FAQ - VMP Anthology: The Story of Blue Note Records

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If you have a question not answered here, or if you need to reach out for any other reason, drop us a line at anthology@vinylmeplease.com. 


Most Common Questions

What is VMP Anthology?

VMP Anthology is the vinyl box set, reinvented. It aims to use music to tell a story, and gives space for lots of listening, learning, and conversation along the way.

What is Vinyl Me, Please?

Vinyl Me, Please started as a record of the month club in 2013 and has expanded into an online record store and online community. Learn more about us here.

Do I need to be a VMP member to purchase this?

No. We built VMP Anthology as a way for all fans to experience music more deeply, and VMP membership is not required.

Is this available internationally? What about customs?

Yes, shipping is available in 16 countries (see the full list below) in addition to the U.S. For international customers, customs and duties will be pre-paid and nothing will be due upon receipt.

How much is shipping? How will shipping work?

Shipping is free in the U.S. and $50 internationally. Records will be sent in pairs every two weeks (for a total of three shipments) starting in mid May.

Why aren’t you showing all six albums in the box?

Because we’ve all bought box sets and never actually listened to all of the albums. We’re revealing the titles over time to make it easier to slow down and spend time with each record, and truly absorb why Don Was and VMP selected these albums to tell the Blue Note story.

More Anthology Questions

Why is the fan community being hosted on Facebook? 

We researched multiple options for the fan community, and private Facebook groups had the most extensive features and will help us ensure that the community remains private/exclusive to people who are experiencing Anthology together.

Can I cancel my order if I need to?

If you need to cancel your order, please do so within 48 hours of your purchase. Due to inventory implications, we will be unable to cancel Anthology orders after 48 hours. 

You can email us at anthology@vinylmeplease.com to request cancellation within 48 hours. 

International Customers

What countries are you shipping to?

United Kingdom
Korea, Republic of

Why is is there a $50 shipping surcharge?

This covers shipping for three shipments, as well as any customs/duties or taxes.

VMP Membership

Can I use VMP credits for this purchase?

Anthology is running on a completely new eCommerce framework, so unfortunately we'll be unable to apply VMP credits to Anthology.  

Are these records swap-able?

You won't be able to swap any records out of the Anthology, and Anthology records will never be swap options in the future.

I’m a VMP member. Will Anthology ship with my regular Record of the Month shipment?

No, Anthology shipments will ship separately.

Will I see Anthology purchases in my VMP order history? 

No, Anthology orders won't be visible in your VMP order history at this point. You will receive emails with tracking numbers when each shipment goes out. We are working towards having all Anthology, store, and ROTM orders in one place in the future.

How can I become a VMP Member?
Join up right here.