Telegram

December 16, 2008 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 10, 1997
  • Release Date: January 10, 1997
  • Label: 143/Lava/Atlantic
  • Copyright: 1997 Bjork Overseas Ltd./One Little Indian Ltd. under exclusive license to Elektra Entertainment Group for North America
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  • Total Length: 51:20
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  • ASIN: B001OB81LO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,580 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

And I thought I might as well give it a go.
filterite
TELEGRAM finds Bjork and her comrades polishing the rusty surfaces of pop music, creating new musical formations that glimmer and shine.
J. M. Zuurbier
Though not as good as her first two albums, this is an extremely creative remix album.
Chad DeFeo

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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Gyakusetsu on July 1, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Telegram is basically a beautiful compillation of the best mixes (and one b-side) from nearly all of the 'Post' singles.

The album revisits all of the songs off of 'Post' (except for 'It's Oh So Quiet' and 'The Modern Things') and completely revamps them.

1. Possibly Maybe [Lucy Mix] 4/5
This is a very odd version of possibly maybe with complete new vocals. It sounds almost mechanical, but it's deffinitely Björk doing what she does best!

2. Hyper-Ballad [Brodski Quartert Version] 5/5
This is the Brodski Quartert performance with bjork of Hyper-Ballad. The song has so much energy from the strings, and Björk gives one of her best performances with the quartet that I have ever heard.

3. Enjoy [Further Over The Edge Mix] 4/5
This is the most bizarre track on the entire disc. Its an electronic buzzing mind trip like none other. The music is all buzzing beats with sampled Björk vocals. Very awesome track.

4. My Spine 5/5
It takes you through glass windchimes and a sensual tune brought by Björk. A delacate & pretty song, it is a dust devil of pretty beats and chimes.

5. I Miss You [Dobie's Rub Part One - Sunshine Mix] 2/5
In my opinion, the worst track on the disc. It's basically the 'Post' version, except slowed down and put to hip-hop. Not very good.

6. Isobel [Deodato Mix] 5/5
This is the true highlight of the whole album. The song Isobel has here been put with a contemporary jazz beat and really awesome instrumentals that just take the already wonderful song to the next level.

7. You've Been Flirting Again [Flirt Is A Promise Mix] 5/5
Very simple and pretty. The beginning entices you and the beautiful string arrangements keep you wanting more.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. Holmes on August 16, 2004
Format: Audio CD
say goodbye to the deliciously demented Sugarcubes, and say hello to Bjork solo pop star! in her old bands it was obvious that there was a mighty strong force brewing in her mind and with her vocals. sometimes her ideas seemed suffocated by her fellow band member's contributions; so thank god that someone had the sense to let her go solo and really explore the outer and inner dephths of her talent. now that she has enjoyed a healthy and high profile solo career for quite some time; it's amazing to take a look back at her past catalogue and examine her progression over the years.

"Telegram" stands out not just as an excellent Bjork album, but also as a superb example of how a remix album should be done. (Massive Attack's "No Protection" is another outstanding example.) the Bjork originals on "Telegram" are not just given a thumping 4/4 techno beat or some other kind of lazy "remix" treatment. in fact, many of these songs add so much more life to the originals that you may have a hard time choosing which is your favorite. it's also amazing to me that even though each song gets a different remix from a different artist, the whole album has a very coherent and organic feel to it. the songs flow and some of the performances are downright brilliant! "Possibly Maybe" warps and spaces out Bjork's sultry vocals and adds a lazy stumbling beat that fits it perfectly. Deodato's treatment of "Isobel" is sheer bliss, and "I Miss You" in the hands of Dobie becomes a fun and bouncy hip-hop lite anthem. the new track on here "My Spine" comes across alot like some of the percussion from Tom Waits' "Bone Machine" album crossed with some crazy calypso. it's a great song and fits in perfectly with the whole of the album. there are lots of great ideas and artistic energy here on "Telegram.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By JoMo on July 25, 2006
Format: Audio CD
of Bjork's eccentric music. Very powerful sounds yet a very modest approach. A definate must own for any fan of her work. Variety of musical genres presented here from a classical approach with the brodsky quartet to dark thumping techno-like pieces as well as traditional tracks. Bjork is a musician into and of her own style.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Hennessy on November 22, 2001
Format: Audio CD
An album of dance remixes often signals the end of a musicians career. However, while for most a remix album is a last effort to squeeze a few pennies out of some collectors, Bjork has gone back to the drawing board and redesigned all the songs from 1995's wonderful "Post" from scratch.
It seems that Bjork got all her best remixer friends together, and let them have it with whatever song they wanted. The album opens with LFO's version of "Possibly Maybe," a song that sounds nice for the first few seconds on the album, but overall is really boring. Mark Bell of LFO did extensive work with Bjork on "Homogenic" so I can't imagine why his version of "Possibly Maybe" turned out this bad. Luckily, next we get the Brodsky Quartet (who else?) doing "Hyperballad." It's not a far cry from the original version, and although I do miss the breezy brush-drumming, this version still packs the same punch as the original.
In the original "Enjoy," Bjork sounded perfectly greedy with the sound of a loud bass-driven beat backing her every word. And if that one wasn't noisy enough for you, this one just pounds on the static. I can't say I love it. "My Spine" is the only original song on the album, and it sounds like the type of music that Bjork should've been making from the start. Xylophone and exhaust pipe music! The kooky sound compliments the intonations that only Bjork can pull off. The Dobie version of "I Miss You" is good, but that's only becasue it infuses just a bit of hip-hop to the original perfect song.
The new version of "Isobel" brings the song to Brazil, where it sounded like it wanted to go in the first place.
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