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Voltaic: Limited Edition

Nonesuch

Aug 20, 2009 Web Exclusive Bookmark and Share


 

Björk fans would be wise to clear room off of their shelves as another multi-platform collection from Iceland's favorite pixie has been released. Voltaic is a gathering of material spawned from the release of the artist's seventh full-length album, Volta. The centerpiece is a live album that features recordings from tour dates in Paris and Reykjavik. This deluxe limited edition set (you can also get stripped-down CD, CD/DVD, and 2CD/2DVD versions) includes the album on vinyl along with remixes from Herbert, Simian Mobile Disco, Ratatat, Modeselektor, and others.

You'll also be able to see the live show via DVD and view all of the official and fan-made videos from Volta on a separate DVD. With such a lavish release (7 round discs of content), I'm surprised that a Blu-ray of the live show wasn't included to maximize the picture and sound quality. The package itself is labyrinthine in how it houses so many layers of content, but it's too bad that much of the material isn't quite essential, making this a release for die-hards only. (www.bjork.com, www.nonesuch.com)

 

 

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