On this day in music history: June 13, 1995 – “Post”, the third studio album by Björk is released. Produced by Björk, Nellee Hooper, Graham Massey, Tricky, Howie B and Marius de Vries, it is recorded at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, The Bahamas from Summer 1994 – April 1995. Working with a host of producers that includes Massive Attack and Soul II Soul producer Nellee Hooper and trip hop pioneer Tricky, the sessions yield a cutting edge and stylistically diverse album that pushes musical boundaries. The albums’ title refers to Björk’s transitional period after moving from her native Iceland to England where most of the songs are written. Straddling the genres of alternative rock, electronica, and trip hop, it receives critical raves upon its release, becoming the innovative and eclectic Icelandic singer’s most commercially successful album. The albums cover artwork features a portrait of Björk taken by photographer and video director Stéphane Sednaoui. The shot features the artist wearing a white shirt with red and blue markings looking like an air mail envelope. It spins off six singles including “Army Of Me” (#10 UK, #21 Mainstream Rock) and “It’s Oh So Quiet” (#4 UK). The singles are accompanied by innovative and quirky music videos, with
Björk collaborating with a number of visionary directors, including Michel Gondry and Spike Jonze. The album is reissued as a DualDisc CD/DVD hybrid disc in in 2006, with the CD side featuring the original ten song album. The DVD includes a 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS surround mixes of the entire album, plus the six music videos for all of the singles. It is also reissued numerous times on vinyl, including Direct Metal Mastered pressings, 180 gram and pink colored vinyl. “Post” peaks at number two on the UK album chart, number thirty two on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.