Jack White’s Third Man Records to Release White Stripes Concert DVD + Rare Raconteurs Tracks
You’d think everyone at Third Man Records would have their hands full getting ready for the release of Jack White‘s upcoming solo debut, ‘Blunderbuss,’ on April 24. But they still have a few hours left in the day, apparently, because the latest installment of the label’s quarterly subscription series, dubbed the Vault, is offering members a whole bunch of White-related goodies.
For starters, the package will include a new White Stripes live DVD. Titled ‘Under New Zealand Lights,’ it collects footage from the band’s 2000 performance at the King’s Arms in Auckland, their 2003 appearance at Freeman’s Bay Primary School, and behind-the-scenes clips of the band teaching New Zealand kids about American blues.
Subscribers will also receive a 7″ single containing two previously unreleased cuts from the Raconteurs, the band White started with Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler. With the group’s future up in the air, these tracks — culled from the sessions for their last album, 2008’s ‘Consolers of the Lonely’ — should prove a potent temptation for fans on the fence about forking over for the Vault fee.
And that isn’t all: Rounding out this installment is a live LP from Karen Elson, recorded in the studio on May 24, 2010 and offering a new take on material from her debut album that, as a press release from the label puts it, “breathes a life into the songs that is wholly different from their studio versions.” Keeping with Third Man tradition, the album from White’s ex-wife also comes with a packaging twist — an “interactive cover sleeve” that will let you change the outfit Elson’s wearing on the sleeve.
Signups for the spring Vault shipment are open until April 30 — if you’re interested, grab your wallet and head over to the Third Man website.