I feel like this moment has been forever in the making. One of the greatest albums in recent years set to return to retail. As it stands, Fat Beats is taking pre-orders for vinyl, CD, cassette and all the different bundles imaginable for the album and the release is set for January 21 (but subject to change *sigh*).
Why do I need this?
Actually, I don’t because, well, I have some mp3 version that I probably stole from Rapidshare or Megaupload (R.I.P.) and the whole thing is streaming on YouTube just a few clicks away. But, I’ve wanted it for years and years just because it was such a great album and “No Greater Love” stands as one of the best songs ever released since 2007. Add to that the satisfaction that comes with having music in a tangible form. You can place it on a shelf as a signal to people that “yeah, I’m cool,” you can take it off said shelf and scan the liner notes or you can, you know, play it, too.
To date, it’s been out of print, except for the few copies that have sat on eBay forever at insanely high prices. No more will I stare at those joints hoping that the sellers crack before I did and lower the prices so I could cop. Nope, no more because I will buy Below The Heavens for a retail price, ending a longstanding thirst.