As a predictably precocious 11 year old, the already savvy Bjork Gudmundsdottir (a.k.a. Bjork) landed herself a recording contract singing Icelandic versions of popular tunes. Including “Alfur Ut Ur Hol,” which, except for the harsh dialect, is a faithful rendition of The Beatles’ “The Fool On The Hill.” She even earned a platinum record for it (…um… an Icelandic platinum record, that is). Since her fame in The Sugarcubes, however, it seems there still aren’t enough Bjork‘s to go around, as they’ve been trading at collector’s prices ever since. What does Bjork at 11 sound like? In a word… adorable. But, you can listen for yourself. 10 songs of child-like wonder from a future Icelandic icon, recorded in 1977. Not cheap at Amazon.
Alfur Ut Ur Hol (The Fool On The Hill)