Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – June 2016
Vinyl Me, Please is the modern equivalent of the old “Record of the Month” clubs. As a long-time audiophile and vinyl collector, I had to sign up as soon as I heard about it!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Vinyl Me, Please
The Cost: US – $27 per month / $75 per 3 months / $284 per year
International – $44 per month / $120 per 3 months / $450 per year
The Products: A specially selected limited edition vinyl LP, a cocktail recipe to be paired with the music, an original piece of art, access to “The Standard” (VMP’s online magazine), access to forums, special deals on other albums
Ships to: everywhere, cost included in membership
Ships via: USPS
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Vinyl Me, Please included an insert in this month’s package to give subscribers a heads-up on what will be available when their store opens on 6/16. This is really good to know, and it looks like they’ve included some good ones! Subscribers get access to the monthly store, where they can get discounts and sometimes hard-to-find items, and purchases made from the store are shipped for free with their next regular shipment. I just did a little shopping myself! They are having a “garage sale” today, and I scored some gems for nearly half price!
This month’s album is “Watch Out!” by Wells Fargo, and it’s an exclusive Vinyl Me, Please pressing! It really would have to be since this is such an obscure recording. Wells Fargo was a rock band from Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in the 60’s.
This awesome booklet was included that details the complete history of Wells Fargo and a larger history of African revolution rock on the whole. It’s really interesting stuff.
This is the actual record, and of course I completely adore it! I am a complete sucker for colored vinyl, but just look at that green marbled pattern! It almost looks like smoke. I wonder if that was intentional. In any case, this is not just Important Music, it’s also really good, funky, hard vintage rock. I’m so pleased to have a copy!
This month’s artwork is beautiful, and very representative of the spirit of this album. I love it! The artist is Sanghon Kim.
Every month the inner packaging is printed with a poem or some prose penned by Vinyl Me, Please’s co-founder, Tyler Barstow, to support the album selection.
The cocktail this month is the Watch Out! I can’t decide if I would like it or not. I love tea infused cocktails, but I don’t love cognac in general. I have a good friend who’s a bartender, so I might swing by and see if she could make this for me.
Verdict: I think I might actually prefer Vinyl Me, Please‘s vintage selections to some of their modern picks. I think this month’s album was a huge win for me, both musically and intellectually. I also loved the artwork this month!
What do you think of Vinyl Me, Please? Had you heard of Wells Fargo before?