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Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun download mp3 album
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Album:
Ágætis Byrjun
Style:
Post Rock, Experimental
Released:
2000
Country:
Iceland
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1596 mb
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1427 mb
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1895 mb
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gætis byrjun (Icelandic:, A good beginning) is the second studio album by Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, released on 12 June 1999. The album was recorded between the summer of 1998 and the spring of 1999 with producer Ken Thomas.

sigur rós began hastily recording ágætis byrjun in august 1998, with a release date set for october 1998. they soon realised they would never be satisfied with the quality of the album in time for the release. they bought themselves some time to fine-tune the record and the release date was changed to june 12th 1999, a date which miraculously stuck. see ási's memories for the inside story on the album's production and release. on the 12th of june 1999 at the icelandic opera house in reykjavík, the album was launched

With their second album, Ágætis byrjun, Sigur Rós knew only that they wanted to make things bigger. Their first record, 1997’s Von, was dark and, by the standards of what they became famous for, positively screechy: Back then, they were inspired by the hurtling propulsion of Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine, bands that generated soothing textures from cacophony. Before Ágætis, post-rock was a niche concern, a tiny sub-sub-genre centered around a dozen or so bands in England and North America-Stereolab, Bark Psychosis and a few others in London; Tortoise and Gastr del Sol in Chicago; Godspeed You! Black Emperor in Montreal. After Ágætis, the sound-massive, surging, triumphal; melancholic and soothing and mostly major-key; wreathed in strings and horns and ripe with melodrama and headlocking you into transcendence-is a global phenomenon.

gætis byrjun is the second album from the Icelandic post-rock group Sigur Rós. In English, the album’s title means a good beginning or an alright start. The title of the album came from a friend who, after he listened to an early version of the title track, told the band that it was a good start. The album’s sound is a mix of spacial, ethereal soundscapes and loud distortion. The album was released in Iceland in 1999 and through word.

Demos, early song versions and live recordings comprise six sides of the vinyl box set. The band dove into its personal archive for the source material, surfacing long-ago forgotten recordings.

gætis byrjun is the second album by the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, which was released in 1999. gætis byrjun was recorded between the summer of 1998 to the spring of 1999 with producer Ken Thomas, and became Sigur Rós 's breakthrough album, both critically and commercially.

gætis byrjun is Sigur Rós' second LP, originally released by Smekkleysa in 1999, receiving later worldwide distribution from Fat Cat in May of 2001. This album began a hype storm for the previously unheard band, earning endorsements from many critics and musicians, famously including Thom Yorke's glowing approval. It is generally considered their best-liked album, and it appeared on many critics' "best of 2000, 2001" record lists.

Sigur Rós : Ágætis Byrjun. Up until their most recent album, I would have said that Sigur Rós are the true masters of understatement. Their debut album was dubbed Von in their native Icelandic, which translates into English as ‘Hope. Never before has one word so captured both the sound and prophetic destiny of a band. Their third album didn’t even have a real title, it had punctuation marks, ( ), that seemed to encourage the listener to become lost in every piece of music between those parentheses

Tracklist

1 Intro 1:37
2 Svefn-g-englar 10:04
3 Starálfur 6:46
4 Flugufrelsarinn 7:49
5 Ný Batterí 8:10
6 Hjartað Hamast (Bamm Bamm Bamm) 7:10
7 Viðrar Vel Til Loftárasa 10:18
8 Olsen Olsen 8:03
9 Ágætis Byrjun 7:56
10 Avalon 4:04

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Shock Records Pty. Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Shock Records Pty. Ltd.
  • Licensed From – [PIAS] Recordings
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Smekkleysa Ehf.
  • Copyright (c) – [PIAS] Recordings

Notes

Manufactured and distributed by Shock Records under exclusive license from [PIAS] Recordings.

This Shock release is almost identical to the Festival Mushroom Records digipak, but can be differentiated by
- a slightly darker, bluer cardboard
- a larger black print band-name sticker adhered to the front
- an inserted booklet that is glossy metallic silver cut into a D shape (as opposed to the FMR release which has a normal grey rectangular CD booklet)
- the obvious branding and catalog number difference.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SM 79 CD Sigur Rós Ágætis Byrjun ‎(CD, Album, Ltd) Smekkleysa SM 79 CD Iceland 1999
PIASV 001 CD, 946.0001.20 Sigur Rós Ágætis Byrjun ‎(CD, Album, Dig) [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings, Krúnk, Krúnk PIASV 001 CD, 946.0001.20 Europe 2000
fatlp11 Sigur Rós Ágætis Byrjun ‎(2xLP, Album) FatCat Records fatlp11 US 2001
fatcd11 Sigur Rós Ágætis Byrjun ‎(CD, Album, Car) FatCat Records fatcd11 Unknown
74321861314 Sigur Rós Ágætis Byrjun ‎(Cass, Album) [PIAS] Recordings 74321861314 Poland 2001

Tracklist Hide Credits

01 Intro 1:36
02 Svefn-g-englar 10:04
03 Starálfur
Double Bass [Kontrabassaðist] – Gerður*
6:47
04 Flugufrelsarinn 7:47
05 Ný Batterí
Brass [Brässuðu - General Brass] – Sammi*, Snorri*
8:11
06 Hjartað Hamast (Bamm Bamm Bamm)
Harp [Harpaði] – KK
7:10
07 Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása
Guitar [Slide - Strauk Stálið (Stroked Steel)] – Pétur*
10:18
08 Olsen Olsen
Choir [Söng] – Álafosskór
8:03
09 Ágætis Byrjun 7:56
10 Avalon 4:00

Credits

  • Engineer [Allt Mögulegra - Everything Is Possible] – Addi 800
  • Engineer [Allt Mögulegt - All Possible] – Ken Thomas
  • Strings [Strengjabrúðurnar - String Dummies] – Szymon Kuran

Notes

This is the 2nd press version of the UK release, coming in a standard digipak featuring a plastic tray. The embryo at the cover is arranged in a different angle than on the 1st press version.

Originally released in Iceland in June 1999 by Smekkleysa Records.

The album's packaging leaves the first track untitled, though the band's website gives the piece the name "Intro". It has also been labeled by the band as "Nujryb Siteaga" (Ágætis byrjun backwards).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: FATCD11 01 6
  • Other: Made in the UK by Universal M&L

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SM 79 CD Sigur Rós Ágætis Byrjun ‎(CD, Album, Ltd) Smekkleysa SM 79 CD Iceland 1999
PIASV 001 CD, 946.0001.20 Sigur Rós Ágætis Byrjun ‎(CD, Album, Dig) [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings, Krúnk, Krúnk PIASV 001 CD, 946.0001.20 Europe 2000
fatlp11 Sigur Rós Ágætis Byrjun ‎(2xLP, Album) FatCat Records fatlp11 US 2001
fatcd11 Sigur Rós Ágætis Byrjun ‎(CD, Album, Car) FatCat Records fatcd11 Unknown
74321861314 Sigur Rós Ágætis Byrjun ‎(Cass, Album) [PIAS] Recordings 74321861314 Poland 2001