Aaliyah’s eponymous album — her third and remaining studio LP initially launched in July 2001 — will obtain its first-ever vinyl urgent in April through Vinyl Me, Please’s Essentials Record of the Month subscription program.
The unique providing for VMP Necessities subscribers arrives as a two-LP set pressed on pink and gold galaxy-colored vinyl. It additionally comes packaged with a listening notes booklet and artwork print.
Within the wake of the singer’s dying in a airplane crash only one month after its launch, the LP rose to the highest of the charts and netted Aaliyah a number of posthumous Grammy nominations, together with Finest R&B Album and Finest Feminine R&B Vocal Efficiency for “Rock the Boat” and “Extra Than a Girl.”
The Aaliyah vinyl reissue was half-speed mastered by by Barry Grint at Alchemy Mastering at AIR Studios in London.
“It’s lengthy been a dream for VMP to carry this exceptional document to our members,” Amileah Sutliff, VMP’s Head of Editorial, stated in an announcement. “Aaliyah is a real masterpiece from an artist who was unimaginably influential in her too-short time on earth, so it means the world to us to have the ability to honor her legacy and eventually current a definitive vinyl reissue, created with the extent of care this document deserves.”
Final 12 months, the singer’s whole catalog was made obtainable on streaming providers for the primary time through Blackground Information, alongside two compilation albums (I Care 4 U and Final Aaliyah). In December, “Poison” that includes the Weeknd, turned the primary Aaliyah single launched in almost a decade.