THE CHAPEL OF LIVE!

Highlights of the Icelandic star's London shows with The Brodsky Quartet last year will soon be in the shops...

Bjork is set to release a live album recorded during one of her two gigs at LONDON UNION CHAPEL last December, nme.com can reveal.

A spokeperson for the Icelandic warbler explained that the decision to go ahead with the live album, featuring an acoustic Bjvrk and The Brodsky Quartet, was only taken this week.

“There’s been no decision taken on release date or even the exact tracklisting yet,” he said, “It should be before the end of the year, but everything will all come together shortly.”

Amongst the tracks mooted for inclusion are Petula Clark‘s ‘Downtown’ and Elvis Costello‘s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’. Costello has himself worked with The Brodsky Quartet in the past, writing ‘The Juliet Letters’‘ classical song cycle with them in 1993.

Bjvrk‘s spokesperson denied that ‘I’ve Scene It All’, her duet with Thom Yorke, is lined up for a single release. He said at present the track would appear on the soundtrack to ‘Dancer In The Dark’ – the Lars Von Trier-directed film for which she won the prestigious Best Actress Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. ‘I’ve Seen It All’ is built around samples recorded from locomotives.

In a final piece of Bjvrk news, reports from elsewhere in Europe suggest that Bjvrk and compatriots Gus Gus‘ collaboration is about to be made available on the Internet. It is reported to be called ‘It’s Not Up Yo You’, though spokespeople for both Gus Gus and Bjvrk could not confirm the rumour saying that though the get together was discussed some time ago, nothing had been laid down in studio.

Bjvrk is currently spending much of her time in Spain recording what will eventually be her next studio album proper.