This holiday season, it bears remembrance that music is a timeless gift, and whether you’re looking to bless your own record player or someone else’s, we’re here to give you a shot at winning just the kind of vinyl with which to do it.
Paste and leading vinyl subscription service Vinyl Me, Please are teaming up to give away a bundle of VMP’s December 2019 Records of the Month, three exclusive, limited-edition LPs no record collection is complete without.
VMP’s December selections break down into three categories—the Essentials Record of the Month, the Classics Record of the Month and the Rap & Hip-Hop Record of the Month—though those first two titles certainly apply to all three albums. And one lucky winner will get their hands on all of ‘em.
Readers who want a chance to win these three albums can enter here. U.S. and Canadian entries only. Contest runs today, Thursday, Dec. 5, through Thursday, Dec. 12, at 11:59:59 p.m. E.T.
First up is Aretha Franklin’s essential Essentials album I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967), featuring “Respect” and numerous other Franklin classics. The album comes on 180g purple and white galaxy color AAA vinyl, cased in a heavyweight jacket, with an exclusive lyric booklet insert.
For Classics, we have B.B. King’s Lucille (1968), the album the legendary bluesman dedicated to his beloved Gibson guitar(s) of the same name. The AAA reissue, pressed at QRP, comes on 180g black vinyl—a timeless presentation of a timeless album—cased in a heavyweight jacket.
And in Rap & Hip-Hop, it’s Run-D.M.C.’s historic Raising Hell (1986)—the first rap record to ever attain platinum status, featuring smash hits “It’s Tricky,” “Peter Piper,” “Walk This Way” feat. Aerosmith, and more. The vibrantly packaged reissue is pressed on 180g, neon-green vinyl.
Again, readers who want a chance to win these three albums can enter here. U.S. and Canadian entries only. Contest runs today, Thursday, Dec. 5, through Thursday, Dec. 12, at 11:59:59 p.m. E.T.
Enjoy Franklin, King and Run-D.M.C. performances from the Paste archives below.