Newly-released music album comes complete with integrated cannabis

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A novel approach to music comes with a one-of-a-kind addition

Vinyl is in fashion, and the figures prove it. There is more demand for this format than for CDs. This, however, has also led to the emergence of more and more innovative and, at the same time, perhaps a little strange edition. The latest to be released by Third Man Records, the label founded by Jack White, is undoubtedly an extravagance out of the ordinary. The band Sleep wants to take stoner rock to another level, releasing the latest reissue of their album “Dopesmoker,” in a vinyl format that has marijuana leaves pressed on it.

While it is true that there is no utility as such in this innovation, it is sure to become a prized piece for the most avid collectors and cannabis lovers. The vinyl contains, at least according to the band, “pure, unadulterated, authentic cannabis leaves” from Doghouse Farms Premium Cannabis. Titled “Weedian High-Fi,” the cannabis variant of the reissue will only be available for purchase in person at Third Man Records’ Detroit store starting this Friday, August 26.

A standard version in the common vinyl black will also be available for pre-order on the same day if someone likes the band but doesn’t want to travel to Detroit (or spend their money on a cannabis record). The album will also be released in digital format. All versions of it will contain the track “Hot Lava Man,” which was not included in the previous digital releases, and have been mastered from their original tapes.

It is important to remember that Sleep’s “Dopesmoker” was initially recorded in 1996 and then released in 1999 as “Jerusalem.” Sleep then released a remastered version of the album through Southern Lord, and then returned in 2018 with The Sciences, which served as their first full-length offering since the original Dopesmoker. A new version of the album will be released digitally tomorrow, the first time it is available on any streaming platform.