Sortie Novembre 2001
photo / design : m/m paris
Le dvd regroupe 2 performances live pour la chaîne MTV de 1994 et 1998.
After arranging the live version of ’Debut’ and touring with the band for a year, Björk had a pretty good idea about what worked. So when MTV offered her to do ’Unplugged’ Björk got a chance to try out some of her theories and she went as far as possible from the electronics of the ’Debut’ album.
"The Unplugged session came at a great time. We had toured for a year and a half, tried and tested the songs, and the band was in good form. And after all the speculations about what should be acoustic and what electronic it was brilliant to get the opportunity to go all the way in one direction : Acoustic !
Because Unplugged was recorded in one day in one place I didn’t have to work within the practicalities of touring. For now things didn’t have to be mobile. I felt like a kid in a toy store. I could get Olivier Lake to do Anchor Song and Aeroplane with me, Evelyn Glennie came and played the marimba, Corky Hale came from LA to play one song. We got in contact with a man who rents out strange keyboards and we hired a lot of them, a duck organ that makes squeaking sounds, a harpsichord and a small organ. We found a man who plays glasses. It was madness, but what can you do when they tell you there are no limits.
This period was pure luxury. By doing the ’Debut’ tour and ’Unplugged’ I learned to arrange for acoustic and electronic instruments. And for an old punk like me it was interesting to experience what it is to be a band leader and in charge."