So... will Frank Ocean press another vinyl release on Black Friday?

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  1. Kinetic

    Kinetic Well-Known Member

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    So, unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that:

    1. on Black Friday in 2016, FO made Blonde available on vinyl to piurchase from his website for 24 hours only.

    2. on Blakc Friday in 2017, he did pretty much the same thing with his Endless album, although it was reportedly available for a little longer to order than Blonde was.

    Will he do the same thing this year? Perhaps Channel Orange will finally receive an offical pressing. Or perhaps a new album?
     
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    My assumption is that we get Channel Orange this year. There was a Facebook post or something somewhere where he said he was working on it.
     
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    ** @blonded is Frank.
     
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    I am really hoping this happens this year, but I won't hold my breath.

    Though, considering he has a completed new album apparently makes me wonder if that might be happening this year instead. Hmmm
     
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    ??????
     
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    Well I guess there’s nothing this year
     
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    I’m checking hourly till noon!

    If something happens after, someone tag me. (For reference, it’s 1011 now)
     
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    Stupid Frank Ocean.
     
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    Just remember that last year on Black Friday he only released a hoodie for sale. The endless vinyl wasn’t put up for sale until Cyber Monday.

    Also, to our wonderful mod team, this doesn’t seem to be owt to do with VMP, should it not be moved to the General Music Forum?
     
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    There you go getting my hopes and anticipation up after already resigning to there being nothing.
     
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    Well, time to go back to ignoring what Frank Ocean might be doing. I can’t live a life of tiny crumbs and massive hype that won’t likely lead to anything. Have you all seen the subreddit? Holy sticky pudding those people are insane. I’ll just spin my copy of Blonde and then Endless and be happy about it.
     
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    I WANT THE BLONDE (VINYL) by Frank Ocean :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

    I wasn't collecting vinyl when Blonde got released on Black Friday :oops:

    I really hope Blonde gets repressed even though I know that's super unlikely. Blonde is my everything, it's so expressive, so pure and naked, so puzzling, so elegant, so adventurous, so raw. I NEED IT!!!

    I can't put into words how amazing I think Blonde is as an album.

    The cheapest official pressing of Blonde on Discogs is over AUD $600........sticky pudding me dead :cautious::mad::X3:
     
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    It’s a prize jewel in my collection. Not rubbing it in. I just hope you somehow can get a copy cause it’s worth it. Amazing album.
     
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    It would definitely be a prize jewel if it was in my collection too! It really is an amazing album though, I still cannot get enough of it! :)

    I definitely want to get a copy of it, but I'm not prepared to pay over AUD $200 for a brand new copy. I'll buy things on the market for a high price, but it can't be ridiculously expensive. People definitely will buy Blonde though for $500+, so it's fair enough I guess!
     
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    I don’t know if this will soften the blow for you, but it’s not a great pressing.
     
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    so you have the pressing? Although it's an average/crappy kind of pressing, it's still nice to have because it's hard to obtain the CD too! (Which comes in the 'Boys Don't Cry' magazine).

    The Endless pressing sounds really good, so I'm assuming Blonde would sound sublime too!
     
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    Endless is much better pressing wise.
     
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    yeah, the pressing sounds excellent! I loved Endless even more after hearing it on vinyl because all the detail and vocals sounded much more clearer.

    Well it's good to know the Blonde pressing is average because that means that masterpiece wasn't done justice on vinyl. Hopefully it's been bought to Frank Ocean's attention that the Blonde pressing is average so that they re-press it in the future.
     
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