Icelandic vocalist Bjork has finalized the tracklisting for her upcoming Elektra album "Vespertine," due Aug. 28. The 12-track set begins with first single "Hidden Place" and includes four other songs

Icelandic vocalist Bjork has finalized the tracklisting for her upcoming Elektra album "Vespertine," due Aug. 28. The 12-track set begins with first single "Hidden Place" and includes four other songs debuted late last month at two intimate concerts in New York. Those shows featured live accompaniment by experimental electronic duo Matmos and harpist Zeena Parkins, both of whom guest on "Vespertine."

Bjork's official Web site has launched a special "Vespertine" micro-site, featuring lyrics from and information about the album. On June 18, the site will post the video for "Hidden Place," recently shot in London by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Audio clips are forthcoming as well.

"The album's very much about being alone in your house," Bjork says on the site, "in a very quiet sort of introverted mood and you whisper, you sort of improvise. Which is between me and myself."

As previously reported, Bjork plans to tour opera houses in North America and abroad in support of "Vespertine." Four August performances in Paris (Aug. 18, 20 at Le Grand Rex and Aug. 23, 25 at La Sainte Chapelle) have been confirmed, with additional tour dates expected in the coming weeks.

Here is the "Vespertine" tracklist:
"Hidden Place"
"Cocoon"
"It's Not Up To You"
"Undo"
"Pagan Poetry"
"Frosti"
"Aurora"
"An Echo A Stain"
"Sun in My Mouth"
"Heirloom"
"Harm of Will"
"Unison"

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