Sigur Rós announce huge 20th anniversary box set


Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós have announced plans to release a massive 20th anniversary box set in celebration of their second studio album Ágætis Byrjun.

The album, released in June 1999, was recorded between the summer of 1998 with producer Ken Thomas and became the band’s major breakthrough album.

Ágætis byrjun also signifies the band’s first album to feature keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson, and their last to feature drummer Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson, who left the band several months after the album was released.

The anniversary reissue, packaging a 7xLP box set, features three LPs of rarities and demos, according to a press release. Additionally, a double LP of their Live Íslenska Óperan 1999 concert will be included with an 84-page hardback book in a linen-bound box.

The box set, which has been given the name Ágætis byrjun – A Good Beginning – 20th Anniversary Edition, will be released on June 21 via Krunk.