Air Announce Twentyears Anthology With Rare And Unreleased Tracks

The French duo of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, better known as Air, made their international debut 20 years ago. Seven albums (and one soundtrack that is essentially an album) later, the sultry retro-futurists are ready to look back on their longevity. They are set to release their first ever anthology, Twentyears, this summer with a “best of” tracklist curated by the duo themselves including hits spanning five albums. The double-CD’s first disc features album tracks like “Sexy Boy,” “Kelly Watch The Stars,” “Playground Love,” “Cherry Blossom Girl,” and “Le Soleil Est Près De Moi,” while the second disc includes 14 rare and unreleased songs. The double-LP contains five less tracks and only consists of the “best of” tracks selected by the duo. A “super deluxe edition” featuring an additional third disc of remixes plus guest spots from David Bowie, Beck, Depeche Mode and Neneh Cherry will follow six weeks after the release of the initial anthology. See the tracklist for each format below.

Best of, Double CD (2 CDs and 16-page booklet)

CD1: Best Of

01 “La Femme D’Argent”
02 “Cherry Blossom Girl”
03 “Kelly Watch the Stars”
04 “Playground Love”
05 “Sexy Boy”
06 “Venus”
07 “All I Need”
08 “Alpha Beta Gaga”
09 “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

01 “Planet Vega”
02 “Flowerhead”
03 “Crickets”
04 “The Duelis” Feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg & Jarvis Cocker
05 “High Point”
06 “Au fond du rêve doré featuring Françoise Hardy”
07 “Danger Zone”
08 “Indian Summer”
09 “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)

Best of, Double LP (2 x 180gram vinyl gatefold sleeve)

LP1 : A-Side

01 “La femme d’argent”
02 “Cherry Blossom Girl”
03 “Kelly Watch the Stars”
04 “Playground Love” (with Gordon Tracks)

LP1: B-Side

01 “Sexy Boy”
02 “Venus”
03 “All I Need”
04 “Alpha Beta Gaga (Edit 91)”

LP2: C-Side

01 “Moon Fever”
02 “Don’t Be Light”
03 “How Does It Make You”
04 “Surfing on a Rocket”

LP: D-Side

01 “Alone in Kyoto”
02 “Talisman”
03 “Run”
04 “Le Soleil Est Près De Moi”

Super Deluxe Edition (3CDs+2LPs)

CD 1: Best Of

01 “La Femme D’Argent”
02 “Cherry Blossom Girl”
03 “Kelly Watch the Stars”
04 “Playground Love”
05 “Sexy Boy”
06 “Venus”
07 “All I Need”
08 “Alpha Beta Gaga”
09 “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

01 “Planet Vega”
02 “Flowerhead”
03 “Crickets”
04 “The Duelis” Feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg & Jarvis Cocker
05 “High Point”
06 “Au fond du rêve doré featuring Françoise Hardy”
07 “Danger Zone”
08 “Indian Summer”
09 “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

01 Ollano – “Latitudes”
02 Crustration – “Purple (La Femme d’argent Mix)”
03 Neneh Cherry – “Kootchi” (Air Remix)
04 Depeche Mode – “Home” (Air ‘Around The Golf’ Remix)
05 David Bowie – “A Better Future” (Remix by Air)
06 Beck – “Heaven Hammer” (Missing Remixed by AIR)
07 MGMT – “It’s Working” (Air Remix)
08 “Nosferatu” (Remix by The Flower Pistols)
09 Money Mark – “Rock in the Rain”

LP1: A-Side

01 “La femme d’argent”
02 “Cherry Blossom Girl”
03 “Kelly Watch the Stars”
04 “Playground Love” (with Gordon Tracks)

LP1: B-Side

01 “Sexy Boy”
02 “Venus”
03 “All I Need”
04 “Alpha Beta Gaga (Edit 91)”

LP2: C-Side

01 “Moon Fever”
02 “Don’t Be Light”
03 “How Does It Make You”
04 “Surfing on a Rocket”

LP2: D-Side

01 “Alone in Kyoto”
02 “Talisman”
03 “Run”
04 “Le Soleil Est Près De Moi”

The “Best Of” edition of Twentyears is out 6/10. The “Super Deluxe Edition” is out 7/22.

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