Telegram is the first full-length and second overall remix album by Icelandic 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, except the "Enjoy" remix which was previously unreleased. All of the songs on Post were remixed, excluding "The Modern Things" and "It's Oh So Quiet"
While Telegram provides some of the most challenging listening yet heard on a Björk album, it is essentially because the new arrangements are radical - in terms of electronic dance music, the actual music and remixes are far from radical. Still, Telegram works as an excellent introduction to techno for alternative pop fans unsure of where to begin exploring.
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More along the lines of Debut, an album I've only recently come to realize as one of Bjork's most consistent works, Telegram is a product of its time and remains faithful in that aspect almost entirely - something I felt that Post lacked with its ambitions driving the product more. 3. 1y. musicmagpie55. 85. A reinterpretation of Bjork's second album that highlights the anxiety and sinister underbelly of Post.
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, except the "Enjoy" remix which was previously unreleased. All of the songs on Post were remixed, excluding "The Modern Things" and "It's Oh So Quiet"
Telegram was released in Europe first in November 1996, US release came a little bit later in January 1997. Björk remix compilations: The Best Mixes from Debu. Telegram ▪ ‹Army Of Me Remixes And Covers ▪ Voltaïc ▪ Bastards. Possibly Maybe (Lucy Mix).
A remix for me is like a duet between the person I’m working with and myself. So says Iceland’s mercurial pop visionary, Björk. And so it is on her new album Telegram. In bold brushstrokes, Björk reinvents 9 songs from her eclectic Post album, and offers up a brand new track with noted British percussionist Evelyn Glennie. In the following interview, the artist talks about the making of Telegram.
|1||Possibly Maybe (LFO)||3:02|
|2||Hyperballad (Brodsky Quartet)||4:20|
|4||My Spine (Evelyn Glennie)||2:33|
|5||I Miss You (Dobie)||5:33|
|7||You've Been Flirting Again (Bjork)||3:20|
|8||Cover Me (Dillinja)||6:21|
|9||Army Of Me (Graham Massey)||5:15|
|10||Headphones (Mika Vainio)||6:21|
- Remix – Björk (tracks: 7), Brodsky Quartet (tracks: 2), Dillinja (tracks: 8), Dobie (tracks: 5), Deodato* (tracks: 6), Graham Massey (tracks: 9), LFO (tracks: 1), Mika Vainio (tracks: 10), Outcast (tracks: 3)
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|TPLP51CDT||Björk||Telegram (CD, Comp)||One Little Indian||TPLP51CDT||UK||1996|
|MUMCD9605, 533 968-2||Björk||Telegram (CD, Comp)||Mother Records, Mother Records||MUMCD9605, 533 968-2||Ukraine||2004|
|TPLP51TDMM||Björk||Telegram (2xLP, Comp, RE)||One Little Indian||TPLP51TDMM||UK||2016|
|KJF-31-867||Björk||Telegram (CD, Comp, Unofficial)||Mother Records||KJF-31-867||Bulgaria||1996|
|61897-2||Björk||Telegram (CD, Comp, WEA)||Elektra||61897-2||US||1997|