VMP ANTHOLOGY

The Story of Quincy Jones

A story told through eight albums of widely varied — and impossibly unmatched — musical output.

NOTE: Please purchase this product individually, as it cannot be combined with other products in our store. Orders are expected to ship
in January 2022. Timeline is subject to change due to COVID-19. We will notify you of any shipping updates.
1950s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and 2000s — I didn’t stop, not one second. Good music. Highest quality standards. That’s all I cared about. The secret power is the song. The singer is the messenger, the song is the power. Like Louis Armstrong said: ‘Play it. Don’t say it.’
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Quincy Jones
in an interview with Ashley Kahn, the author of The Story of Quincy Jones’ Listening Notes

Get The Whole Story….

VMP Anthology goes beyond the 12 LPs included in your box. Alongside your box and the albums within it, we provide in-depth, original Listening Notes and a digestible multi-episode podcast series to serve as your definitive guide though these records. VMP Anthology isn’t just a box set, created to gather dust on your shelves — it’s an immersive and transformative story that comes alive for you to spend weeks (or longer!) inside of. We can’t wait for you to dive deeper into Quincy Jones’ groundbreaking story, complete with an unbelievable cast of characters — from Frank Sinatra to Miles Davis to Michael Jackson.

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Quincy Jones
This Is How I Feel About Jazz (1957)
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Frank Sinatra
Sinatra At The Sands (1966)
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Quincy Jones
Walking in Space (1969)
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Quincy Jones
Body Heat (1974)
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Various Artists
The Wiz (1978)
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Quincy Jones
The Dude (1981)
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Quincy Jones
Back on the Block (1989)
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Miles Davis and Quincy Jones
Miles & Quincy Live At Montreux (1993)

What's Included

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Accompanying Podcast Series
Produced in partnership with Quincy Jones Productions, our Anthology podcast is here to guide you through each album in the box, which we’ve broken up into multiple episodes in digestible lengths.
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Eight Exciting Quincy Jones Creations
First edition limited to 1,000, pressed on exclusive 180g colored vinyl at GZ. Lacquers cut by Ryan Smith and Barry Grint.
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High-quality mastering

The first six titles are AAA-mastered from tapes, and the final two are mastered from the highest quality digital masters available, with lacquers cut by Ryan Smith and Barry Grint.
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Listening Notes
Read the story of these eight albums in a very special 32-page Listening Notes booklet, written by music historian, journalist and producer Ashley Kahn and featuring a visual journey through Quincy Jones ephemera.
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Premium Commemorative Box
Designed by Grammy-nominated artist and photographer Mathieu Bitton — who’s worked with Prince, Jack White, Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye and more — this original box features gorgeous foil-stamping and imagery of Quincy Jones.
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Free Access to Qwest TV
With the purchase of The Story of Quincy Jones Anthology, you will receive a free 3-month access pass to Qwest TV, a subscription on-demand video service and global hub for music and culture created by Quincy Jones. You’ll have access to 24-hour programming and over 1,300 hand-selected concerts, interviews, archival gems and documentaries.
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How Was The Audio Sourced?

The first six titles (This Is How I Feel About Jazz, Sinatra At The Sands, Walking in Space, Body Heat, The Wiz, The Dude) are AAA-mastered from tapes, and the final two (Back on the Block, Miles & Quincy Live At Montreux) are mastered from the highest quality digital masters available, with lacquers cut by Ryan Smith and Barry Grint. All eight titles are pressed on exclusive 180g colored vinyl at GZ.

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Podcast and Listening Notes

Go beyond the albums by reading our 32-page listening notes booklet, written by Ashley Kahn and designed by Mattieu Bitton. It covers the story of Quincy Jones, each individual album in the box and his cultural and musical impact across an array of genres. The booklet also features quotes from the man himself and an array of unique visual ephemera from his decades of work. Our accompanying podcast offers a unique perspective and insight on each album and was produced in close conjunction with Quincy’s team. Find it on streaming services when your Anthology ships and listen to each corresponding episode as you make your way through the records in your box.

FAQS

Got a question?

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.
VMP started as a record of the month club in 2013 and has expanded into an online record store and magazine.
Shipping is free in the U.S. and $50 internationally. Records will be sent in one shipment. Orders are expected to ship in January 2022. Timeline is subject to change due to COVID-19. We will notify you of any shipping updates.
We created VMP Anthology for people who recognize that every album has a deep story to tell. By breaking up the albums, we give you space to truly listen and absorb each individual recording, listen to the podcast and soak it in. Of course, this is just a suggestion!
Nope! We built VMP Anthology as a way for all fans to experience music more deeply, and VMP membership is not required.
Yes, shipping is available in 16 countries in addition to the U.S. (view all FAQs for more details). For international customers, customs and duties will be pre-paid and nothing will be due upon receipt.
Afterpay is an interest-free financing option that allows you to make four bi-weekly (every two weeks) installment payments rather than one upfront payment. If you choose Afterpay at checkout, you will be redirected to the Afterpay site to create an account and to complete your payment. You won’t be charged any interest or fees, as long as your payments are made on time. At this time, Afterpay is only available for customers in the United States.
To get the Member Price, you must be an active VMP Member for our monthly record subscription (and make sure you are logged in).
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