Atmosphere "Lucy Ford" Limited Edition Vinyl Variant [Pre-Order]

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Releases May 27th 2022

Pre-orders are expected to arrive at our warehouse May 20th and will ship out ASAP after we receive them.

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Bundle with the Lucy Ford standard vinyl, limited cassette, and official merchandise

Following the release of their debut album, Overcast!, Atmosphere was already making waves in the underground Hip-Hop scene, attracting attention for their unique combination of content, styles and sounds. Although the group was suddenly smaller due to the departure of one member, Spawn, the buzz continued to grow, as did the creative output of remaining members Slug and Ant. Over the next 3 years, the duo recorded and released a flurry of unofficial Atmosphere CD's, tapes, songs and side projects, along with pressing and distributing a string of vinyl EP's, titled "Ford One", "Ford Two", and "The Lucy EP". These vinyl EP's were ultimately consolidated onto one CD as well, for the purpose of selling on tour and distributing to retail, becoming what most considered to be Atmosphere's official sophomore album, Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EP's, more commonly referred to as simply Lucy Ford.

Lucy Ford was packed with the kind of nimble wordplay found on Atmosphere's debut, but it was paired with more self-reflective and introspective rhymes than their previous album. Tracks like "The Woman With the Tattooed Hands" and "Nothing But Sunshine" showed Slug was equally as talented at poignant storytelling as he was at conveying a deeper message for the greater good of humanity, while songs like "Don't Ever Fucking Question That" and "Like Today" stripped away at the character facade, allowing listeners to know the rapper on a more intimate level. The album wasn't entirely devoid of ego though. Slug reminds listeners of his competitive roots on "Guns & Cigarettes" over a truly inspired bluesy beat by Ant, who handled the lion's share of the album's production. And while Ant knows how to bring the emotional essence out of a beat, from the idyllic to the incensed, there were a few notable contributions from outside producers as well, including the dub-inspired "Free or Dead" by Jel, and the darkly optimistic "Nothing But Sunshine" by Moodswing9, among others.

Now, in celebration of its 20th anniversary, the entire Lucy Ford album is finally available on 2xLP vinyl, for the first time in history. At last, fans and collectors everywhere can finally own this integral part of Atmosphere's legacy on vinyl, complete with the original artwork and a redesigned layout.

Limited to 1,000 copies and includes a certificate of authenticity signed by Ant & Slug. The limited vinyl variant packaging includes 12” matte UV gatefold jacket, black dust sleeves, 2-color red & brown side A/B effect double vinyl and a free digital download card.

Tracklisting:

  1. Between the Lines
  2. Like Today
  3. Tears For the Sheep
  4. Guns and Cigarettes
  5. Don't Ever Fucking Question That
  6. It Goes
  7. If I Was Santa Claus
  8. Aspiring Sociopath
  9. Free or Dead
  10. Party For the Fight to Write
  11. Mama had a Baby and His Head Popped Off
  12. They're All Gonna Laugh @ You
  13. Lost and Found
  14. The Woman with the Tattooed Hands
  15. Nothing But Sunshine