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- Voltaic by Björk
7/10 Rustin Zomorodi 30th September 2018
This boxed set is a mixed bag, with some great parts redeeming the release. I rather enjoy the Live Studio versions. They don't add much to the newer songs, as they were already recorded with brass, but older tracks (especially I Miss You) are particularly enhanced by the new takes - I only wish there were more reinventions (like a few more of the songs brought out on tour). The remixes disc is for the most part missable. With the exception of Ratatat and MODESELEKTOR, the remixers largely miss the mark. Not to mention the singles were far from her best already... The concert, despite her vocal problems during the Paris gig, is great. Out of four times seeing her live on different tours, the Voltaic tour had the best setlists and energy, and that is reflected here. The brass accompaniment really livened up the older material and redeemed some of the lesser aspects of Volta, and it was in fact her last true "world tour" before she switched to more residency-based affairs and sparser touring. The videos DVD, on the other hand, is so-so. The videos from Volta just aren't that good, and in the case of Earth Intruders and the Innocence fan videos (all here, for some reason), entirely skippable. So, overall, the live discs are the reason to get this, but you'll probably skip the Volta-specific discs after a first listen/watch.
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