They feature rare and previously unreleased tracks
Sigur Ros have announced that they will release a DVD and a double CD in the US on November 6.
The DVD titled ‘Heima’ (meaning “at home” or “homeland”) features a series of free concerts the Icelandic band played in their homeland during summer 2006.
Highlights include a previously unreleased performance of ‘Guitardjamm’ filmed inside a herring oil tank in the far West Fjords, a one-mic recording of ‘Vaka’ filmed at a dam protest camp, and first-time acoustic versions of ‘Staralfur’, ‘Agaetis Byrjun’ and ‘Von’.
The double CD is titled ‘Hvarf/Heim’ (meaning “disappeared/home”).
The first disc consists primarily of songs that the band feel have disappeared from their history because they were never released or recorded. They were played acoustically on the road during the summer tour.
The second disc contains live acoustic versions of tracks from all four Sigur Ros studio albums that were recorded in Iceland during summer 2006 and spring 2007.
An exclusive screening of ‘Heima’ will be held in Akureyri, Iceland on September 14 before it officially premieres at the Icelandic International Film Festival in Reykjavik on September 27.
–By our Los Angeles staff.