This October, the Flaming Lips are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 1999 album The Soft Bulletin with a limited edition vinyl reissue, which will be available exclusively through subscription service Vinyl Me, Please.
Pressed on mustard yellow vinyl and accompanied by new artwork designed by frontman Wayne Coyne, the 2-LP reissue includes the album's original 13-song tracklist.
“The Soft Bulletin is a record that’s always with us… and we’re always considering it… we’re always playing it… we’re always celebrating it,” Coyne said of the reissue in a statement.
Vinyl Me, Please Head of A&R Alex Berenson said in a statement, “We at Vinyl Me, Please are incredibly excited to have worked directly with Warner Music and Wayne Coyne to come up with a spectacular anniversary packaging for this monumental album and look forward to our members diving into the Lips’ prolific musical output.”
The reissue, which is one of the service's Records of the Month for October, is currently available to pre-order through the Vinyl Me, Please website. Subscribers will also receive a cocktail recipe inspired by the album and an invitation to partake in an exclusive Ask Me Anything-style live-stream with Coyne in October.
Check out The Soft Bulletin reissue tracklist below.
Disc 1 Side A
- Race For The Prize
- A Spoonful Weighs a Ton
- The Spark That Bled
- The Spiderbite Song
Disc 1 Side B
- Buggin’ (Remix)
- What Is The Light?
- The Observer
Disc 2 Side A
- Waitin’ for a Superman
- Suddenly Everything Has Changed
- The Gash
Disc 2 Side B
- Slow Motion
- Feeling Yourself Disintegrate
- Sleeping on the Roof
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Article image: Flaming Lips at Forecastle 2010. (C Michael Stewart [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.)