Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ Gets the Deluxe Box Set Treatment
Curiously absent until some five months after its initial release, Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories is getting the deluxe treatment in the form of a collection-worthy $275 USD box set. Packed inside a gold foil-stamped cloth-bound box, the release includes the album on 180 gram double vinyl with gold and silver foil labels; a booklet containing artwork, album credits and lyric sheets; a 56-page hardcover book of images from the RAM recording sessions and film shoots; and even a 10” containing an extended interview with Giorgio Moroder taken from the original sessions the track “Giorgio by Moroder.” It doesn’t stop there, however: also included are sets of Robot helmet design schematics – complete with individual components separated onto eight layers of unbounded transparencies and housed in a clear presentation pouch – a pair of heavyweight matte-finish full-body Robot design schematic posters measuring 12” x 24”, and a 70mm motion picture film strip containing sequential frames from the “Lose Yourself to Dance” music video. Finally, a pair of gold- and silver-plated, metal-encased USB drives contains everything from RAM and its bonus tracks in high-resolution 88.2KHz/24-bit digital audio to HD music videos, television campaigns and promos. Slated to ship in December, the all-inclusive box set can be pre-ordered online now.