Vinyl Me, Please are blessing us at the right time this year, on the 20th anniversary of the amazing Fanmail album, originally released in February 1999, by giving the album a special re-release on a unique vinyl!
This is the first time the album has been re-released on vinyl. It will be a limited release, with only 1000 pressings being produced, exclusively for Vinyl Me, Please.
Arriving five years after their pop breakthrough, FanMail was a comeback album meant as a message to TLC’s loyal fans.
Back on vinyl for the first time in 20 years, @OfficialTLC 'FanMail' is in the VMP store on exclusive blue swirl vinyl, and with a 7-inch featuring the extended cut of "No Scrubs." Grab it here! https://t.co/RRnlgwzWOF pic.twitter.com/frFkxUPaty
— VMP (@VinylMePlease) May 22, 2019
The album also comes with a bonus 7″ vinyl, which features an extended version of the smash single, “No Scrubs“, as well as the bonus track, “U In Me” (previously only available in Japan).
In addition to Fanmail, Vinyl Me, Please are also re-launching limited pressings of the record-breaking, diamond-certified CrazySexyCool album! Both records will be pressed on exclusively red and blue swirled colored vinyls.
TLC were in a weird place in the years leading up to FanMail; their manager had allegedly taken most of their money, so the group had to declare bankruptcy, even as Waterfalls from CrazySexyCool became one of the biggest songs of the ’90s.
'CrazySexyCool,' the breakout album from @OfficialTLC is now available in the VMP store on exclusive red swirl vinyl. Limited to 1000 copies, this might not last long. Grab it now! https://t.co/q6zUVw7ode pic.twitter.com/feG59Z7p2n
— VMP (@VinylMePlease) May 15, 2019
As the group figured out what to do next and got their business lives in order, they started receiving boxes of letters from fans encouraging them to keep going.
The group poured that inspiration into FanMail, their commercial smash third album, which ran the gamut of late ’90s R&B styles, and created a word for the collective lexicon that’s struck fear in shitty men since (“No Scrubs”).
Nominated for Album of the Year at the 2000 Grammys, this is the first vinyl edition of the album in 20 years. It would be the last TLC album recorded while Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was alive, as she’d die in a tragic accident in 2002.
The Vinyl Me, Please TLC bundle of both vinyl’s is currently out of stock, but you can still grab a copy of the FanMail re-issue, which will also assist in boosting those sales to gain the girls a second diamond award, which they are close to achieving!
Order your vinyl here before stock runs out!
*************December 2019 Update************
After a very lengthy delay (originally scheduled to ship in August), some of the vinyls were finally shipped in December to the customers who ordered first.
Here’s a first look at the vinyl’s, courtesy of Megan Dove.
Please note the ‘extended’ version of “No Scrubs” on the bonus 7″ is actually the Main Mix featuring Left Eye’s rap and not an overall extension of the track.
Despite this exclusive set being sold out, there is still hope for you fans out there looking to bag another vinyl exclusive!
For a limited time only, British retailer Rough Trade have the incredible ‘CrazySexyCool‘ LP on red vinyl for £29.99, limited to 1000 pressings.
You can order your copy of the exclusive red ‘CrazySexyCool’ vinyl HERE while stocks last.
Here’s how the stunning vinyl looks in person. My copy arrived within days!