VMP ANTHOLOGY

The Story of Stax Records

A story told through 8 classic albums from the label's vault, curated by Stax & VMP.

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Join us as we celebrate the most legendary soul label.
Everybody I interviewed about Stax, who was at Stax, used the word, “oasis”, and I really thought that was true. Inside those walls, there was a freedom that didn’t exist outside those walls.
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Robert Gordon
Memphis Journalist at writer of Respect Yourself: Stax Records & The Soul Explosion

A great series unfolds in episodes

...and the best stories are told in chapters. We're reinventing the box set experience, as we spend four weeks exploring this storied label through the music of eight of the label’s world-changing artists.

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EPISODE ONE
Booker T. & The MGs
Soul Dressing (1965)
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EPISODE ONE
Sam & Dave
Hold On, I'm Comin' (1966)
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EPISODE TWO
Otis Redding
The Soul Album (1966)
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EPISODE TWO
Bar-Kays
Soul Finger (1967)
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EPISODE THREE
Eddie Floyd
I've Never Found A Girl (1968)
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EPISODE THREE
Johnnie Taylor
Raw Blues (1969)
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EPISODE FOUR
William Bell
Phases Of Reality (1972)
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EPISODE FOUR
Albert King
I'll Play The Blues For You (1972)

What's Included?

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Exclusive Podcast Series
Hear the story of Stax Records from it’s beginning via interviews with the artists that made these eight albums — like David Porter, William Bell, Steve Cropper and Booker T. Jones — and the writer of the best resource on Stax, Robert Gordon.
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8 LPs

Limited to 1000, on 180 gram audiophile black vinyl, pressed at QRP in Salina, KS. All eight albums were AAA cut from the original tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound.
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Unboxings and AMAs
Access our previously live recorded Unboxing and AMA (Ask Me Anything) series.
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8 Liner Note Prints

12” heavyweight prints featuring frame-worthy artist photos, packaged with each album and thoughtfully written by Robert Gordon, who wrote the bible on Stax records.
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Premium Commemorative Box
Designed in house at VMP in the iconic Stax yellow, the heavyweight two-piece slip and slash box is hand-numbered and features the classic Stax finger snap logo and an archival photo of the instantly recognizable Stax marquee.
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More Extras!
Gain access to exclusive content, bonus podcast episodes. You'll also receive a sweet pair of Stax holiday socks!
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How was the audio sourced?

ONLY THE BEST FOR Stax Records

All eight albums in this VMP Anthology were remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, and pressed at QRP on high quality 180g black vinyl. All albums were remastered from their original analog tape, pulled out of the vaults by Stax Records.

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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. Click our logo in the footer to learn more.
Shipping is free in the U.S. and $50 internationally. Records will be sent in one shipment. Orders will ship out within 5 business days. 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 into 4 episodes, we give you space to truly listen and absorb each individual recording, listen to the podcast and soak it in.
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.
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