"Von" as written by Jon Thor Birgisson, Agust Aevar Gunnarsson and Georg Holm....

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    General CommentHow has nobody commented on this song after all of these years? Von is easily my favorite Sigur Ros song of all time. And I'm not talking about the new version that has the honor of appearing on both disks of Hvarf-Heim, although that version is great in its own right. I'm talking about the title track to Sigur Ros' little-known debut CD. Von is the icelandic word for hope, and thats exactly what this song is. In my opinion, this song is what would be happen if someone turned the concept of hope into a sound. This is the sound that hope would make, this song. It just grabs down deep into you and just takes full control of you when you listen to it with a clear mind and headphones in a dark room. The song begins just as mystically as it ends, and as it progresses it takes you on a trip of reflection and ultimately contemplates the future. The kind of hope that this song is about isn't grand "no one stand in my way i'm coming to take on the world" hope, but instead simple intimate stripped down hope, the very core and essence of the concept itself. This song is the kind of hope that people have stored up in them when everything is wrong and need to be reminded that there is still something left to keep them going and that tomorrow just might be better. This is what this song means to me, the very core of this song. I dont know if theres anyone else out there that thinks this, but i urge everyone to listen to this song, the original recording on their first album, and give it another chance. Let it take control of you, let it fill up your entire being. Maybe you'll find the same kind of hope that I did .:-)
    Dr. Don November 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell, i must admit i like the new studio recording better, which btw is absolutely suberp.
    arnfdenoon November 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHope! The title track and my most favorite of this album.
    NothingReallyon December 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is just pure beauty, love the new version
    Baphomet-Lordon September 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Dr. D
    I love both versions almost equally, they are so different really. The original is so subtle, and while it is stripped down it retains a wonderful warmth that the new one kinda eschews in favor for epic power.
    s7409651on November 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmy favourity song of sigur ros and probably on of the best of all time (at least for me :) )however i prefer the first version
    .i got a little desapointed with the new studio version (the one on Hvarf-Heim).
    by the way can anyone confirm that VON really means Hope? any website that translate icelandic to english or portuguese?

    Kimion May 24, 2009   Link

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