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Ágætis byrjun - A Good Beginning (20th Anniversary Edition)


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In 1999 Icelandic post-rock outfit Sigur Ros released their second album, Ágætis Byrjun (‘A Good Start’), Q magazine deemed Ágætis Byrjun ‘the last great record of the 20th century’.

This year celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Ágætis Byrjun and so is reissued on double heavyweight vinyl including a live album of the full 95 minute concert played in Reykjavík on the day the record was released in 1999. The reissue also includes a download insert of rarities in which the band expand their breakthrough album with demo and archive versions of all songs on the album, plus never-before-heard newly unearthed material from the time, rare b-sides.

Ágætis byrjun is also reissued on CD boxset, comprising x4 CDs including live album and rarities, plus soft-back book.

Released: June 2019
Label: Krunk



Original Album:

Side A
1. Intro
2. Svefn-g-englar
3. Starálfur
4. Flugufrelsarinn
5. Ný batterí
6. Hjartað hamast (bamm bamm bamm)
7. Viðrar vel til loftárása
8. Olsen olsen
9. Ágaetis byrjun
10. Avalon

Demos & Rarities:

1. Svefn-g-englar (Live at Popp í Reykjavík, 1998)
2. Starálfur (Original speed version)
3. Flugufrelsarinn (1998 Demo)
4. Ný Batteri (Instrumental)
5. Hjartað hamast (bamm bamm bamm) (1995 Demo)
6. Viðrar vel til loftárása (Alternative ending)
7. Olsen Olsen (1998 Demo)
8. Ágaetis byrjun (1998 Demo)
9. Song 1 (Demo)
10. Song 2 (Demo)
11. Song 3 (Demo)
12. Debata mandire (Live at Laugardashöll, 1999)
13. Rafmagnið búið (From Ný batterí EP, 2000)

Live at Íslenska Óperan:

1. Intro (Live at Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
2. Von (Live at Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
3. Syndir guðs (Live at Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
4. Flugufrelsarinn (Live at Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
5. Olsen Olsen (Live at Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
6. Ágaetis byrjun (Live at Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
7. Viðrar vel til loftárása (Live at Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
8. Svefn-g-englar (Live at Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
9. Ný batterí (Live at Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
10. Nýja lagið (Live at Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
11. Hafsól - (Live at Íslenska Óperan, 1999)