I work for Soul Temple.
First of all, we are sorry that orders for this release have been delayed. The situation has been caused by a combination of factors.
1. The vinyl manufacturing process is very intense, each album cover is made by hand, one-by-one. It has taken much longer than originally promised for the product to be assembled. Please check out this video for a look at what goes into creating each cover:
2. There was a delay with the Stax compilation CD concerning the master for one of the songs. That has now been dealt with.
3. Our office is in downtown Manhattan and we have been hit by a massive hurricane. We have not had any electricity, phones, internet, elevator (we're on the 15th floor), mail service, etc in 5 days. Assuming that we have power restored on Monday, orders will begin shipping in the order that were received...
We appreciate the support of everyone who placed an order and we are certain that you going to be very happy with the final product when you receive it. We believe that in time this vinyl package will become a very valuable collectable...