Sigur Rós Announce Expanded Reissue of 'Ágætis Byrjun'

Sigur Rós Announce Expanded Reissue of 'Ágætis Byrjun'
This year, Sigur Rós' 1999 album Ágætis Byrjun will be celebrating its sweet 16, and the Icelandic dreamweavers will be marking the occasion by reissuing it in expanded form.

The specific details haven't yet been confirmed, but an announcement from the band reveals that this "definitive, much expanded edition" will be released in the "early summer." The contents of the package haven't yet been finalized, but it will apparently include "previously unheard studio recordings and rare live versions from this pivotal period in the band's development, as well as a welter of photographic and documentary material from their personal archives and plenty more besides."

Watch a trailer video for the set over at the band's website. The trailer notes that this is the first in a series of reissues, as Sigur Rós are also planning expanded editions of 1997's Von and 2002's ( ).

In the meantime, Ágætis Byrjun, Von and ( ) have all been remastered and reissued on heavyweight vinyl. The band writes, "go either look for the vinyl reissues now, or hang on for something grander still."