Includes Etched 10" Vinyl!
Takk, Sigur Ros' 4th album, has been out of print on vinyl for a while and is going for big bucks online currently. When you get it, you'll see why. It comes with deluxe 180g vinyl (2x LP & etched 10"), thick card dual gatefold sleeve with embossed artwork on the front and rear, and a center insert with a single sided 10" for 'Mílanó' (other side contains an etching). Written, performed and produced by the band (along with co-producer Ken Thomas) at their studio in Alafoss, Iceland, Takk is the record to justify every amazing claim ever laid at this exceptional band's door. Huge and intimate, orchestral and gossamer-light, rich, layered and essentially simple, Takk is the work of a band operating at the very top of their game.
Takk is the one where they finally got happy, albeit in their own inimitably beautiful and deeply inscrutable way. This is the record that gave the world "Hoppipolla," a song which cemented Sigur Ros's reputation for being the go-to band for anyone wanting a sense of hope and exultation in their film/TV show. The record also harboured moments of definitive Sigur Ros drama in singles Glosoli and Saeglopur, and high beauty in Se Lest and Svo Hljott. Takk - which means "thank you" in the band's native Icelandic - quickly became the band's biggest selling album around the world, fuelled by Hoppipolla's usage in the BBC's Planet Earth nature series.
For the first time since its initial release, the vinyl record comes packaged on two 12-inch, plus one one-sided etched 10-inch. The album artwork is the original debossed and die-cut sleeve, with printed innerbags, all done to the band's exacting specifications. All vinyl is 180 gram.
One-Sided Etched 10" Vinyl
Die-Cut Sleeve with Printed Innerbags
4. Meo Bloonasir
5. Se Lest
10. Svo Hljott