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Air Return With Hits and Rarities Collection, 'Twentyears'

The release will include collaborations with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jarvis Cocker, and Françoise Hardy.

by Alexander Iadarola
Apr 19 2016, 4:10pm

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Beloved French downtempo duo, Air, have announced a greatest hits and rarities collection entitled Twentyears, celebrating a two-decade star studded career that has included classic albums like 1997's Moon Safari and the 1999 soundtrack for The Virgin Suicides.

The record will include "Roger Song" and "Adis Abebah," two previously unreleased tracks, as well as collaborations with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jarvis Cocker, and Françoise Hardy.

The compilation follows 2014's limited edition studio LP Music For Museum.Last year, the duo's members Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin each took time to concentrate on their respective solo endeavors. To dig back into Air's past a little bit, revisit their eclectic, four-hour 1998 Essential Mix, which THUMP chose as one of our very favorites of the 90s and early aughts.

Twentyears is out June 10 on the 2-CD format; July 22 will see the release of a limited 3-CD and 2-LP super deluxe edition including the band's remixes of David Bowie, Neneh Cherry, Beck, and more. The band has also announced a world tour, which you can see the dates of below.

Twentyears tracklist:

CD1: Best Of:

1. La Femme D'Argent
2. Cherry Blossom Gir
3. Kelly Watch the Stars
4. Playground Love
5. Sexy Boy
6. Venus
7. All I Need
8. Alpha Beta Gaga
9. Moon Fever
10. Don't Be Light
11. How Does it Make you Feel
12. Once Upon A Time
13. Alone in Kyoto
14. Talisman
15. Run
16. Le soleil est près de Moi
17. Land Me

CD2: Rarities:

1. Planet Vega
2. Flowerhead
3. Crickets
4. The Duelist [ft. Charlotte Gainsbourg & Jarvis Cocker]
5. High Point
6. Au fond du rêve doré [ft. Françoise Hardy]
7. Danger Zone
8. Indian Summer
9. The Way You Look Tonight
10. Roger Song
11. J'ai dormi sous l'eau (live BBC 1998)
12. Remember (David Withaker version)
13. Trente millions d'amis (live KCRW 1998)
14. Adis Abebah

Air Tour Dates:

May 20 - Parma, Italy - Labirinto della Masone
May 21- Roma, Italy - Spring Attitude
June 2 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
June 4 - Nimes, France - This is Not a Love Song
June 5 - Paris, France - We Love Green
June 11 - Porto, Portugal - Primavera Sound
June 12 - London, England - Field Day
June 18 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret
July 1 - Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival
July 2 - Belfort, France - Eurorockeeness Festival
July 8 - Turku, Finland - Ruisrock Festival
July 10 - Bruges, Belgium - Cactus Festival
July 15 - Salacgriva, Latvia - Positivus Festival
July 21 - Stony Cross, England - Secret Garden Party
July 22 - Lucerne, Switzerland - Blue Balls Festival
August 6 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
August 27 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest

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