The xx, like countless other bands have released a special Record Store Day release – a 12" titled Jamie xx Edits. “Sunset (Jamie xx Edit)” was originally a special release, given away as part of iTunes’ 12 Days of Christmas giveaway. And until it was officially released, the only other place it was available was on YouTube.
Interestingly the original version of “Reconsider” was only offered on the Japanese edition of Coexist. The “Reconsider” edit also hasn’t been officially released until now – so for fans of the xx, the Record Store Day release may well be a must have.
The “Sunset” edit reminds me quite a bit of Dirty Ghosts’ fantastic album Metal Moon – it has a throbbing, trip hop sort of funk to it.