Electro-dance robots Daft Punk have just announced the Deluxe Box Set edition of their latest album, Random Access Memories, on their website. Fans who want to "Get Lucky" in a deluxe way will have to pay $275 for the set. The duo will begin shipping orders in early December.
The box set includes the album on two 180-gram LPs with gold- and silver-foil labels, in addition to an eight-page LP-sized booklet with the album art, credits and lyrics. An accompanying 10-inch vinyl piece will contain an extended interview with Giorgio Moroder, taken from the recordings for the RAM song "Giorgio by Moroder." A 56-page hardcover photo book will contain images from the RAM sessions and film shoots. The group have also included a 70mm motion-picture filmstrip containing five frames from the dailies for their "Lose Yourself to Dance" clip, mounted it to heavyweight matte stock.
And just because they're robots, the duo has included a pair of robot design schematics on heavy poster paper and two sets of robot helmet plans that detail each member's individual designs on eight layers of transparencies. Last (and most in keeping with the computer reference of the title), the box set – which comes in a 13-inch-square box with dividers "printed with a circuit pattern texture inspired by the gloves of the Daft Punk Robots" – contains a par of silver- and gold-plated USB drives. One contains high-res audio files of each of the album's 13 songs, as well as the bonus tracks "Horizon" and a "Get Lucky" remix. The other bears high-def video of the "Lose Yourself to Dance" clip, TV spots and an extended version of the "Get Lucky" promo with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers that they premiered at Coachella.
Well-documented collaborations with Nile Rodgers (who called his collaboration with the robots "unbelievably natural") and Pharrell Williams helped Daft Punk become one of the most talked-about groups this year. Random Access Memories was a shoo-in for our Best Albums of the Year mid-year report, as well as a cover story in the magazine. Looking to the future, Rodgers has said he'd like to collaborate with the robots again.
(c) RollingStone By: Kory Grow