Ára bátur

Album: Mee sue í eyrum vid spilum endalaust (2008)
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Songfacts®:

  • This nine minute epic was recorded in a single live take, with the participation of the 67-piece London Sinfonietta and the 20-strong London Oratory Boys' Choir. It was the single largest musical undertaking in the band's career to date.
  • The title can be roughly translated as "Row Boat." Its original working title was "Piano."
  • Vocalist Jónsi Birgisson told The Sun July 4, 2008 about this track: "That song is completely over the top. And what a beautiful experience we had making it. The choirboys were so disciplined. They were there for hours and worked so hard. I don't think they had a clue who we were, though."

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