When is a signed boxset not a signed boxset? When it’s signed by a machine, or so claim unhappy fans who shelled out $200 for the vinyl edition of The Weeknd‘s Trilogy boxset.
The much anticipated collection, which brings together the Thursday, Echoes Of Silence and House Of Balloons mixtapes, was promoted as signed, individually hand-numbered and limited to 500 copies. But music blog City Sound Inertia say the sets have not been individually autographed by the man behind the music, Abel Tesfaye, but instead have been printed into the artwork.
Although it was never specified that the records would be signed by hand, at $66 per mixtape, you’d think one could safely make the assumption they would be. The Weeknd are yet to respond.
The Canadian artist shot to fame with the original release of the 3 critically acclaimed mixtapes in 2011 and last year’s original release of Trilogy debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200.
Tesfaye announced last month that his debut album would be titled Kiss Land and posted the cover on Twitter but is yet to set a release date.
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— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) March 17, 2013