Sigur Ros 3 albums repressing

There is currently available a gorgeous 7LP set of Sigur Ros' last three albums, A B, () and Takk. It is called In a a frozen sea : A year with Sigur Ros and is limited to 5000 copies. (Somehow that doesn't seem that limited. But all the first two of these albums were at some point claiming quite silly prices on Ebay)

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As the website says..

"The vinyl LP collector's set of In a Frozen sea is the ultimate collectible for any Sigur Ros fan. Encased in a hard cover album, this deluxe version contains a re-pressing of three classic Sigur Ros albums: Agaetis Bryjun, () and Takk. Also included in this set is Smaskifa, which has never before been released in a 12" vinyl format. These LPs(7 pieces of vinyl total) come encased in a hard cover book and slip into seven customized vinyl sleeves. As a bonus, 50 limited edition copies will be personally autographed by Sigur Ros and shipped at random. This collectors' set is limited to 5000 units and includes the classic publication. Each of these units is individually numbered and foil-stamped, signifying its authenticity.

Available for $150 US plus shipping and handling."

in a frozen sea – tour book (april 2007)

artist in residence (a+r), is a quarterly publication that is destined to become the finest purveyor of artist appreciation, the epitome of ultimate fandom. created by music industry veteran jeff anderson, a+r's publication regards the artist it covers with a large degree of intimacy, previously unseen in other media formats. a+r's first book, in a frozen sea: a year with sigur ros, follows internationally renowned band, sigur ros, through their native iceland on the last leg of the 2006 takk world tour. featuring original, striking imagery from the viewpoints of both the fan in the crowd and the fan backstage, the publication presents a unique insight into the artist by way of exclusive interviews and observations.

being the music lovers that they are, the creators of a+r understand the excitement and value surrounding a collector's item – and for sigur ros fans, in a frozen sea: a year with sigur ros is absolutely it. the 32-page publication comes encased in a 12" vinyl jacket, and features photography of both the band and the vast icelandic landscape, setting a beautiful context for the band's music. during sigur ros' gratis tour of iceland, the band found themselves playing everywhere from the nation's capitol of reykjavik to small towns in the icelandic countryside, setting up stages wherever they went (with full brass and string ensemble, of course). the publication's images give sigur ros' songs a visual backdrop like no other – from behind the stage and beyond the crowd, you see vast mountains, glacier tips, coniferous trees reaching skyward, all blending in with the bend of an azure sky. a+r captures all the details, from information about iceland's most famous musical church (and the stunning photo of sigur ros playing in front of it) to the faces of fans enraptured with the band's live show, to a shot capturing singer/guitarist jonsi in a shoe-less moment on stage, curling his socked toes under as he performs. artist appreciation, indeed.

in a frozen sea: a year with sigur ros is available to order on june 1, 2007 at a+r's website – http://www.ainr.com – and will also be stocked in select stores. for the true fan, there will be 5,000 limited edition vinyl album collections. this special edition run contains in a frozen sea, as well as three of sigur ros' 12" lp's including agaetis byrjun, ( ), takk and smaskifa, which has yet to be released in a 12" format (seven pieces of vinyl total). these albums have been re-released and repackaged solely for this artist in residence exclusive.

in addition to the publication, a+r offers an interactive web playground for the ultimate fan through www.ainr.com. the website is the ultimate fan experience, featuring unique loft-style rooms where you can listen to sigur ros' music, screen sigur ros' videos and community flash message boards where fans can interact. in addition, a+r contains a special studio and lounge section for independent and unsigned acts to submit their music, which will ultimately be judged by a+r's panel of judges. for the first book, the judges will include famed producers alan moulder and flood, as well as sigur ros themselves. a small handful of these undiscovered acts selected by a+r's judges will ultimately be presented in a unique showcase in a+r's lounge.

The classic publication is a coffee table style book it seems.

Order here

Coldplay 7″ vinyl box set

We're pleased to announce that, for the first time, all 14 of Coldplay's singles are to be collected together in a box set. 'The Singles 1999-2006' will be released internationally on March 26th.

Each single will be pressed on heavyweight 7-inch vinyl and sleeved in its original artwork. The box set will contain five singles which have never previously appeared on 7-inch vinyl. They include 'The Blue Room EP', Coldplay's rare first release for Parlophone in October 1999, which has been split into two 7-inch singles. The box set will also feature the international singles, 'Don't Panic', 'God Put A Smile Upon Your Face' and 'What If', none of which were released in the UK. It will also include 'The Hardest Part', which was previously only available as a download in the UK.

Please note that this collection will only be released as a 7-inch vinyl box set, there will not be a CD release. For full track details, please go to www.coldplay.com