Independent British quality vinyl specialists The Vinyl Factory and Virgin Records/EMI have today announced a special limited edition version of Air's acclaimed new album, Love 2, which has been crafted in close collaboration with Air's art director, Laurent Pinon and the band. This individually numbered, exclusive edition is limited to just 300 copies worldwide and is signed by Nicholas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel of Air.
Housed in a luxurious silver mirrored box with the Air logo debossed on the front cover, the stunning set includes a gatefold, 200-gram, super-heavyweight 15-track double album with the songs from their new album especially mastered for vinyl.
Pressed on the legendary EMI 1400, the vinyl also features three exclusive new Air songs, along with an exclusive art print and an exclusive eight-page booklet containing a series of large-scale photographs by Luciana Val and Franco Musso, which have been commissioned especially for this album.
The purchase of the limited edition also includes a special download code for the highest-quality digital version of the album, featuring all the tracks.
'Love 2' is the latest high profile release from The Vinyl Factory, who use EMI's classic EMI 1400 press at the original EMI vinyl pressing plant, now owned by the Vinyl Factory, in Hayes, Middlesex. Previous releases include Massive Attack's Splitting the Atom EP, art prints and deluxe album for Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's Monkey: Journey to the West project, a boxed vinyl limited edition for Yes, Pet Shop Boys, and limited edition 12" by Soulwax side-project Die Verboten, The Vinyl Factory have also produced previous special editions with Primal Scream, Mumford & Sons and Shepard Fairey.
The standard edition of the album was released earlier this month, with the limited edition box-set costing £75, to be shipped from 9th November 2009 and available now from: www.thevinylfactory.com/shop
The album is also available as a limited edition gatefold, also pressed on 200 gram, super-heavyweight vinyl using the EMI 1400, priced at £35.