Vinyl Me, Please (VMP) today announces VMP Anthology: The Story of Quincy Jones
to celebrate the music, film and TV producer, musician, songwriter, composer, arranger, performer and all-around living legend, Quincy Jones. This exclusive, limited-edition vinyl box set takes listeners on an immersive experience through Jones’ nearly seven decades long career working alongside the biggest names and hottest genres—from bebop to pop, rap to jazz, Miles Davis
to Michael Jackson
, Ray Charles
to Frank Sinatra
. VMP Anthology: The Story of Quincy Jones
is made up of eight albums across 12LPs, selected by VMP and Jones himself, and is limited to just 1,000 pressings. Each record comes on 180g exclusive color vinyl and is housed in a commemorative box designed by Grammy-nominated artist and photographer Mathieu Bitton. The first six titles are AAA-mastered from tapes, with lacquers cut by Ryan Smith and Barry Grint, and the final two are mastered from the highest quality digital masters available. The Anthology is accompanied by a Listening Notes booklet written by Ashley Kahn featuring a visual journey through Quincy Jones ephemera, and a four-episode podcast series to serve as a definitive guide to each album.
“Asking me to pick my favorite album is like asking me to pick my favorite child! Impossible! But, I'm excited to highlight some of the defining moments of my musical career with Vinyl Me, Please,” said Quincy Jones. “It's such a trip walking down memory lane and reflecting on the stories and long nights in the studio. Absolutely beautiful. I'll never forget my beloved collaborators, and this box set wouldn't have been possible without each and every one of them! Hope y'awl enjoy!”
“VMP has spent the past year collaborating closely with Quincy Jones to capture all the strains of his varied work over his illustrious career, including his adventurous work in R&B in the '80s, his jazz work in the '50s and '60s, and masterpieces in film scoring and arrangement,” said Courtney Catagnus, VMP’s Senior Director of Business Development & Partnerships. “We are all incredibly proud to share this Anthology with the world and can’t think of an artist more worthy of the VMP Anthology treatment.”
- This is How I Feel About Jazz (1957)
- Sinatra At The Sands (1966)
- Walking in Space (1969)
- Body Heat (1974)
- The Wiz (1978)
- The Dude (1981)
- Back on the Block (1989)
- Miles & Quincy Live At Montreux (1993)
VMP Anthology is a reinvented, immersive box set experience for music fans willing to journey beyond the liner notes. Each Anthology features expert storytelling, exclusive inserts, and a collectors-edition vinyl box set. VMP Anthology: The Story of Quincy Jones
is the twelfth VMP Anthology release. Prior to this, VMP released Anthologies honoring The Grateful Dead, Blue Note Records, the Women of Motown, Ghostly International, Stax Records, Zamrock, Tribe Records, Herbie Hancock, Metal Blade Records, Vanguard Records, and Philadelphia International Records.
Vinyl Me, Please (VMP) is a community of explorers and storytellers who navigate between sounds that are lost and found to create transcendent tangible music experiences. VMP offers customers four different monthly vinyl subscriptions (Essentials, Classics, Hip Hop, and Country), an online record store with exclusive pressings, and a multitude of editorial content, storytelling, and events. Through these offerings we embark on explorations of familiar sounds from our past, and new sounds for our future.