Surrounded

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Surrounded
Box set by Björk
Released 27 June 2006
Label One Little Indian
Producer Various
Björk chronology
Drawing Restraint 9
(2005)
Surrounded
(2006)
Volta
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (5.9/10) link

Surrounded (stylised as (____surrounded): on the packaging) is a box set released on 27 June 2006, featuring seven of Björk's albums in DualDisc format.

The seven-disc box set contains the original albums on the CD sides, and the DVD sides contain each album remastered in Dolby Digital and DTS 96/24 5.1 surround sound. The corresponding music videos are also featured on the discs and are in PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1. The original stereo mixes are used for the CD sides and are not remastered. The box set was originally intended to be released in the higher resolution DVD-A format, as evidenced by the disc scans on Björk's official website.[1][2]

Albums[edit]

The albums contained within the boxset are:

  1. Debut
  2. Post
  3. Homogenic
  4. Selmasongs
  5. Vespertine
  6. Medúlla
  7. Drawing Restraint 9

All seven DualDiscs are also available separately.

Tracks[edit]

Paul PDub Walton, who had previously mixed the Drawing Restraint 9 soundtrack, oversaw the remixing and remastering, despite Mark Stent being responsible for mixing the albums Post through to Medúlla.

There are differences between the 5.1 versions of some tracks and the original stereo mixes—"I Miss You" from Post has a new vocal-take and "In the Musicals" from Selmasongs is in a new edited form.[3] The 5.1 version of "All Is Full of Love" from Homogenic is the video version and not the original album version, and the video version of "Hyperballad" from Post, which features different vocals, is also remixed into 5.1 sound.[3] In Vespertine some tracks have notable differences: "Undo" has different arrangements, "An Echo, A Stain" has a new flute enterlude and a different ending and "Unison" is sped-up.[4]

Also, the 5.1 side of the Drawing Restraint 9 soundtrack includes a bonus track, "Petrolatum", included in the movie score, but not in the original CD release.

Quote[edit]

For now, most of us can only enjoy the stereo mix of DR9 — the 5.1 mixes will be available in mid-2006. "It's kind of sad to have to do that," Björk admits, "but at the same time, if you only make records for people with 5.1 systems, you would just be making music for rich people!" She laughs. "And that's something I don't want to do."

—Björk, DigiZine - Winter 2006[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ quadraphonicquad.com (2010). "Bjork Surrounded Box Set". Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  2. ^ unit.bjork.com (2010). "(______surrounded):". Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  3. ^ a b 4um.bjork.com (2007). "bjork.com/\/\unity - OMFG I got SURROUNDED!!!". Retrieved 2007-02-10. 
  4. ^ "Surrounded". bjork.fr. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  5. ^ digidesign.com (2007). "DigiZine". Retrieved 2007-02-11. 

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