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    Selmasongs



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

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    I feel like this album is so underrated and overlooked. I love the orchestrations in all of the songs. It is short and sweet and flawless IMO. (To this day, I always end up skipping 107 steps because I don't want to relive the movie inside my head).

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    107 Steps and I've Seen It All are probably my favorites from the soundtrack.

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    I haven't listened to Bjork for a long time and left all my albums behind when I moved, but last week her old albums were on offer at my local HMV, so I splurged and got Homogenic, Selmasongs, Vespertine and Post. So far Selmasongs is the one that's gotten the most rotation. It's just perfect. I don't think I'll ever be able to watch the film again, but this album is going to be in my life for a long while to come. It's also one I'd recommend to people just getting into Bjork. Maybe after Homogenic, but probably before anything else.

    I wish some version of The Next To Last Song had made it onto the record, but I can totally see why they left it off.

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    Scatterheart is my favorite from Selmasongs. (the film version is also wonderful)

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    Even though I didn't enjoy the movie, I do like the soundtrack. I don't listen to it that often, but in honor of the new subforum, I gave everything a listen today. It's a good album.

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    Time to revive this thread to state my love (again) for the track "Scatterheart".

    I stumbled upon a hypnotizing trip-hop version of the song where the remixer used a monome, a device I had never heard of until I saw how it was used in the video:


    Back to the song itself: which one do you prefer - the film or album version? I can see the reasoning for the lyric change in Selmasongs since the version performed in the movie is a giant spoiler for those who haven't watched. Bjork's solo on the disc serves as a great standalone track that could work without any link to the movie. But the added cast ensemble and words found in the movie version kick the emotion to a higher level. The bit towards the end where Bjork repeatedly cries "I just did what I had to do!" is just beautiful and tragic at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepySweet View Post

    I stumbled upon a hypnotizing trip-hop version of the song where the remixer used a monome, a device I had never heard of until I saw how it was used in the video:
    that is really cool!
    It basically comes down to that word: love. I guess that's what it's all about.

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    after a long time I'm getting back into Björk, slowly diving back into Selmasongs (and a bit of Vespertine too), now exploring Overture and I've Seen It All - that last one is simply so beautiful and gentle in a way...and I'm gonna try to put Scatterheart and Pagan Poetry next to each other in a playlist

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    Scatterheart would be a natural fit for Vespertine. From this album, I only really listen to that one, New World, I've Seen It All and sometimes Cvalda because I still remember that scene vividly (haven't seen the film in over 10 years)

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