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After spending 16 years as the singer/guitarist in the Icelandic group Sigur Rós, Jon Thor Birgisson renamed himself Jónsi and began a solo career. Though he had used the name before on a project with Alex Somers (as Jónsi & Alex on 2009’s album Riceboy Sleeps), the pixie-voiced singer’s first solo album under the Jónsi name was Go, which was released on longtime label XL in the spring of 2010. Featuring more upbeat and poppy songs than those he had written and sung with Sigur Rós, Jónsi was joined on the album by Somers, modern composer/arranger Nico Muhly, and Samuli Kosminen. Shortly after the release of the album, Jónsi began a world-wide tour that lasted the rest of the year. The album sold a fair amount of copies and his profile was boosted by the appearance of a newly recorded track, "Sticks and Stones," for the soundtrack of the hit children's movie How to Train Your Dragon. In November of 2010, Jónsi released Go Live, a CD/DVD set that included live recordings taken during the European leg of the tour on the CD and live footage of dress rehearsals shot before the tour kicked off. Jónsi's song on the Dragon soundtrack led to his working with Cameron Crowe on the soundtrack to the director's 2011 film We Bought a Zoo. ~ Tim Sendra
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  2.   Go Do
  3.   We Bought a Zoo~Gathering Stories
  4.   Boy Lilikoi
  5.   Animal Arithmetic
  6.   Hengilás
  7.   Söngfugl
  8.   We Bought a Zoo~Snærisendar
  9.   Sinking Friendships
  10.   Ég elska þig svo blint
  11.   Around Us
  12.   Augnablik af ást
  13.   Grænuengi
  14.   Til stjarnanna
  15.   We Bought a Zoo~Humming
  16.   We Bought a Zoo~Sink Ships
  17.   We Bought a Zoo~We bought a zoo
  18.   We Bought a Zoo~Brambles
  19.   We Bought a Zoo~Sun
  20.   We Bought a Zoo~Ævin ender
  21.   We Bought a Zoo~Why not?
  22.   Grow Till Tall
  23.   Kolnidur
  24.   Tornado
  25.   We Bought a Zoo~First day
  26.   We Bought a Zoo~Whole made of pieces
  27.   Skuggi
  28.   Blinda
  29.   Gló
  30.   Lítill drengur
  31.   Ég hef lengi dáð þig
  32.   Regnið fellur
  33.   Ef svarar þú mér
  34.   Hve ung við vorum þá
  35.   Icicle Sleeves
  36.   New Piano Song
  37.   Saint Naive
  38.   Stars In Still Water
  39.   Sticks and Stones
  40.   Volume Pedal Song
  41.   Manhattan Main Title by Alex
  42.   Arrival at Los Alamos by Alex
  43.   Don't Have Time for This S**T by Alex
  44.   Building an Atomic Bomb by Alex
  45.   There's Something I Need To Tell You by Alex
  46.   Lost Time is Never Found Again by Alex
  47.   End Credits 102 by Alex
  48.   Crosley's Letter by Alex
  49.   I Handle the Camera by Alex
  50.   Nuclear Babies by Alex
  51.   The Fog of War by Alex
  52.   Frank Gets an Idea by Alex
  53.   What Do You Want Right Now? by Alex
  54.   Charlie's Speech featuring Jeff Russo
  55.   Meeks Climbs the Tower featuring Jeff Russo
  56.   Fresh Off the Boat featuring Jeff Russo
  57.   Take the Job featuring Jeff Russo
  58.   Changes in the Tech Area featuring Jeff Russo
  59.   Phone Call with Jean featuring Jeff Russo
  60.   Things are Coming to a Finish featuring Jeff Russo
  61.   Dawn of the Atomic Age featuring Jeff Russo
  62.   Kolniður

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