Daft Punk’s fourth and final album just received the reissue treatment.
On Friday, the French electronic duo came through with the 10th-anniversary edition of Random Access Memories, the Grammy-winning album that includes “Instant Crush” with Julian Casablancas, “Doin’ It Right” featuring Panda Bear, as well as the Pharrell-assisted “Touch,” “Lose Yourself to Dance,” and “Get Lucky.”
The extended version offers 35 minutes of new material across nine tracks, including outtakes, demos, and previously unreleased songs like “The Writing of Fragments of Time,” featuring Todd Edwards. “GL (Early Take)” gives fans a glimpse at the formation of their global smash collab with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers.
Fans can also purchase physical copies of the anniversary edition. There’s a double CD that comes with a 20-page booklet or a three-LP vinyl set that comes with a “Lose Yourself to Dance” poster and a 16-page booklet. Both can be purchased on Daft Punk’s online store, while the digital version is available for streaming on all major platforms.
The Random Access Memories anniversary release comes more than two years after Daft Punk announced their split after nearly three decades together. Member Thomas Bangalter reflected on Daft Punk during a recent interview with BBC, saying he and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo wanted to create “a project that blurred the line between reality and fiction with these robot characters.”
“It was a very important point for me and Guy-Man to not spoil the narrative while it was happening,” he said. “Now the story has ended, it felt interesting to reveal part of the creative process that is very much human-based and not algorithmic of any sort. … It was an exploration, I would say, starting with the machines and going away from them. I love technology as a tool [but] I’m somehow terrified of the nature of the relationship between the machines and ourselves.”
Enjoy Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories (10th Anniversary Edition) below.