Vinyl Me, Please Subscription Box Review – July 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.
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
This month’s selection was the self-titled album by Betty Davis.
You’ll get a little intro from one of the Vinyl Me, Please co-founders. These are more of a poetic verse than anything else.
Each Vinyl Me, Please monthly shipment comes with an LP-sized piece of artwork and a cocktail recipe. These are a few fun little extras when you’re unboxing and listening!
Betty Davis Betty Davis
July’s selection takes us back to 1973 on a funk journey with Betty Davis.
This exclusive release is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and remastered from the original master tapes. The exclusive edition keeps a lot of the same vibe as the original LP – with a few extra touches, making it a little more special – it is a special edition, after all.
This is the first time I’ve seen this, but it comes with a little coloring sheet for adult coloring book fans out there!
It comes with a booklet that dives into details about her career and personal life – a nice touch for a revisited artist and album.
The gatefold has the liner notes of the album to follow along with.
The pressing itself is gorgeous – I love the color choice.
The album, unsurprisingly, is fantastic. It storms through some major funk and soul from front to back. I love her voice, too – there’s a commanding force to it on every track – she has that perfect traditional tone mixed with a gravelly tone at the perfect time, which probably led to her being an influence across so many genres.
Verdict: I tend to always enjoy Vinyl Me, Please – whether I know the artist or not – so I was really thrilled with the reissue of this album! I wasn’t too familiar with Betty Davis, but it was one of those albums that I’ve felt that I’ve heard from the past and from current artists’ style – and I think that speaks towards how influential it has been.
What did you think of the July 2017 Vinyl Me, Please?