Since its release in April 2016, Beyoncé’s album Lemonade has been making waves. Along with the accompanying 60-minute film, the album received widespread critical acclaim. A Rolling Stone reviewer called the ambitious album a confirmation of Queen Bey’s “superhero status” and “emotionally extreme.” A year later, Beyoncé is adding to the buzz around her groundbreaking visual album with the release of a unique box set.
Beyoncé announced the box set in a video post on Instagram that shows the box and its contents. On pre-order now, the How to Make Lemonade Box Set includes the album on vinyl along with a 600+ page hardcover book. The book will include tons of never-before-seen photos taken during the making of Lemonade along with personal writing by Beyoncé, lyrics, and poetry by Warsan Shire. The book hopes to “show the inspiration and themes behind some of the film’s most provocative and cryptic moments.” The books are numbered, limited release, collector’s edition keepsakes—perfect for the super fan.
The albums shipped with the box set will be part of the first pressing of the double-LP vinyl. The records will appropriately feature a lemon color. The track listing will be as follows:
Pray You Catch Me
Don’t Hurt Yourself (Featuring Jack White)
6 Inch (Featuring The Weeknd)
Forward (Featuring James Blake)
Freedom (Featuring Kendrick Lamar)
In addition to the double-LP vinyl and massive coffee table book, the box set will also include access to audio and visual album downloads. The LP can also be purchased on its own rather than as part of the box set. The box set is priced at $299.99 and the LP at $29.98. Both the box set and the LP are available on pre-order now and both will only be available for a limited time, though an exact timeline hasn’t been announced. The box set and the album have an estimated ship date of summer 2017.
She may have been robbed Album of the Year at the Grammys, but Beyoncé has shown she knows how to make lemonade from lemons. Luckily, she’s offering to pour up a refreshing glass for everyone through this exciting box set.