Arctic Monkeys to reissue debut album on “smoke” vinyl

It'll come with a 16-page booklet which features lyrics, exclusive liner notes and an original poem by John Cooper Clarke

Arctic Monkeys are set to reissue their 2006 debut album ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ on vinyl.

The Sheffield band – who are expected to release their sixth record this year – will reissue their classic LP on a 180g “smoke” vinyl as the ‘Record of the Month’ for April 2018 from subscription service Vinyl Me, Please.

The release – which’ll be the first time that the album has ever been pressed on coloured vinyl – comes with a 16-page booklet which features lyrics, photos and an original poem by John Cooper Clarke.

The colour booklet will also contain liner notes by “early Arctic Monkeys champion” Paul Stokes (which you can read here) and an exclusive art print and cocktail recipe.

Find more info about the release here. See a picture beneath.

Arctic Monkeys’ debut album vinyl reissue

Cameron Schaefer, Head Of Music at Vinyl Me, Please, says of the release: “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.”

Meanwhile, Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner claimed recently that a new single from his band is coming “soon”.

There has also been speculation that the new album is coming in May.

A fan recently shared a photo of an encounter with drummer Matt Helders – where he apparently revealed that the album is set to drop in May. However, an Arctic Monkeys spokesman refused to comment as to whether the suggested release date was accurate.

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