Sigur Rós Announce Ágætis Byrjun 20th Anniversary Edition

BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 23: Jonsi Birgisson of Sigur Ros performs during Splendour in the Grass 2017 on July 23, 2017 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Sigur Rós have announced plans to reissue their classic album Ágætis Byrjun in celebration of its 20th anniversary later this year. Ágætis byrjun – A Good Beginning – 20th Anniversary Edition is out on June 21 via Krunk Records, and includes early versions and demos of album cuts. The 7 x LP box set also includes previously unheard recordings from the band, and a remastered 2 x LP edition of their Live Íslenska Óperan 1999 concert. Ágætis byrjun – A Good Beginning – 20th Anniversary Edition also includes an 84-page cloth-bound book, featuring visual rarities from the Sigur Rós “archive” (according to a press release, “archive” is code for “an overstuffed case in [ex-keyboardist] Kjartan’s studio”). Everything in the deluxe vinyl version of the reissue is also available as a 4 x CD set. Copies are available to pre-order on the band’s official site.

Ahead of the official release, Sigur Rós have released a track from the newly remastered Live Íslenska Óperan 1999, titled “Flugufrelsarinn (Live at Íslenska Óperan, 1999)”. Stream the track below, along with a teaser trailer for the full box set.

 

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