There have been questions. This is what we know.
- 500 copies of each album will be spread out among indie stores in the U.S.
- U.S. indies cannot take pre-orders or make the albums for sale online. You have to physically go to the store on 11/17 to buy one.
- Sir Paul’s website and/or Universal’s website is where you go if you want to buy online.
- The colored vinyl will not be available anywhere else.*
- Release date is 11/17/17
All eight albums will be released on black vinyl and CD the same day. Those are normal releases so you can buy them however you want to. Suggested Retail Price for the black vinyl is $10 less than the colored vinyl.
*We don’t know what is happening in other countries. If I lived outside the U.S., I would be a regular at the best store(s) in town. I’d ask my local store what’s up if I needed the colored records.
We are getting questions about the difference between Standard and Deluxe editions of St. Vincent’s next album. For the extra $7.00, the Deluxe Edition includes the same pink vinyl and poster in the Standard Edition. Exclusive to the Deluxe Ed. is a much larger booklet, a sticker sheet, and a different label on the record. The Deluxe comes in a clear PVC jacket.
Please note that if this is the same PVC jacket usually used for picture discs, it’s 99% guaranteed to split. We can put a man on the moon, but…
A couple people who follow us on Twitter asked for more details.
Tracklists on our website don’t support two-sided discs (good thing laser discs are gone). Above is a screen shot of how the tracks are broken up by side. Note that “Tweezer” was too long to fit on a single LP side.
Details on the red and blue are not yet available. We don’t know if the records are solid colors, split, swirl, splatter, or with a piece of the Utica Memorial Auditorium floor embedded.
The Beatles’ first professional recordings have been reissued numerous times, but never, as far as we know, on pink and red splattered vinyl. Only 1000 copies were made. This is for the Beatles fan who thinks they need everything.
If you are still building your Beatles collection, you need these tracks on some format. “My Bonnie” and “Sweet Georgia Brown” were the two songs that brought them to future manager Brian Epstein’s attention. “Ain’s She Sweet” has a fantastic vocal from Lennon and “Cry For A Shadow” is a very cool instrumental by Harrison & McCartney.