Surrounded

Surrounded

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by Björk
     
 
One of the most eccentric and fascinating artists of the past decade, Icelandic chanteuse Björk Gudmundsdóttir has carved out a distinct corner of the pop music landscape by blending elements of dance/electronica with jazz, art rock, show tunes, and more. Her solo career is recapped attractively in this cranberry-colored, seven-disc box set, which contains each of her

Overview

One of the most eccentric and fascinating artists of the past decade, Icelandic chanteuse Björk Gudmundsdóttir has carved out a distinct corner of the pop music landscape by blending elements of dance/electronica with jazz, art rock, show tunes, and more. Her solo career is recapped attractively in this cranberry-colored, seven-disc box set, which contains each of her six albums in a DualDisc presentation, along with Drawing Restraint 9, the soundtrack to Björk's 2005 film collaboration with her partner, Matthew Barney. Each disc is packaged in a jewel case with the original booklet. The CD side of each features the original album, while the DVD side contains the original album remastered in Dolby 5.1 and DTS Surround Sound, as well as accompanying videos. Among the 26 clips included are "It's Oh So Quiet," directed by Spike Jonze (Adaptation, Being John Malkovich) and "I Miss You," directed by Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi. Surrounded is a must-have for Björk fans, serving as both a gorgeous sound upgrade to her solo catalog and a pop-culture objet d'art.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Yet another beautifully packaged Björk collection, Surrounded collects seven of her albums, spanning Debut to Drawing Restraint 9, in DualDisc format. As with most DualDiscs, all seven albums here are presented in their regular format on the CD side and in remastered Dolby 5.1 and DTS Surround Sound on the DVD side. Except for Selmasongs and Drawing Restraint 9, each disc included in Surrounded also features all of the videos associated with the album. For any Björk fans intrigued with DualDiscs, Surrounded offers a convenient -- and pretty -- way to own her work in that format.
Entertainment Weekly - Ryan Dombal
[Grade: A] Surrounded successfully revitalizes some of the most ambitious pop music of the last 13 years.
San Francisco Chronicle - Aidin Vaziri
The sound quality is incredible, the packaging attractive and bundling each double-sided disc with its accompanying music videos is a smart move.... A great opportunity to re-evaluate the groundbreaking work of the cosmic Icelandic songstress.
Miami Herald - Evelyn McDonnell
Björk is one of the most consistently intelligent and provocative artists in contemporary music.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/27/2006
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0081227321222
catalogNumber:
73212

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Human Behaviour
  2. Crying
  3. Venus as a Boy
  4. There's More to Life Than This
  5. Like Someone in Love
  6. Big Time Sensuality
  7. One Day
  8. Aeroplane
  9. Come to Me
  10. Violently Happy
  11. The Anchor Song
  12. Play Dead

Disc 2

  1. Human Behaviour
  2. Crying
  3. Venus as a Boy
  4. There's More to Life Than This
  5. Like Someone in Love
  6. Big Time Sensuality
  7. One Day
  8. Aeroplane
  9. Come to Me
  10. Violently Happy
  11. The Anchor Song
  12. Play Dead
  13. Human Behaviour
  14. Venus as a Boy
  15. Play Dead ...
  16. Big Time Sensuality
  17. Violently Happ

Disc 3

  1. Army of Me
  2. Hyper-Ballad
  3. The Modern Things
  4. It's Oh So Quiet
  5. Enjoy
  6. You've Been Flirting Again
  7. Isobel
  8. Possibly Maybe
  9. I Miss You
  10. Cover Me
  11. Headphones

Disc 4

  1. Army of Me
  2. Hyper-Ballad
  3. The Modern Things
  4. It's Oh So Quiet
  5. Enjoy
  6. You've Been Flirting Again
  7. Isobel
  8. Possibly Maybe
  9. I Miss You
  10. Cover Me
  11. Headphones
  12. Army of Me ...
  13. Isobel
  14. It's Oh So Quiet
  15. Hyper-Ballad
  16. Possibly Maybe
  17. I Miss You ...

Disc 5

  1. Hunter
  2. Jòga
  3. Unravel
  4. Bachelorette
  5. All Neon Like
  6. 5 Years
  7. Immature
  8. Alarm Call
  9. Pluto
  10. All Is Full of Love

Disc 6

  1. Hunter
  2. Jòga
  3. Unravel
  4. Bachelorette
  5. All Neon Like
  6. 5 Years
  7. Immature
  8. Alarm Call
  9. Pluto
  10. All Is Full of Love
  11. Jòga ...
  12. Bachelorette
  13. Hunter
  14. Alarm Call ...
  15. All Is Full of Love

Disc 7

  1. Overture
  2. Cvalda
  3. I've Seen It All
  4. Scatterheart
  5. In the Musicals
  6. 107 Steps
  7. New World

Disc 8

  1. Overture
  2. Cvalda
  3. I've Seen It All
  4. Scatterheart
  5. In the Musicals
  6. 107 Steps
  7. New World

Disc 9

  1. Hidden Place
  2. Cocoon
  3. It's Not Up to You
  4. Undo
  5. Pagan Poetry
  6. Frosti
  7. Aurora
  8. An Echo, A Stain
  9. Sun in My Mouth
  10. Heirloom
  11. Harm of Will
  12. Unison

Disc 10

  1. Hidden Place
  2. Cocoon
  3. It's Not Up to You
  4. Undo
  5. Pagan Poetry
  6. Frosti
  7. Aurora
  8. An Echo, A Stain
  9. Sun in My Mouth
  10. Heirloom
  11. Harm of Will
  12. Unison
  13. Hidden Place
  14. Pagan Poetry
  15. Cocoon
  16. It's in Our Hands
  17. Nature Is Ancient

Disc 11

  1. Pleasure Is All Mine
  2. Show Me Forgiveness
  3. Where Is the Line
  4. Vökuró
  5. Öll Birtan
  6. Who Is It (Carry My Joy on the Left, Carry My Pain on the Right)
  7. Submarine
  8. Desired Constellation
  9. Oceania
  10. Sonnets/Unrealities XI
  11. Ancestors
  12. Mouth's Cradle
  13. Midvikudags
  14. Triumph of a Heart

Disc 12

  1. Pleasure Is All Mine
  2. Show Me Forgiveness
  3. Where Is the Line
  4. Vökuró
  5. Öll Birtan
  6. Who Is It (Carry My Joy on the Left, Carry My Pain on the Right)
  7. Submarine
  8. Desired Constellation
  9. Oceania
  10. Sonnets/Unrealities XI
  11. Ancestors
  12. Mouth's Cradle
  13. Midvikudags
  14. Triumph of a Heart
  15. Oceania
  16. Who Is It ...
  17. Triumph of a Heart
  18. Desired Constellation
  19. Where Is the Line

Disc 13

  1. Gratitude
  2. Pearl
  3. Ambergris March
  4. Bath
  5. Hunter Vessel
  6. Shimenawa
  7. Vessel Shimenawa
  8. Storm
  9. Holographic Entrypoint
  10. Cetacea
  11. Antarctic Return

Disc 14

  1. Gratitude
  2. Petrolatum
  3. Pearl
  4. Bath
  5. Hunter Vessel
  6. Shimenawa
  7. Vessel Shimenawa
  8. Storm
  9. Holographic Entrypoint
  10. Ambergris March
  11. Cetacea
  12. Antarctic Return

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Björk   Primary Artist
Garry Hughes   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Robert Wyatt   Sampling
Oliver Lake   Brass
Deodato   Conductor
Corky Hale   Harp
John Altman   Conductor
John Barclay   Track Performer
Gary Barnacle   Soprano Saxophone,Brass
Alan Barnes   Track Performer
Pete Beachill   Track Performer
Mark Berrow   Violin
David Bobroff   Contrabass Trombone
Mike Brittain   Bass
Stuart Brooks   Trumpet,Track Performer
Simon Chamberlain   Track Performer
Roger Chase   Viola
Marius de Vries   Keyboards
Yona Dunsford   Choir, Chorus
Bruce Eidem   Trombone
Simon Gardner   Track Performer
Roger Garland   Violin
Wilfred Gibson   Violin
Colin Green   Track Performer
Malcolm Griffiths   Track Performer
Kathy Halvorson   Oboe
Nellee Hooper   Percussion,Drums
Luis Jardim   Bass,Percussion,Drums
Paul Kegg   Cello
Chris Laurence   Bass
Helen Liebmann   Cello
Dan Levine   Trombone
Martin Loveday   Cello
Melanie Marshall   Choir, Chorus
Peter Oxer   Violin
Zeena Parkins   Harp
Paul Pritchard   Bass
Gregory Purnhagen   Trombone
Maciej Rakowski   Violin
Frank Ricotti   Snare Drums
George Robertson   Viola
Ralph Salmins   Track Performer
Steve Saunders   Track Performer
J. Neil Sidwell   Track Performer
Guy Sigsworth   Celeste,Clavichord,Harpsichord,Keyboards,Pipe organ
Talvin Singh   Percussion,Tabla,Musical Direction
Bill Skeat   Track Performer
Robert Smissen   Viola
Ray Swinfield   Track Performer
Philip Todd   Track Performer
Tricky   Keyboards
Peter Van Hooke   Gong
Martin Virgo   Keyboards
Gavyn Wright   Violin
Paul Morgan   Track Performer
Maurice Murphy   Trumpet
Dean Plank   Trombone
Helen Tunstall   Harp
Steve Waterman   Track Performer
Vaughan Armon   Violin
James Button   Oboe
Bill Hawkes   Viola
Peter Lale   Viola
Tony Pleeth   Cello
Alasdair Malloy   Glass Harmonica
Graham Massey   Keyboards
Paul Waller   Keyboards
Jon Mallison   Guitar
Stephen Henderson   Timpani
Jim Couza   Hammered Dulcimer
Will Oldham   Vocals
Chris Washburn   Trombone
Jon R. Ornolfsson   Cello
Perry Mason   Violin
Sigurdur Bjarki Gunnarsson   Cello
Hrund Hardardottir   Viola
Moeidur Anna Sigurdardottir   Viola
Sveinbjarnardóttir   Violin
Sigurbjorn Bernhardsson   Violin
Sigrun Edvaldsdottir   Violin
Sif Tulinius   Violin
John Tunnell   Cello
Micaela Haslam   Choir, Chorus
Sarah Eyden   Choir, Chorus
Jeff Bryant   Horn
Mayumi Miyata   Sho
Janet Mooney   Choir, Chorus
Alexandra Knoll   Oboe
Helen Hampton   Choir, Chorus
Einar Örn   Trumpet
Ann DeRenais   Choir, Chorus
Jacqueline Barron   Choir, Chorus
Rachel Chapman   Choir, Chorus
Heather Chirncross   Choir, Chorus
Tarsha Colt   Choir, Chorus
Guðrún Finnbjarnardóttir   Alto (Vocal)
Inga Harðardóttir   Soprano (Vocal)
Anna Hinriksdóttir   Alto (Vocal)
Hugrún Hólmgeirsdóttir   Soprano (Vocal)
Benedikt Ingólfsson   Bass (Vocal)
Elfa Ingvadóttir   Soprano (Vocal)
Guðmundur Vignir Karlsson   Tenor (Vocal)
Jónína Guðrún KristinsdóttirÞ   Alto (Vocal)
Nico Muhly   Piano,Conductor
Helen Pakker   Choir, Chorus
Hjálmar Pétursson   Bass (Vocal)
Samantha Shaw   Choir, Chorus
Jude Sim   Choir, Chorus
Sarah Simmondi   Choir, Chorus
Karen Woodhowe   Choir, Chorus
Mark Blakkat Bell   Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Icelandic Choir   Track Performer
Emil Friðfinnsson   Horn
Scott Bartucca   Oboe
Christopher Gaudi   Oboe
Mai Kamio   Children's Chorus
Alisa Kikuchi   Children's Chorus
Winnie Lai   Oboe
Eleanor Miceli   Children's Chorus
Taro Miceli   Children's Chorus
Shiro Nomura   Vocals
Shonosuke Okura   Percussion,Chant
Guðrún Óskarsdóttir   Harpsichord
Eiríkur Örn Pálsson   Trumpet
Jónas Sen   Celeste
Shogo Senda   Children's Chorus
Raku Shigematsu   Children's Chorus
Samuel Solomon   Percussion,Glockenspiel,Crotale
Henry Takizawa   Children's Chorus
Merrill Takizawa   Children's Chorus
Mike "Brotha Jinx" Thompson   Horn
Shelisa Anderson   Background Vocals
Örn Arnarson   Bass (Vocal)
Paul Gradham   Bass
Connie Hughes   Track Performer
Gísli Magna   Tenor (Vocal)
þorbjörn Sigurðsson   Tenor (Vocal)
Björn Thorarensen   Tenor (Vocal)
Tanya Tagaq Gillis   Track Performer
Bruce Smith   Percussion,Drums
Valgeir Sigurðsson   Keyboards
Emma Brain-Gabbott   Choir, Chorus
Benedict Cruft   Violin
James McLeod   Violin
Jenny O'Grady   Choir, Chorus
Bob Sydor   Track Performer
Mike Mower   Brass

Technical Credits

Garry Hughes   Programming
Oliver Lake   Brass Arrangment
Vince Mendoza   Orchestration,String Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Deodato   Orchestration,String Arrangements,String Conductor
Björk   Composer
John Altman   Orchestral Arrangements
Howard "Howie" Bernstein   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Paul Corkett   Engineer
Marius de Vries   Composer,Programming,Producer
Neil Dorfsman   Engineer
Markus Dravs   Programming,Engineer,drum programming,Electronic Noise
Nellee Hooper   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Author
Howie B   Programming,Producer
Hugoth Nicolson   Engineer
Zeena Parkins   Harp Arrangement
Brian Pugsley   Engineer
Guy Sigsworth   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Choir Arrangement,Beat Programming
Stone   Engineer
Tricky   Programming,Producer
Martin Virgo   Programming
Paul Wertheimer   Engineer
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Geoff Foster   Engineer
Matthew Herbert   Programming
Jim Abbiss   Engineer
Jake Davies   Programming,Engineer,Vocal Engineer,Beat Programming
Graham Massey   Composer,Programming,Producer
Paul Waller   Programming
Rahzel   beats
Fisch   Engineer
Hussein Chalaya   Clothing Design
e.e. cummings   Composer
Lenny Franchi   Programming,Engineer
Ola Sjonneby   Composer
Leila   Programming
Magga Stina   Choir Arrangement
Olivier Alary   Composer,Programming
Thomas Knak   Composer
Alexander McQueen   Art Direction,Cover Image
Akira Rabelais   Composer,Piano Treatments
Richard Brown   Programming
H. Shalleh   Engineer
Damian Taylor   Programming,Beat Programming
Matthew Barney   Composer
Bert Reisfeld   Composer
Martin Gardiner   Artwork
Mark Blakkat Bell   Programming,Producer,drum programming,Beat Programming
Takahiro Uchida   Engineer
Kuniyoshi Ueda   Arranger
Ásta   Contributor
Martin Console   Composer,Programming,Producer
Erik Gosh   Engineer
Andrea Helgadottir   Coloration
Thomas Knek   Programming,Producer
Marjan Pejoski   Clothing Design
Sureh Sathe   String Arrangements
Tanya Tagaq Gillis   Composer
Valgeir Sigurðsson   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Beat Programming
Harmony Korine   Composer
David Burnham   Engineer
Steve Price   Engineer
Paul "P-Dub" Walton   Engineer

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Surrounded 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've Been a BIG BJORK FAN WAY SINCE "DEBUT".PEOPLE THIS BOX SET IS SO FABOLOUS!TOTALLY FOR THE REAL BJORK LISTENERS!!I'M TELLING U ALL THIS BOX DUALDISKS SET IS AWESOME!!U HEAR ME AWESOME!!!!!!!!