In 1993, Icelandic singer Björk Guðmundsdóttir, better known just as Björk, recorded her album Debut, which kicked of her solo career after the breakup of The Sugarcubes. What few people know (OK, maybe not quite so few, as it is mentioned in the Wikipedia article and it even got a bad review on AMG) is that Björk's real debut came out 16 years earlier, a self-titled album released only in Iceland, at a time when she was 12 years old. Björk sings and plays flute, and the backing band is led by her stepfather Saevar Arnason on guitar. The album allegedly went platinum in Iceland (which means it sold more than 5000 copies), and though it never saw an official re-release, there are lots of bootleg CDs and even bootleg LPs in circulation. The wonderful cover (above right) was designed by Björk's mother Hildur Hauksdóttir.
Considering that this is a 70's hippie disco album with an 11-year old singer and flutist, I find it surprisingly good. My favorites are Björk's own instrumental composition Jóhannes Kjarval (MP3), a tribute to the painter Jóhannes Kjarval, and an Icelandic cover version of the Beatles' Fool on the Hill, Álfur út úr hól (MP3). Here is the whole album in MP3 format: