Ask any Aussie music fan about some of the best records released over the last couple of years, and there’s a strong chance you’ll get a strong majority sharing their love for Tame Impala’s Currents. Now, just over two years since it was released, Tame Impala’s modern classic is getting the deluxe treatment, with a collector’s edition of the record set to be released next month.
Tame Impala first hinted at the emergence of this release way back in July of last year, but now we’re seeing something a lot more concrete. Announcing the news via social media and YouTube earlier today, Tame Impala shared a video of Kevin Parker in the studio back in 2014, crafting one of the unheard songs that is set to appear on the new version of the record.
With a release date set for November 17th, the Currents collector’s edition is set to include a gigantic array of fan-pleasing goodies, including the entire album on red marbled vinyl, with alternate artwork. Also included is a 12″ record with two remixes, a 7″ and a flexidisc record containing three B-sides, including a poster and zine, which contains a whole bunch of handwritten notes made by Kevin Parker during the recording session for the album.
Words can’t really do it justice, just take a look at what’s included in the gorgeous package, below.
If you’re keen on grabbing yourself a copy of the new edition of the record, head over to Tame Impala’s online store to pre-order yours. While there’s been no official announcement about it yet, some folks over on the Tame Impala subreddit on Reddit have discovered that the box set seems to be limited to 2,500 copies, so you might want to get in quick.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Tame Impala have released an expanded version of their records. Back in 2011, they released a new edition of their debut record Innerspeaker, which featured an extra disc titled Extraspeaker that included a bunch of rarities and remixes.
While we wait for the collector’s edition of Currents to drop next month, check out Soulwax’s remix of ‘Let It Happen’, which we’re hoping will be included in the new edition.