I didn't buy this as part of the box set that you can get.
I bought it individually for $19.95 and it is well worth the money. In fact I bought it with lunch money and I had to miss out on dinner (well, not exactly I had some small McDonald's fries) however the point is I missed out on two meals for this and those missed meals were well worth it.
The first track on this album closed the original. "Headphones" is a great track yet here it seems a little hushed. Bjork makes a huge effort with the echo vocals and pulls it of well. "Army Of Me" the grating song of the original here starts off with an army drum march beat then heaves into the song where the vocals flurry with the swirling electronica.
"One Day" comes from "Debut" and is re-worked here to perfection and I say perfection because my review of "Debut" garnered it only an average 3 stars. Here it is way more mature and flowing.
A short track now made longer? "The Modern Things" sounds far longer than the original and this track really is one of the highlights of this album. The bit which sounds like the chorus ("Tahi" etc,) has a great instrument with it that sounds like an accordion but I'm not really quite sure what it is.
"Isobel" sounds exactly like the original and I have never quite realised what the lyrics are meanings they are quite abstract.
"Possibly Maybe" is a quiet version of the original, this gives the track a more dynamic and intimate feeling.
Undoubtedly the best track from "Post" was the epic song "Hyperballad". On this version it is basically the same but if you listen carefully you can hear that the string arrangement is totally new. Where did this track come from? "I Go Humble" is a rare exlcusive track that hasn't been on any studio albums. This is quite a funky track with great instrumentation.
"Big Time Sensuality" has been remixed and re-arranged so many times that the novelty has worn off, and it isn't even from "Post"! Yet it is enjoyable nonetheless.
The real scary track from the original was "Enjoy". The track is still really scary and remains as Bjork's second weirdest song just behind "Pluto".
"I Miss You" was a casualty from Bjork's greatest hits album and here is just superb and much better than the original.
I have never really liked her biggest hit "It's Oh So Quiet" and here it is the same, live it is really average.
But another stand-out would be "Anchor Song" which on "Debut" had a horrible horn section yet that has been replaced here in favour of a beautiful accordion.
Overall this is a great listen and I think it far surpasses the original. So go ahead and miss two meals for this gem.