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Debut [VINYL] [Limited Edition]

Björk Vinyl
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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  • Vinyl (16 Mar 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • ASIN: B00004WSZD
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,056 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Human Behaviour
2. Crying
3. Venus as a Boy
4. There's More to Life Than This
5. Like Someone in Love
6. Big Time Sensuality
7. One Day
8. Aeroplane
9. Come to Me
10. Violently Happy
11. The Anchor Song

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The beginning of a ride of a Musical Genius 26 Oct 2006
Format:Audio CD
I had been avoiding Bjork's music over the years, fearing her eccentricity, her weirdness, I'd always felt she was a 'human alien'. It was until a few months ago, while I was looking for cassettes to buy on a record store, I found Debut.

And I thought to myself 'Why not pick up this one?'. So I did [though reluctantly].

Before I bought this album , I had known some of the titles. And I was frightened. You know titles like 'Violently Happy' or 'The Anchor Song' used to freak me out [silly, I know]. But that day, I decided to let go of my fear and give this record a try.

And when I bought it..I realised that I was completely wong!

This record, along with Post and Homogenic, ranks up to be one of the best records ever released.

And what surprised me more is that the lyrics, are actually relatable.

The lyrics aren't as 'outer-spacey' or as 'larger than life' than I thought.

Like on 'Come to Me', 'Aeroplane' and 'One Day'. The lyrics are talking about love, about feeling affection, desire, longing for a loved one or 'Crying' and 'Violently Happy' which are about feeling lost and longing towards someone you deeply care about.

So I was blown away.

Let's not forget songs like 'Human Behaviour' with its jungl-ish sound, hard-hitting percussion beat and spicy guitar sounds near the end of the song, it's just breath-taking. And the lyrics are also genius: "If you ever get close to a human/A human behaviour/Be ready, be ready to get confused/There's definitely, definitely no logic/In human behaviour"... Simply a classic.

'Venus as a Boy' and 'Big Time Sensuality' are talking about sexuality and attraction [most notably the former].
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Debut as light and depth - from a long term fan. 14 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The article below is mistaken. This album is far from nonsense bland pop! Although her later work is perhaps more obviously produced and more expense has been given to samples, the apparent rawness of Debut always leave a sparkle of freshness and youth. The sound is dancy, poppy, brooding at times but there is always her stunning vocals mixed with passion and her lightness and depth of being shine through. An excellent album for chilling out, thinking, getting high - her career was not born here in humble beginnings, she just allows us to see her for what she is.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 2 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is a truly amazing album, any fan of Bjork should have this. I've had it years and even when I was ten I was still stunned by her beautiful voice. I love it even more now, I really love the way it is so creative and different. This was a brilliant album to kick off her solo career, and I'm so pleased she's still going now. Some people think Bjork is quite weird, but I think she's cool, and this album proves it. This goes beyond the usual pop music, its something so different and thrilling, it works brilliantly with some slow songs and some upbeat, and all unique. Daring to be so creative has payed off so well as everyone appreciates this so much. This album is also now very high up on so many peoples' lists of favourite albums. She has practicaly created a genre of her own.
"Human Behaviour" never ceases to amaze me, I love the bassline and beat and her voice works with it so well, I loved it even more when I saw the video- also great and very creative. "There's more to life than this" is a good one to dance to, and will be sure to put you in good form. "Like someone in love" is thrilling. The harp and her voice work like electricity. It sends a million shivers down my spine, I love the way she sings with so much feeling, it still amazes me everytime, and I can't get enough of it. "Big time sensuality" is another dancey one, again not ordinary, but with her own stamp on it. Billiant!
"The anchor song" is great as well, some people may be a little disappointed with it, but it really is fantastic. Again changing direction, with brass instruments, like the harp- in "like someone in love" these also compliment her voice. The words of the song are great as well, saying how she loves where she lives, and in a great way, shows her identity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars emotionally cold music? 21 Jan 2013
By dan
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Thought I would find out what all is Bjork thing was about. I suppose it is quite original and vocally genuine sounding, though a bit over produced with a fair bit of techo sounds mixed in. Kind of weird eclectic dance club music, some of it. So you get nothing warm, emotionally engaging, or melodic, though it does sound like you get something reasonably genuine, from a vocal and writing point of view.Does nothing for me though. Actually, a lot of the writing looks like poetry,then put to music. Weirdish, personal poetry, that is. Should have known better and never bought it, but I guess the charity shop can make a quid or two on it.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic. 31 July 2001
Format:Audio CD
I first bought Post, so when I purchased Debut, it was with some excitement and trepidation. I remembered such delights as Venus As A Boy, Violently Happy and Play Dead, but I wanted to know what else Bjorks primary offering was about.
And, yes, there are a few tracks which have me reaching for the SKIP button, but to gloss over them with words such as "bland" is just too easy. They all have a purpose on the album, and all contribute to it.
Stand-outs to me are "More To Life Than This", "Violently Happy" and "Play Dead", but every single one of them deserves a mention.
Well worth a purchase if you already have Post and Homogenic. You have to have the original trio, otherwise how will it all make sense????
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5.0 out of 5 stars absolute pop perfection
It's not often you hear such a fully formed album debut, but this must be up there will the best I know. what a voice and talent.
Published 2 months ago by damo135
4.0 out of 5 stars Bjork CD
I bought this as a secret Santa present for my colleague and the impression I was given was one it was clever and the other good buy.
Published 3 months ago by Melody Rigby
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
An album I hadn't previously owned and never got round to it. Finally I did and wish I had done so earlier. Read more
Published 4 months ago by DC
5.0 out of 5 stars Music mad
I was completely happy and satisfied with the product. The product is everything I imagined and I was pleased with the price and packaging. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sarah Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars What a debut
As many people know by now, this is not actually Bjork's debut album. When she was approximately 11, she released her first studio album (the self-titled Bjork) in 1977, and since... Read more
Published 5 months ago by AlexG95
3.0 out of 5 stars New jazz standards and pop dross
No other pop performer over the last twenty years has had as much influence on jazz as Bjork and a number of musicians such as Dave Douglas and Alan Ferber have performed her... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Ian Thumwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh & original
Inspiring, fresh, original and an Earthly feeling, this debut solo album by Bjork has all these qualities and it does not age. Read more
Published 16 months ago by kevin Scott
1.0 out of 5 stars zero points for Scandinavia
This singer got a 5 star review for her latest release,hence the purchase. Thin reedy voice sings her own compositions mostly meaningless, also tuneless. Hardly Mama Mia. Read more
Published on 16 Nov 2011 by Daniel Defoe
4.0 out of 5 stars It was okay
i have trouble writteing 20 words on one item, it is either good or not..change it amazon!! It was okay, not really what i expected, not the seller fault.
Published on 8 Sep 2011 by Bee
5.0 out of 5 stars Career Best
This economically titled album is the commercial and artistic highpoint of Bjork's career. Full of great songs and a variety of styles that highlight her unique voice and words. Read more
Published on 17 Jan 2011 by L. C. Warne
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