Third Man Records Vault Package #18

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Third Man Records is excited to announce the final Vault package of 2013

The Vault Package #18 LP is a stunning live recording of the Raconteurs at the Ryman Auditorium. Recorded from their most recent spell of shows in September 2011, the set is chock-full of unforgettable original tunes (no covers!), including barnstorming, bring-the-house down versions of “Blue Veins” and “Carolina Drama” which clock in at over ten minutes in length. The two LP set will be pressed on 180-gram colored vinyl, disc one on a rich rawhide and tobacco colored vinyl and disc two on luscious gold and oil colored vinyl.

The 7″ this go-round is incredibly special. Two BRAND NEW studio recordings from the Dead Weather titled “Open Up (That’s Enough)” and “Rough Detective”. These songs are not throw-aways. These songs are not demos. These songs are not outtakes. This 7″ will ONLY be available via Vault subscription. No other 7″ of these songs will be made. The whole thing is pressed on striking yellow jacket vinyl and coupled with a custom glue-pocket picture sleeve, a slight shift from the Vault’s usual die-cut company sleeves.

Is there more to come from the Dead Weather? Yes there is. The Dead Weather’s plan is to record and release two-song sets until 2015, at which time they will release a full album that contains these singles plus many more album-only tracks. It’s a unique long-term plan for new music from this incendiary group. The songs WILL be released digitally, but not until Vault packages have been dispatched to subscribers. The goal is that physical copies are out there first.

The bonus item for this Vault package is a companion DVD of the Raconteurs performance from the Ryman Auditorium. The four camera, high-definition shoot features the venue (the venerable Ryman, where everyone from Hank Williams to Harry Houdini has performed) as an essential character. There’s a reason why folks call the Ryman “the mother church” and we think this film illustrates the reasoning behind that precisely and pricelessly. To not only hear, but see the Raconteurs at their arguable zenith is a treat unparalleled.

Sign Up for this package before subscriptions close on October 31st.

The Raconteurs Live at the Ryman Auditorium September 15, 2011 LP/DVD track list:

1. Consoler of the Lonely / 2. Hands / 3. Level / 4. Old Enough / 5. Top Yourself / 6. Many Shades of Black / 7. The Switch and the Spur / 8. Intimate Secretary / 9. Broken Boy Soldier / 10. Blue Veins / 11. Salute Your Solution / 12. Steady, As She Goes / 13. Carolina Drama

The Dead Weather 7″ single

“Open Up (That’s Enough)” and “Rough Detective”

Brendan Benson & Friends Concert

Jack is pleased to announce that he will be performing at the special Brendan Benson & Friends show on December 18th at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Tickets go on sale at 10AM CT on Friday, October 4th.

The White Stripes Elephant Reissue

Today we are pleased to announce that The White Stripes breakthrough album Elephant is finally available again, in your local record store and online, as a 180-gram black vinyl double LP. The band’s fourth album and major label debut is dedicated to the death of the sweetheart, and this reissue has been mastered direct from the original analog source from the 2002 recordings at Toe Rag Studios. Purchase your copy here.