As part of Vinyl Me, Please’s Record-Of-The-Month program they’ll be reissuing the Arctic Monkeys’ full length album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. The new pressing will be on 180-gram multi-color smoke vinyl. For packaging, you’ll get a 16-page book. And here’s VMP on the choice to not remaster:
And as far as remastering goes, what’s the story there?
When we agreed to do the project, we talked to the band about remastering the album, and they really felt satisfied with how it had been mastered originally. I fall into this category too, but sometimes people are like, “If this is a reissue, there must be a new remaster,” but sometimes things are great as they are and everyone’s already happy with the album, and the person who mastered it the first time did a great job. There’s something to be said about when you’re happy 100% with the originals.
But we did redo the plates, right?
Yeah, it’s all fresh metal work.
I’d recommend reading about their other packaging changes, here. Sign up by April 15 to get this selection.