Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – May 2017
The Vinyl Me, Please mission statement is to “…help people explore, experience, and enjoy music on a deeper level.” They curate an incredible experience around an album each month, and members get access to all sorts of bonus online content throughout the month.
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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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This month’s selection is Tidal by Fiona Apple – the first time on vinyl!
The selections come with a little foreword by a VMP employee – it’s a nice personal touch to the selections.
This month’s vinyl isn’t a custom pressing – instead, it’s the first time on vinyl!
Tidal by Fiona Apple
Once again, I was REALLY excited for the selection. While I’m not a huge Fiona Apple fan, I’ve always enjoyed Tidal, When The Pawn, and Extraordinary Machine – and I was happy to finally get something on vinyl.
There’s nothing too special about the cover, it’s the same as the cd release.
Inside, it includes a special 12 pages of liner notes with lyrics to every song.
Sleep To Dream, Shadowboxer, and Criminal are all incredible songs – and are even better with that bit of crackly goodness from a vinyl!
While there is not special color vinyl, I’m not sure it was needed with the exclusive pressing.
The album still really holds up – what an incredible artist. I can still remember seeing the video for Criminal on MTV and just having a sense of bewilderment…who is this? She’s AWESOME! This album, in particular, is a real delight to revisit.
As always, it comes with an LP-sized piece of custom artwork to go with the album.
And a drink custom drink mix to try out. Since I’m not a vodka drinker, I went with an old standby of gin + tonic! That being said, I do love the idea of a drink mix, because I love being able to simply sit and take in a record – and a nice drink definitely raises the level!
Verdict: Another great month for Vinyl Me, Please! While I’ve only reviewed a few months, I’ve really enjoyed both – and have already gone back and purchased previous month’s albums from the member store! If you’re a collector, this is a great subscription for you because you’re getting exclusive pressing each month, and access to more exclusive albums in the members-only store.
What did you think of the May 2017 Vinyl Me, Please?