SIGUR ROS ‘Agaetis Byrjun: A New Beginning’ – 4CD


Available on backorder


Sigur Rós is commemorating the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album, 1999’s sublime Ágætis byrjun (A Good Beginning), with a massive reissue.

The package includes a live recording of their June 12th, 1999 concert at Íslenska Óperan (Icelandic Opera House), which has been remixed by former keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson with Birgir Birgisson who originally recorded the performance. The 90-minute set also marked the final time their original drummer, Águst Gunnarsson, would perform with the band.

The first CD features the original album, the 2nd and 3rd span the Íslenska Óperan concert with additional live rarities, and the fourth includes rarities, early versions of album cuts and demos only.

Ágætis byrjun is considered to be a pinnacle of cinematic post-rock, and this reissue is a very special and welcome release.