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.
Alfur Ut Ur Hol (The Fool On The Hill)