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Arctic Monkeys to reissue debut album on vinyl


Arctic Monkeys have announced plans to reissue of their 2006 debut Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not on vinyl.

The album, which surpassed Elastica’s self-titled album to become the fastest selling debut album in British music history, sold over 360,000 copies in its first week to propel Arctic Monkeys into the forefront of indie pop music.

Now, the Sheffield born outfit are preparing to release the record which will be pressed on heavyweight 180-gram multi-colour ‘smoke’ vinyl and will be shared alongside a 16-page lyric booklet with photos. According to the press release, the reissue arrives via subscription service Vinyl Me, Please, which has made Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not its “Record of the Month” for April 2018.

Cameron Schaefer, Head Of Music at Vinyl Me, Please, says: “There was this period in the early 2000s after ‘Is This It’ came out, when the Strokes, Kings of Leon, and Arctic Monkeys were at various points of their arc, where it felt like rock n’ roll was going to be OK. There were these three bands that felt like they could be really huge, and be a big deal.”