RIYL: Frightened Rabbit, Wilco, Okkervil River

Label: 4AD, Matador

Wow. 10 years. It’s unbelievable that much time has passed since this epic release. Well, if you haven’t seen, this is all over the internet, in 3 different variant, thus far. One variant, sold out, is for Cherry Tree Members only. I accidentally let my membership lapse, so I’m currently kicking myself in the face multiple times a day, because, well I have the time to do that. The other two are not so limited and one is oh-so expensive. The VMP vinyl, numbered to 1500 was set at $60 because “they just charged us a lot for this one wholesale.” per VMP rep. The other, which looks to be an even wider release is set at a reasonable price, $37.50 (4AD is cheapest I believe) and it looks pretty awesome. Thus the dilemma, more expensive = more rare, or cheaper & cooler looking =  less rare. I chose the latter, but you get to decide. Links are below:

VMP Exclusive Release

Limited & Numbered to 1500 Purple Splatter Vinyl ($60)

4AD Store

Limited Edition (Standard Edition) Purple & White Marble ($37.50)

The National have announced they will be releasing a 10-year anniversary expanded edition of their 2010 album High Violet, on  June 19th, 2020.  Originally released May 11, 2010, the critically acclaimed fifth studio album features the now-classics ‘Terrible Love’, ‘Bloodbuzz Ohio’, ‘England’, and perennial show closer, ‘Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks’. In addition to the 10 original tracks, the triple LP package includes a third LP which includes tracks never before available on vinyl, including ‘Wake Up Your Saints’, an alternate version of ‘Terrible Love’, ‘Walk Off’ and more.

The Details

Purple & White Marble ($37.50)
Triple LP package includes a third LP which includes tracks never before available on vinyl: comes on white & purple marbled vinyl. Formats: Limited LP
Tri-Fold Foil-Blocked Sleeve with Belly Band. (infinitely numbered, per Rough Trade?)

VMP Exclusive($60)
Limited to 1500 3xLPs Violet Splatter, Foil Stamped & Numbered with Obi Strip, Reverse Board, Triple Gatefold. Currently for members only, but will be released to the public soon.

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Price $27.50

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