Third Man Records Previews White Stripes Cover of Loretta Lynn Song for Upcoming Vault Package
Jack White's always-productive Third Man Records has posted a 35-second preview of the White Stripes' rendition of "Rated X," originally by country legend Loretta Lynn. The track will appear on a 7" single accompanying the upcoming deluxe reissue of Lynn's album Van Lear Rose, which was produced by White and originally released on Interscope Records in 2004.
The reissue will be available on vinyl via Third Man Records' Vault subscription service as part of Package No. 24. The album was remastered from the original tapes and is "housed in a sleeve that reinterprets the original artwork with embellishments of gold foil embossing, soft touch coating, spot UV varnish and pressed on 'golden' vinyl."
"The album Van Lear Rose by Loretta Lynn is near and dear to us at Third Man Records," the label writes. "Not only did the album garner some of the best reviews of her fifty-plus years in the music business, but also her first-ever solo Grammy for Best Country Album in 2005. With Lynn having writing credit on all thirteen of the album’s songs, it stands as a high-water mark in her ability to crossover beyond 'country' audiences and appeal to music fans of all ages and persuasions."
The White Stripes cover was originally planned to be released alongside the band's cover of the Dolly Parton classic "Jolene." The reissue also includes a new DVD documentary on the album that features White and Lynn. The deadline to subscribe to the Vault and receive the Loretta Lynn LP, 7" single, DVD and Van Lear Rose pin (yes!) is April 30. Get details here.