Imogen Heap Set to Release “Speak For Yourself” on Vinyl for the First Time Next Month

Imogen Heap

Imogen Heap’s massively successful 2005 Speak For Yourself release, which has sold 500,000 copies worldwide and contains songs featured in countless TV/film scenes, as well as sampled by dozens upon dozens of artists will be available for the first time on vinyl which will be sold exclusively from SaintNovember.com.

The first pressing of the vinyl will be limited to 500 copies. The first 300 copies will be printed on solid light blue vinyl, with the rest of them having their imprint on clear red vinyl.

Considering that Imogen Heap engineered and mixed the entire record in a seemingly digital world, as far as we know, we’re interested to hear how it will translate to vinyl land. Though for the most part digital, subjectively speaking Speak For Yourself is her most well produced and engineered effort, containing tight, but punchy mixes that combine with unorthodox samples and brilliant song craft. The original release sits at a modest average of 8dB dynamic range throughout its run.

The Grammy’s would tell you differently though. Her follow up to this record, called Ellipse, won the best engineered, non-classic album award in 2010.

Just what are some of those peculiar samples on her sophomore record, you ask? The beating of carpet tube made it into one of the tracks, and of course, the unforgettable frying pan and trains outside of her studio at the time which were incorporated into the mix of her classic, massively successful “Hide and Seek”.

Last year, Heap released the instrumentals of Speak For Yourself through her official website. You can still purchase these digitally here.

Pre-orders start at 9AM BST time, which would be 4AM EST for those in the states.

Pre-order the Speak For Yourself vinyl here. Orders will ship on the release of June 10th, 2013.

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