Frank Ocean ‘Blonde’ bootleg appears overseas

News / Preorders / October 1, 2016

At the time of Blonde‘s release, Frank Ocean said of Channel Orange vinyl bootlegs:

My last record, I didn’t make a vinyl. But somebody did and sold a whole lot of vinyl. They had mp3s on it, not properly done at all. Still they’ll win because there’s a demand for it.

Well, the bootleg has beat retail to market once again. This pressing, through typical bootleg home Vinyl Digital is limited to 1,000 copies on random colored wax. From that quote, it’s clear that Frank has thought about doing vinyl, and Blonde is self-released, so maybe there’s hope? And bootleg quality is always questionable.

So, what’s our updated thoughts on bootleg pressings everyone? For, against, somewhere in between? The pressing is coming out on October 31st.


Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.

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