In celebration of the ten-year milestone of their influential album “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk has unveiled a special anniversary edition that includes an impressive collection of over 35 minutes of previously unreleased music.
Comprising nine tracks, this edition offers a glimpse into the creative process of the dynamic duo, featuring selected demos, outtakes, and unfinished compositions. Fans can now explore the raw essence of each song before witnessing how Daft Punk transformed them into timeless hits that have shaped the musical landscape of the past century.
The album’s first single, appropriately named “The Writing Of Fragments Of Time,” was released in March. It provides a captivating insight into the collaborative efforts of Thomas Bangalter and Todd Edwards as they discuss and work through the intricacies of the acclaimed song “Fragments Of Time,” harmonizing and experimenting to find the perfect musical elements. Take a listen to this intriguing piece below.
Included in this special edition is an early demo of the track “Infinity Crush,” originally titled “Infinity Repeating.” This fascinating inclusion highlights the significant evolution that occurred between the demo version and the final cut of the song.
The 10th-anniversary edition of “Random Access Memories” will be available in various formats, catering to different preferences. Fans can enjoy the album on 3 LPs, 2 CDs, or through popular streaming platforms. Additionally, for the first time, an immersive spatial audio (Atmos) mix of the original album will be made accessible.
Released in 2013, “Random Access Memories” swiftly became a defining album for Daft Punk. It achieved remarkable success, reaching the coveted number one spot on the Billboard 100 Chart. The album’s excellence was further recognized at the 2014 GRAMMY Awards, where Daft Punk secured multiple prestigious awards. “Random Access Memories” marked their fourth and final album before the duo’s disbandment and official retirement announcement in 2021.