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Album: Homogenic Live

"Homogenic Live" is a live album by Icelandic singer Björk, collecting her favorite performances from her 1997-1999 Homogenic Tour. It was Björk's first tour to have soundboard recordings and thus the first of her live CDs to feature a wide variety of performances taken from different dates and venues throughout a single tour. Originally released in the 5 disc Live Box set in 2003, Homogenic Live was later released separately on 1 June 2004 by One Little Indian records. Björk did not have soundboard recordings for her first two concert tours. When compiling material for those tours' corresponding live albums, she had to use audio taken from pre-mixed videotaped performances. Beginning with the Homogenic Tour, she began collecting soundboard recordings with each section of her touring band miced separately. During the Homogenic Tour, several microphones captured the Icelandic String Octet (as evidenced on the concert film, "Live in Cambridge") while Mark Bell's electronic equipment was fed directly into the mixer. This recording technique allows for a greater clarity of sound and a certain deal of control in the mixing process, allowing the audio technician to raise or lower the different elements, be they the performer's vocals, the different sections of the touring band or even the crowd. Homogenic Live is Björk's first live album to be mixed in such a way. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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