Years before he was one of the biggest names in popular music and known as “Starboy,” The Weeknd was still in the process of breaking out from the Canadian R&B circuit. By the time his three-disc Trilogy compilation album arrived in 2011, he was finally starting to gain commercial recognition as one of the premier names in darker pop music. Trilogy turns five years old this year, and to celebrate the singer is reissuing the collection with limited edition vinyl box set.
Announced on Monday, the Trilogy “5-Year Anniversary Collection” will be limited to only 1,000 vinyl box sets, with each containing customized apparel and commemorative photo prints in addition to the three reissued LPs. The announcement on his website didn’t come with any additional details as to whether there will be any changes to the audio or bonus tracks. Fans can pre-order the box set now, but the package isn’t expected to ship out until, “or around” Nov. 27. Photos of the black and white apparel can be seen in the fan page-shared images below.
Initially released on Nov. 13, 2012 via his XO label with distribution through Republic Records, Trilogy consisted of three different mixtapes in House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence. All three had been released separately the year prior, but were remixed and remastered to meet a more commercial sounding expectation with his career starting to crossover into the mainstream.
The 27-year-old singer has spent much of this past year on tour in promotion of his latest studio album, Starboy. The album peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 album sales chart, and has since been certified double-platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA. The album also included a pair of collaborative tracks with electronic music’s favorite masked heroes, Daft Punk.
Trilogy 5 Year Merch - available soon pic.twitter.com/oS8aYb9QPX— The XO Updates (@TheXOUpdates) November 13, 2017
5 Years Ago Today, November 13th, 2012 @TheWeeknd Dropped His First Compilation Album "Trilogy" Which Was Composed Of His 3 Iconic Mixtapes, House Of Balloons, Thursday, And Echoes Of Silence. #5YearsOfTrilogy . pic.twitter.com/j1Otbi9Dcr— XO (@XOnews_) November 13, 2017