BJÖRK GUDMUNDSDOTTIR Björk (1977) – An 11-Year Old Björk’s Icelandic Debut Album

coverBjörk (1977)
Pre-Fame… Pre-Puberty

FIRST POSTED IN 2007: As a predictably precocious 11-year-old, the already savvy Björk Gudmundsdottir (a.k.a. Björk) 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 her efforts (…um… an Icelandic platinum record, that is). Since her post-puberty fame in The Sugarcubes, however, it seems there still aren’t enough Björk’s to go around, as they’ve been trading at collector’s prices ever since. What does Björk at 11 sound like? In a word… adorable. But, you can hear for yourself, below. Ten tracks of child-like wonder from a future Icelandic icon, recorded in 1977. Extremely expensive at Amazon, HERE.


Alta Mira

Johannes Kjarval

Fusi Hreindyr



Alfur Ut Ur Hol (The Fool On The Hill)




  • Capt. Willard
    March 26, 2007 - 16:40 | Permalink

    Search HERE.

  • Richard
    March 27, 2007 - 18:18 | Permalink


    This is where the urge for 'completeness' classes head on with good taste… :-)



  • JR Heat Warp
    March 27, 2007 - 18:53 | Permalink

    Actually, this could be a lot worse.
    I'm really enjoying what you've got going on here! I look forward to the evolution.

  • ElementaryPenguin
    March 31, 2010 - 18:31 | Permalink

    This was really fun. Bjork has such a crazy history. She was basically created and formed to be the leading Icelandic act, and now she's creating such off the wall music. Isn't it great when the right (I mean 'crazy') people become famous?

  • Art Ducko
    November 15, 2010 - 05:36 | Permalink

    We have an associate at work that plays Bjork every chance she gets. We all hate her.

  • Capt. Willard
    November 15, 2010 - 12:53 | Permalink

    I would, too.

  • Blank Frank
    November 15, 2010 - 19:56 | Permalink

    Art, ROTFL!

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  • snorri sturluson
    May 5, 2015 - 21:45 | Permalink

    I would just like to stop a moment from romping through the fields of your site to say thank you. There’s clearly a lot of hard work on display and it is much appreciated.

  • Reverberation
    May 6, 2015 - 19:52 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard. Her 1976 debut song is even better:

  • May 7, 2015 - 18:43 | Permalink

    I’m guessing from the comments, we’re supposed to hate this, but I kinda like it.

    • Willard
      May 7, 2015 - 18:49 | Permalink

      Personally, I like it much more than her adult work.

  • Christoph
    May 8, 2015 - 18:45 | Permalink

    “björk” is more a personage, Miss G. appears to be rather a party animal, see a hilarious piece on YouTube where she’s going loose to 2 Unlimited “There’s No Limit”

  • the saucer people
    May 16, 2015 - 10:16 | Permalink

    I can’t believe it is over thirty years since I first saw her perform with KUKL here in the UK at a benefit for the striking miners in Sheffield! I never even knew this existed so many thanks to all involved for posting this.

    Also thanks to Reverberation for posting the link to her wonderful Donna Summer cover ‘I Love To Love’ – does anyone know if there is a vastly overpriced album or CD with this track on it as I have just fallen in love with it? – as good as the 1971 Tres And Kitsy – Dandelions album (which is well worth checking out).

  • Devo
    June 3, 2015 - 14:52 | Permalink

    hi captain, thanx for all your shares, but this link isnt working :(

    • Willard
      June 3, 2015 - 19:43 | Permalink

      What link would that be, Devo?

  • Devo
    June 5, 2015 - 01:19 | Permalink

    Thanx captain, its working now, amazing what you find on here :)

  • June 8, 2015 - 11:24 | Permalink

    she was in a band before the sugarcubes. i think they were called “Kukl”. post-punky… pretty good

  • mccs
    July 12, 2015 - 08:54 | Permalink

    Alfur Ut Ur Hol (==>Fool On The Hill – The Beatles)! I never heard this before. My first contact to Björk was Sugarcubes “Life’s so good”, a great LP-Vinyl. I remember: this LP was presented by Austrian Broadcasting ORF3 a full hour, and I must have this one. But no records dealer could help…
    There are other Sugarcube-LP: 1989 Here today, tomorrow next week and: 1992 Stick around for joy.
    Sugarcubes can be compared with the german singer Nina Hagen Band (1978).

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