( ) 20th Anniversary Edition - Signed Deluxe Box Set
by Sigur Ros on FatCat RecordsReleased 25/11/2022
Sigur Rós’s third album, and for many the most quintessentially “Sigur Rós” record, celebrates its 20th anniversary on October 28, 2022. The album has been remastered by legendary mastering engineer Ted Jenson at Sterling Sound, who also mastered every Sigur Rós album from Takk onwards.
( ) is the only album where Jónsi sings entirely in the wordless lyrics of Hopelandic. A desire to elide meaning and allow the listener to bring their own interpretation to the music extends to each of the album’s eight songs, all of which are nameless. The record is broadly divided into two halves, divided by a critical 36 seconds of silence. The first half of the album is light and optimistic, the second half bleak and melancholic – culminating in the thundering climax of Untitled #8, the closing song of every Sigur Rós show since it was written in 2000.
Deluxe, limited, numbered and signed, 20th anniversary edition box set. 2500 black heavyweight 180g 3 x vinylThese versions consist of the remastered album on 2 x vinyl and additional 12” vinyl of B-sides and rarities, including the Jacobs Studio sessions (recorded circa 2000), which are being made available for the first time.Rigid white linen-covered outer slipcase with clear foiled debossed Brackets artwork. Matt laminated inner sleeve with die cut cover holding 3 x printed inner bags with gloss varnish detailingMatt laminated rigid portfolio with clear foil detailing, holding 10 pieces of artwork including:4 x lazer-cut stencils recreated from original stencils released in 2002 including, ’Sleep Walking Boy’, Brackets, single masked figure and two masked figures2 x single colour screen prints on 500gsm Colorplan art card - white print on black card and black print on white card2 x prints on 150gsm Transclear tracing paper1 x one colour printed acetate art sheet1 x 2mm thick die cut manilla boardGlassine envelope with numbered certificate, signed by the bandExclusive FatCat Anniversary A6 print featuring a spray stencilled illustration of one of the Sigur Rós band membersWrapped in FatCat Anniversary Obi Strip
FATXXV02LP — £125.00