Following the Official UK Top 5 success of his previous album "Lifeline", RJ Thompson returns with the incredible new 2022 album "Yearbook", his most expansive and ambitious record yet. The album fuses classic songwriting with an alternative indie pop sensibility, sweeping from the sun-kissed bliss of the hopeful Feel Alive, through the alt-pop quirk of Your Money or Your Life, to the intimately beautiful Forest Fires which intertwines voice, guitar and string quartet.
Side A //
- Your Money or Your Life
- Super 8
- Feel Alive
- Longest Day of the Year
Side B //
- Cutting Room Floor
- Shadow of a Doubt
- Rescue You
- Forest Fires
The Limited Edition 12" Vinyl (only 2000 copies of each colour available worldwide) is a sight to behold. Packaged in a beautiful gatefold sleeve with full size lyric book and printed inner sleeve, the album also features an incredible Augmented Reality experience.
What is the AR Experience? - People who own the record can download the accompanying RJ Thompson app (see iOS & Android App - Compatible Devices tab), hover their device over the artwork, and the record comes to life. Hundreds of variations of the album cover will be displayed depending on the time of day, year and weather where you are in the world, and bonus content appears throughout the gatefold sleeve expanding on the stories and themes of the record. A true collector's item!
Watch the Augmented Reality in action below, and click through the playlist to listen to the singles from "Yearbook".
Mixed by Adam Sinclair and mastered by Stuart Hawkes at Metropolis. Vinyl pressed at Optimal, Europe's leading pressing plant.
Digital download delivered to your email on release day.
The RJ Thompson app, which drives augmented reality experiences for this product, requires a phone or tablet that supports augmented reality.
For Apple users, for example, that means that you require an iPhone 6S or later, running iOS 11.0 or later.
For Android users, please check that your device supports augmented reality on this link. The vast majority of phones and tablets made since 2016 do support it, but we hold no responsibility of checking your specific device.
Pre-Order for the chance to
Win a Fender Telecaster & Signed Test Pressing
Everyone who pre-orders a copy of "Yearbook" will be entered into a competition to win the actual guitar RJ used in the "Feel Alive" music video... an orange Fender Player Series Telecaster! Comes complete with a signed certificate of authenticity and photos of the guitar being used on the video shoot. We will also be giving away signed test pressings of the album to 5 lucky winners. Winners will be chosen at random on 31st October 2022. No purchase necessary.
All pictures shown are for illustration purposes only. Actual product colour may vary slightly due to printing and pressing techniques.