Published Jan 06, 2012Déjà vu! Jack White's Third Man Records has just unveiled the latest package for its Vault subscription series and, once again, it features some tasty White Stripes rarities. It's starting to feel like we're hearing more from this garage-blues duo now than we ever did before they broke up.
Subscribers will get a package that includes a seven-inch record with two rare outtakes, both recorded during the 1999 sessions that resulted in the band's self-titled album. Interestingly, both tracks -- "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" and "Let's Build a Home -- popped up on later albums (2001's White Blood Cells and 2000's De Stijl, respectively). The Third Man website notes that these versions "are markedly different from the ones that would be re-recorded."
The package also includes the triple LP Single Releases 2011. As the title suggests, this brings together singles released by the label last year, and comes on three vinyl records: one black, one white, one yellow. Note that the collection doesn't include singles from the label's Green Series, as that would have necessitated a fourth LP.
Lastly, the package comes with a solar-reactive Third Man T-shirt that's printed using special ink which changes colour when it's exposed to sunlight. Neat!
Sign up to the Third Man Records Vault here, if you've got some extra cash floating around.