Monday, November 2, 2015

Bjork Plans Limited Edition 'Vulnicura Live' Album

Bjork Plans Limited Edition 'Vulnicura Live' Album:

Björk will release a live album comprising cuts recorded during her 2015 tour, focusing on live iterations of songs off her 2014 album, Vulnicura, Pitchfork reports.

Vulnicura Live was mixed by Björk with help from Arca and the Haxan Cloak, both of whom also worked on the studio version. The 14-song set will include performances of seven Vulnicura tracks, and seven tracks culled from the rest of Björk's catalog.

The new collection will be released via Rough Trade Records as a double CD and LP on November 13th and December 4th, respectively. The vinyl will be printed as a picture disc, and both versions will come with four photo prints. Supplies will be limited to 1,000 copies of each version.

Live arrives alongside two more Vulnicura-related projects: The third and final installment of a remix series, which is available to stream now ahead of its November 20th release; and Vulnicura Strings (Vulnicura: The Acoustic Version), a remake of the album that features only string arrangements and Björk's voice. That LP also arrives December 4th, and is available to pre-order on the musician's website.

While fans will welcome these new releases, Björk has said she is ready to move on from her acclaimed, but emotionally taxing, LP, recorded in the aftermath of vocal surgery, a breakup with her longtime partner, her mother's heart attack and the death of studio collaborator Mark Bell. In August, Björk postponed, then canceled, a handful of European dates, citing her eagerness to focus on new music.

"Singing this album has been intense and the internal clock of it different to the other ones. It has sort of had to behave in its own little way," Björk wrote on Facebook. "Both the urgency of the leak and now this sudden closure for reasons beyond my control is characteristic of that. I hope through the years I have earned enough tour karma points to get your support for this."

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