The UK arm of global publishers De Agostini, have launched ‘The Beatles Vinyl Collection‘ a series of magazines that all come with a stereo vinyl copy of a Beatles album.
Issue one is, inevitably, a special price of £9.99 and includes a vinyl copy of the band’s swan-song, 1969’s Abbey Road, but going forward (the magazines will be published fortnightly) all issues with single albums will be £16.99 and double and triple albums, £24.99. With 23 issues planned and mention of triples, it’s assumed this series will including Past Masters volumes, ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ compilations, the ‘1’ album, Live at the BBC, Love and more. However the publishers haven’t clarified the full list of titles.
Supported with some TV advertising, De Agnostini are hoping fans will head to their website and subscribe to the whole series, and they’ve lined up plenty of incentives to lure in the punters, including T-shirts, album artwork display frames and two ‘high quality vinyl storage boxes’.