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.
Out 21 june, 2019. Ágætis byrjun – A Good Beginning. 20th Anniversary Edition. Pre-order now: https://t.co/gXWkkq5XlX
— sigur rós (@sigurros) March 28, 2019