Published Apr 01, 2013Last week, the Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) delivered his Trilogy set as a super-pricey six LP box set, which was said to be signed by the Toronto R&B star himself. While technically true, fans may feel a bit ripped off as Tesfaye apparently didn't sign individual copies, instead relying on printed artwork to display his John Hancock.
As City Sound Inertia [via Modern Vinyl] points out, the Weeknd opted not to take a Sharpie pen to each of the limited-edition $200 box sets, and instead had designers use a pre-printed signature. As you can see in the above graphic (see the full version below), he used the same exact piece of printed penmanship on the covers of the package's House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence.
If you're a fan that shelled out the bucks for an authentic, hand-touched piece of work, you may feel a little conflicted about the package.
In the meantime, the Weeknd is finally moving on from Trilogy, having announced his Kiss Land LP, which arrives later this year through Universal Republic. Album specifics are still forthcoming.