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Telegram is the first full-length and second overall remix album by Icelandic singer-songwriter/musician Björk. The album is a collection of remixes of several tracks from her album Post, which had all previously appeared as B-sides of the UK versions of the singles off Post, including the non-album track, "My Spine". The cover was shot by Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. All of the songs on Post were remixed, excluding "The Modern Things" and "It's Oh So Quiet". The collection also included one new song entitled "My Spine" which was originally slated to appear on Post but was pushed out by "Enjoy", becoming the B-side to the UK "It's Oh So Quiet" single instead. The album has sold 228,000 copies in U.S. according to SoundScan.
For me Telegram is really Post as well but all the elements of the songs are just exaggerated. It's like the core of Post. That's why it's funny to call it a remix album, it's like the opposite. Telegram is more stark, naked. Not trying to make it pretty or peaceable for the ear. Just a record I would buy myself. Like a letter to myself. Sort of... "fuck what people think". It's a truth thing.
- "Possibly Maybe" (Lucy Mix - LFO) – 3:02
- "Hyperballad" (Brodsky Quartet version) – 4:20
- "Enjoy" (Further Over the Edge Mix - Outcast) – 4:19
- "My Spine" featuring Evelyn Glennie – 2:33
- "I Miss You" (Dobie Rub Part One - Sunshine Mix) featuring Rodney P – 5:33
- "Isobel" (Deodato Mix) – 6:09
- "You've Been Flirting Again" (Flirt Is a Promise Mix - Björk) – 3:20
- "Cover Me" (Dillinja Mix) – 6:21
- "Army of Me" (Masseymix - Graham Massey) – 5:15
- "Headphones" (Ø Remix a.k.a. The Mëtri Mix - Mika Vainio) – 6:21
The track listing was originally going to contain Talvin Singh's "Calcutta Cyber Cafe" mix of "Possibly Maybe" and Plaid's remix of "Big Time Sensuality". The Japanese version also includes the original version of "I Miss You".
|UK Albums Chart||59|
|U.S. Billboard 200||66|
|United Kingdom||November 1996|
|United States||January 14, 1997|