in 1999 the band released ágætis byrjun (‘a good start’), q magazine deemed ágætis byrjun ‘the last great record of the 20th century’. by the end of the year, it had won the inaugural us shortlist prize for artistic achievement in music. this year celebrates the 20th anniversary of ágætis byrjun.
product spec: standard 2lp. 12” heavyweight vinyl as released june 12th 1999+ download code of demos and rarities + live íslenska óperan 1999
download insert overview: 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 and the full 90 minute concert played in reykjavík on the day the record was released in 1999.