Weezer’s cover of Toto track ‘Africa’ is getting a vinyl release.
The cover, which has since become the band’s highest charting single in almost 10 years, will be released as a limited edition 7″ single. The track will be put out exclusively through Urban Outfitters. Sigh.
On top of that, their cover of Toto’s ‘Rosanna’ will be released as the B-side on the vinyl edition. Actually, the fact that the track is to be pressed on green vinyl is pretty nice. You’ll have to be quick though, the single is limited edition and will only have to 1,500 copies made available.
The Toto cover came after months of campaigning from Weezer fans who demanded that the band put their spin on ‘Africa’. Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo played a bunch of covers during a solo show in Chicago which came part of a 27-song. Notably, though, a rendition of ‘Africa’ was missing. With disappointment lingering, a 14-year old named Mary started the campaign and opened up popular Twitter account @WeezerAfrica which appears to be chosen for album sleeve.