Jack White To Release Rare White Stripes Recordings On Double LP + The Dead Weather 7-Inch Single
Jack White and his label Third Man Records are primed to serve up a serious treat for White Stripes fans with the upcoming release of a double lp of rare Stripes material entitled Live Under The Lights of the Rising Sun for the label's Vault Package series and The Dead Weather 7-inch vinyl single debuting exclusively for Vault Package #21. The White Stripes release features live recordings from Meg and Jack White's first trip overseas in October 2000. Jack White delivers news of the forthcoming release with a note about the importance of the exclusive recordings:
The LP for Vault #21 is a release unrelated to new albums or anniversaries or anything of that sort… just something that feels right. The White Stripes Live Under The Lights of The Rising Sun showcases Jack and Meg in their first overseas trip in October 2000. While the band’s two Japanese shows were far from sold out, the power transmitted by the band is captivating. This double LP contains the entirety of the the White Stripes’ two Tokyo performances. With an on-mic shout-out to the evening’s headliners the 188.8.131.52’s, the Stripes would also cover that band’s classic song “I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield” in an improvised medley that also included Screaming Lord Sutch’s “Jack the Ripper.” Other highlights from the two nights include a rare cover of Iggy Pop’s “I’m Bored” as well as pre-White Blood Cells takes on “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground.” Complete with unseen photos taken during one of the performances and a sneaky die-cut, gatefold jacket, this live document leaves nothing to be desired to even the most die-hard fanatic.
The upcoming single from The Dead Weather features two tracks - "Buzz Kill(er)" and "It's Just Too Bad" - debuting on golden vinyl exclusively for members of the vault. Fans interested in getting their hands on the single and album should subscribe ahead of the July 31st deadline. Check the "Hello Operator" clip below to get a taste of the forthcoming White Stripes live recordings. Sign up for a Vault Platinum Membership via thirdmanstore.com. Stay tuned for more from Jack White.