Björk

Homogenic: Live

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Recorded at various performances on her 1997-'98 tour, this live collection features Bjork backed only by her collaborator Mark Bell (on various electronic instruments) and the Icelandic String Octet. This relatively spare instrumentation allows Bjork to take her songs down slightly different paths, while retaining the heart of the studio recordings. Bjork's voice shines throughout, whether she's cutting loose on the liberating "5 Years" and the fiercely cathartic "Pluto" or gliding over the melodies of the pensive "You've Been Flirting Again" and the dreamy "All Neon Like." In addition to a handful of older songs, Bjork also includes two rarities--the jubilant, upbeat "I Go Humble" and the emotive, flamenco-tinged "So Broken"--tunes that blend seamlessly into the dynamic set.

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