The Vinyl was unpopular mostly because it was expensive - because pressing vinyl was expensive. It was mostly done, IMO, as a legacy project for the singer as well as her dad who was the big money behind the record.
I played bass! I sang backups a little too. it was a fun project, and they were all a lot of fun to play with. shame that a.) i had to go away for school and b.) the drummer and singer couldn't get their egos out of the way.