Bjork Live Discs

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I find it hard to believe that no one has discussed these before, but I can't find anything on it.

Basically, I just have one question: Which Bjork live discs, if any, are worth the plunge? Are there any good deals on them online?

Robert Noll, Thursday, 27 January 2005 14:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

And how about the multitude of live dvds? I've never bought one, because how can you choose?

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 27 January 2005 14:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I don't know if it's available on disc, but there's a live recording of her show @ Union Chapel which can be p2p'd. It's pretty ace, but is with the Brodsky Quartet which may or may not bug you, depending.

stoleyourbike, Thursday, 27 January 2005 15:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The Royal Opera House DVD with Matmos, Zeena Parkins and the Inuit choir was recommended to me, and it is fantastic and sounds great on 5.1.

Chris Dahlen (Chris Dahlen), Thursday, 27 January 2005 16:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

that one is fun. I also like the MTV Unplugged DVD. Bizarre acoustic versions of songs from 'Debut', different arrangements for every track. (The 'Debut' live CD is taken mostly from this performance)

since the DVDs are around the same price as the CDs, I can't think of many reasons to buy them as albums.

(Jon L), Thursday, 27 January 2005 19:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The "post live" CD is a fiver in Fopp.

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 28 January 2005 15:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

thirteen years pass...


are all of her live versions of the studio albums worth getting? some more than others?

omar little, Friday, 11 May 2018 19:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

Volta is good

Royal opera vespertine is essential

Peaked redundancy (Ross), Friday, 11 May 2018 19:24 (ten months ago) Permalink

1993 tour:
- Vessel DVD is not worth your money.
- Debut Live CD is her MTV Unplugged session, some great rearrangements, recommended.

1995 tour:
- Live at Shepherd's Bush DVD is so-so, not the best performances in my opinion.
- Post Live CD mostly features tracks from the DVD (with some exceptions). TBH I think the way to go with this era are bootlegs, not official recordings.

1997-1998 tour:
- Live in Cambrige DVD is great, one of her best.
- Homogenic Live CD is also pretty good, a collection of performances from different shows, and it features some songs not included on the DVD ("So Broken"!)

2001 tour:
- Live at the Royal Opera House DVD is, as Ross put it, essential.
- Vespertine Live CD is also great. Tracks taken from different performances, more focus on Vespertine stuff, and some versions are pretty incredible.

2007-2008 tour:
- Voltaic CD is live-in-studio, don't bother with it.
- Voltaic DVD (live at Olympia) is good, even though she had vocal problems during that show and she sounds a bit raspy.

2011-2013 tour:
- Biophilia Live the DVD is quite interesting. The CD features the exact same stuff as the DVD and is not as impressive without the visual component. Not essential but recommended if you liked the studio album.

2015 tour:
- Vulnicura Live (audio-only) is a solid recording, but perhaps not essential.

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Friday, 11 May 2018 21:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

Damn son ^

Blood roses (Ross), Friday, 11 May 2018 21:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

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chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Friday, 11 May 2018 21:40 (ten months ago) Permalink

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