Bjork Picks From The 'Family Tree'

Bjork has unveiled the tracklist for the six-disc box set, "Family Tree," which, as previously reported, will be released Oct. 8 via Elektra. "Family Tree" was delayed due to its elaborate packaging,

Bjork has unveiled the tracklist for the six-disc box set, "Family Tree," which, as previously reported, will be released Oct. 8 via Elektra. "Family Tree" was delayed due to its elaborate packaging, which will comprise "an ingenious custom transparent rose-colored plastic case" with a 16-page lyric book and a map to guide listeners through the collection, according to the label.

The first disc features Bjork's own hand-picked favorites, ranging from the thumping electronics of "Hyperballad" to the vocal acrobatics of "Isobel" and the more plaintive strains of "Pagan Poetry" and "All Is Full of Love." Two "Roots" discs feature a range of early career material and rare items, including the B-side "Generous Palmstroke" from recording sessions for last year's "Vespertine" album.

A four-track "Beats" CD offers Bjork's first forays into unconventional rhythms following her exit from the Sugarcubes, with assistance from producers Graham Massey and Mark Bell. "The Modern Things" made it onto 1995's "Post," while "I Go Humble" was featured as a B-side on the "Isobel" single. "Karvel" and "Nature Is Ancient" are previously unreleased.

The final two discs are filled with orchestral interpretations of such Bjork songs as "Possibly Maybe," "Unravel," and "I've Seen It All" by the Brodsky Quartet, with whom she collaborated in 2000 for several concerts in London.

The fan-chosen "Greatest Hits" also arrives on Oct. 8, complete with the new single "It's in Our Hands." The track is due to arrive Sept. 23 at U.S. radio outlets for airplay consideration.


Here is the "Family Tree" tracklist:

Greatest Hits (as selected by Bjork)
"Venus as a Boy"
"Hyperballad"
"You've Been Flirting Again"
"Isobel"
"Joga"
"Unravel"
"Bachelorette"
"All Is Full of Love"
"Scatterheart"
"I've Seen It All"
"Pagan Poetry"
"It's Not Up To You"

Roots (disc one):
"Sidasta Eg"
"Glora"
"Fuglar"
"Ammaeli"
"Mamma"

Roots (disc two):
"Immature"
"Cover Me"
"Generous Palmstroke"
"Joga" (strings & vocals)
"Mother Heroic"

Beats
"The Modern Things"
"Karvel"
"I Go Humble"
"Nature Is Ancient"

Strings (disc one):
"Unravel"
"Cover Me"
"Possibly Maybe"
"Anchor Song"
"Hunter"

Strings (disc two):
"All Neon Like"
"I've Seen It All"
"Bachelorette"
"Play Dead"