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Daft Punk Reissue ‘Random Access Memories’ LP With 9 New Tracks

Though they’re no longer together, Daft Punk are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their swan song LP album, Random Access Memories, by reissuing the album along with nine track of 35 minutes of previously unreleased music.

Included in the bonus repertoire is an “early take” of “Get Lucky,” (with Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams,) studio outtakes of “Give Life Back to Music,” vocoder tests from “Lose Yourself to Dance,” “The Writing of ‘Fragments of Time,’” featuring Todd Edwards, and “Touch (2021 Epilogue),” which soundtracked their farewell video.

In a 2013 Rolling Stone cover story, Daft Punk’s members explained that their goal with Random Access Memories was to make electronic music with a human touch. “In electronic music today, there’s an identity crisis,” stated the duo’s Thomas Bang­alter. “You hear a song: Whose track is it? There’s no signature. Everyone making electronic music has the same tool kits and templates. You listen, and you feel like it can be done on an iPad. If everybody knows all the tricks, it’s no more magic.”

The French pair collaborated with Williams, Rodgers, Julian Casablancas, Giorgio Moroder, Panda Bear, and several others to make the album that ended up winning multiple Grammys including Album of the Year and Best Electronica/Dance Album.

On May 12, the expanded full length will be made available on double-CDtriple-LP, streaming platform, download, and Atmos mix formats.

Random Access Memories 10th Anniversary Track List:

1.”Give Life Back to Music”
2. “The Game of Love”
3. “Giorgio by Moroder”
4. “Within”
5. “Instant Crush”
6. “Lose Yourself to Dance”
7. “Touch”
8. “Get Lucky”
9. “Beyond”
10. “Motherboard”
11. “Fragments of Time”
12. “Doin’ it right”
13. “Contact”
14. “Horizon (Japan CD)
15. “GLBTM” (Studio Outtakes)
16. “Infinity Repeating” (2013 Demo)
17. “GL” (Early Take)
18. “Prime” (2012 Unfinished)
19. “LYTD” (Vocoder Tests)
20. “The Writing of Fragments of Time”
21. “Touch” (2021 Epilogue)

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Author: Al Denté

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