Out Now: Air, TwentYears

Friday, June 10, 2016
Out Now: Air, TwentYears

Given the title of their new compilation, it may not be entirely shocking news that Air are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their international debut, but they are, and their anniversary present to their fans is an anthology of their best work.

TwentYears is available digitally, as a 2-CD set, and as a double LP, so they’re really trying to cover all of the bases straight out of the gate. The first disc is a straight-up best of Air, with 17 tracks handpicked by Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel, featuring some of the usual suspects from their singles releases as well as some album tracks. The second disc, however, features 14 rare and unreleased tracks, including soundtrack contributions, vinyl-only releases, and some stuff that Air recorded that didn’t fit into the mix of whatever album they were recording at the time. Hey, these things happen, right? But at least you’re getting them now!

You’ll also want to keep your eyes open for the super-deluxe edition, which won’t hit stores ‘til July 22, but when it does, it’ll feature 180-gram colored vinyl plus a 3rd CD featuring remixes that Air has done for other artists, including Beck, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, and others.

Here’s the full track listing for all of the releases:

CD1 Best-Of
1. La Femme D'Argent
2. Cherry Blossom Girl
3. Kelly Watch the Stars
4. Playground Love
5. Sexy Boy
6. Venus
7. All I Need
8. Alpha Beta Gaga
9. Moon Fever
10. Don't Be Light
11. How Does it Make you Feel
12. Once Upon A Time
13. Alone in Kyoto
14. Talisman
15. Run
16. Le soleil est près de Moi
17. Land Me

CD2 Rarities
1. Planet Vega
2. Flowerhead
3. Crickets
4. The Duelist featuring Charlotte Gainsbourg & Jarvis Cocker
5. High Point
6. Au fond du rêve doré featuring Françoise Hardy
7. Danger Zone
8. Indian Summer
9. The Way You Look Tonight
10. Roger Song (Previously unreleased)
11. J'ai dormi sous l'eau (live BBC 1998)
12. Remember (David Withaker version)
13. Trente millions d'amis (live KCRW 1998)
14. Adis Abebah (Previously unreleased)

CD3 Remixes
1. Ollano - Latitudes
2. Crustration - Purple (La Femme d'argent Mix)
3. Neneh Cherry - Kootchi (Air Remix)
4. Depeche Mode - Home (Air 'Around The Golf' Remix)
5. David Bowie - A Better Future (Remix by Air)
6. Beck - Heaven Hammer (Missing Remixed by AIR)
7. MGMT - It's Working (Air Remix)
8. Nosferatu (Remix by The Flower Pistols)
9. Money Mark - Rock in the Rain

LP1 A-Side
1. La femme d'argent
2. Cherry Blossom Girl
3. Kelly Watch the Stars
4. Playground Love (with Gordon Tracks)

LP1 B-Side
1. Sexy Boy
2. Venus
3. All I Need
4. Alpha Beta Gaga (Edit 91)

LP2 C-Side
1. Moon Fever
2. Don't Be Light
3. How Does It Make You Feel
4. Surfing on a Rocket

LP2 D-Side
1. Alone in Kyoto
2. Talisman
3. Run
4. Le soleil est près de Moi