Telegram (album)

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Telegram
Remix album by Björk
Released November 1996 (United Kingdom)
Genre Electronica, experimental, minimal techno, industrial rock
Length 47:13
Label One Little Indian
Producer Björk, Nellee Hooper, Tricky, Howie B and Eumir Deodato
Björk chronology
Post
(1995)
Telegram
(1996)
Homogenic
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club (Mixed) [2]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10) link[dead link]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[3]
Spin 3.5/5 stars [4]

Telegram is the first full-length remix album by Icelandic singer-songwriter/musician Björk. The album is a collection of remixes of several tracks from her album Post, which had all previously appeared as B-sides of the UK versions of the singles off Post, including the non-album track, "My Spine". The cover was shot by Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. All of the songs on Post were remixed, excluding "The Modern Things" and "It's Oh So Quiet". The collection also included one new song entitled "My Spine" which was originally slated to appear on Post but was pushed out by "Enjoy", becoming the B-side to the UK "It's Oh So Quiet" single instead. The album has sold 228,000 copies in U.S. according to SoundScan.

About Telegram[edit]

For me Telegram is really Post as well but all the elements of the songs are just exaggerated. It's like the core of Post. That's why it's funny to call it a remix album, it's like the opposite. Telegram is more stark, naked. Not trying to make it pretty or peaceable for the ear. Just a record I would buy myself. Like a letter to myself. Sort of... "fuck what people think". It's a truth thing.

—Björk in an interview with Blah Blah Blah in 1996.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Possibly Maybe" (Lucy Mix - LFO) – 3:02
  2. "Hyperballad" (Brodsky Quartet version) – 4:20
  3. "Enjoy" (Further Over the Edge Mix - Outcast) – 4:19
  4. "My Spine" featuring Evelyn Glennie – 2:33
  5. "I Miss You" (Dobie Rub Part One - Sunshine Mix) featuring Rodney P – 5:33
  6. "Isobel" (Deodato Mix) – 6:09
  7. "You've Been Flirting Again" (Flirt Is a Promise Mix - Björk) – 3:20
  8. "Cover Me" (Dillinja Mix) – 6:21
  9. "Army of Me" (Masseymix - Graham Massey) – 5:15
  10. "Headphones" (Ø Remix a.k.a. The Mëtri Mix - Mika Vainio) – 6:21

The track listing was originally going to contain Talvin Singh's "Calcutta Cyber Cafe" mix of "Possibly Maybe" and Plaid's remix of "Big Time Sensuality".[6] The Japanese version also includes the original version of "I Miss You".

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 59
U.S. Billboard 200 66

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United Kingdom November 1996
United States January 14, 1997

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Telegram -Björk at AllMusic. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  2. ^ Thompson, Stephen (19 April 2002). "Björk- Telegram". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan (November 2004). "Björk". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (Rolling Stone). p. 3. 
  4. ^ . Spin. March 1997. pp. 101–102.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ http://www.bjork.fr/Blah-Blah-Blah-1996
  6. ^ Flick, Larry (28 September 1996). "Dance Trax". In The Mix (Billboard). 

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