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Björk - Debut (CD, Album) (NM or M-)

Media Condition: Near Mint (NM or M-)
Sleeve Condition: Near Mint (NM or M-)

Released: 1993-11-15

Country:  UK

Barcode and Other Identifiers:

Barcode 5 016958 020620 >
Barcode 5016958020620
Matrix / Runout MAYKING RECORDS TPLP31CDX 10268181 02 &
Matrix / Runout MAYKING RECORDS TPLP31CDX 10266901 01 %


Second edition, featuring an extra track, 'Play Dead'.

Released in standard jewel case including a 12-page picture book of Björk and track lyrics. Initial copies had a circular black sticker on the cover stating "Includes singles Play Dead, Venus As A Boy, Human Behaviour, Big Time Sensuality". Other copies may come with a sticker reading "Brit Awards Winner".

Copies with matrix variant 1 feature approx. one minute of silence between track 11 ('The Anchor Song') and track 12 ('Play Dead'): The track length for track 11 read from the TOC is 4:32. The actual length of the song is only about 3:30, but a minute of silence has been appended. The playing time printed on the cover is 3:32. In contrast, 'Play Dead' follows directly without a minute of silence on copies with matrix variant 2.

Track 5 is a cover, originally sung by [a299944, and later made popular by [a164571.
Track 12 is taken from the soundtrack album for the film 'The Young Americans'.

Publishers:1, 2, 4, 6, & 10: Polygram Music/Warner Chappell. 3, 7, 8, 9 & 11: Polygram Music Publishing Ltd. 5: Chappell Morris Ltd. 12: Copyright Control/Polygram Music Publishing Ltd./Warner Chappell Music Ltd.

℗ 1993 Bapsi Ltd/One Little Indian Ltd except 12 ℗ 1993 Island Records Ltd © 1993 Bapsi Ltd/One Little Indian Ltd. The copyright in this recording is owned by Bapsi under license to One Little Indian.

"Made in England"

--- How to identify your copy

TPLP 31 CDX has been released in a bewildering number of pressings, and a combination of information found on the jewel case, in the booklet, on the CD label and in the matrix must be considered to identify a particular release. This release here is Mayking v1.

(1) Releases differ as to whether they contain a reference to the Antonio Jobim sample on the last page of the booklet or not. There is only one pressing without the reference, this first Maykind Records pressing here (Mayking v1). It may come with a round, black hype sticker reading "Includes singles Play Dead, Venus As A Boy, Human Behaviour, Big Time Sensuality" or a sticker promoting the album as a "Brit Awards Winner".

All other pressings mention the sample in the booklet. However, some of them make a "Made in England" reference on the CD label and others do not.

(2) There are two pressings that mention the sample and contain the "Made in England" reference, an earlier one without SID codes by Maykind Records (Mayking v2) and a later one by Docdata (Docdata v1) with SID codes.

(3) Five pressings mention the sample, but do not contain the "Made in England" reference. This includes three Mayking Records pressings, all of which without SID codes and occasionally distributed with a round, black hype sticker reading "Includes singles Play Dead, Venus As A Boy, Human Behaviour, Big Time Sensuality". These three pressings can only be distinguished by their matrix data (Mayking v3, Mayking v4, Mayking v5). Two later pressings contain SID codes, one by Docdata (Docdata v2) and another one with a matrix pattern reflecting the reissues of the mid to late 2000s.

Importantly, matrix information and SID codes are not sufficient to identify a particular release. The two Docdata versions partially come with the same matrix variants, and the same is true for some of the Mayking pressings.

1. Human Behaviour 4:12
2. Crying 4:49
3. Venus As A Boy 4:41
4. There's More To Life Than This (Recorded Live At The Milk Bar Toilets) 3:21
5. Like Someone In Love 4:33
6. Big Time Sensuality 3:56
7. One Day 5:24
8. Aeroplane 3:54
9. Come To Me 4:55
10. Violently Happy 4:58
11. The Anchor Song 3:32
12. Play Dead 3:57

Recorded At Wild Bunch Studios
Recorded At Olympic Studios
Recorded At The Town House
Recorded At Livingston Studios
Recorded At Matrix Studios
Recorded At Swanyard Studios
Recorded At The Workhouse Studios
Recorded At Beats Recording Studio
Recorded At Summa Studios
Mastered At The Exchange
Published By PolyGram Music
Published By Warner/Chappell
Published By Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.
Published By Chappell Morris Ltd.
Published By Copyright Control
Published By Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.
Phonographic Copyright (p) Bapsi Ltd.
Phonographic Copyright (p) One Little Indian Ltd.
Phonographic Copyright (p) Island Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) Bapsi Ltd.
Copyright (c) One Little Indian Ltd.
Licensed To One Little Indian
Made By Mayking Records
Glass Mastered At PDO, UK
Glass Mastered At PDO, UK

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