Published Nov 18, 2011It's hard to believe that colour-coded rockers White Stripes announced their breakup earlier this year, if only for the fact that Jack White's Third Man Records imprint keeps delivering goods from the deceased duo. Following last month's Beck-assisted remix single, White has announced he'll be reissuing a bunch of early White Stripes seven-inches, among other things.
Described in a press release as a "winter bounty," the group's reissued goods are as follows: "The Big Three Killed My Baby" / "Red Bowling Ball Ruth" (1999); "Lord, Send Me an Angel" / "You're Pretty Good Looking (Trendy American Remix)" and "Hello Operator" / "Jolene" (both from 2000); and "Candy Cane Children" / "Reading of the Story of the Magi," "Silent Night" (2002). The first single is notable as it has been out of press for over ten years, and all will be remastered.
The latest trove of Third Man singles also includes a release by poet playwright Edgar Oliver, which features the songs "In the Park" and " Hunger and Light." It will be released through the label on November 22.
More excitingly, though, there are two singles from funnyman John C. Reilly. The Reilly seven-inches -- "Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar" / "Lonesome Yodel Blues #2" (both of which were originally done by the Delmore Brothers) and "I'll Be There If You Ever Want" / "I'm Making Plans" (by Ray Price and Dolly Parton/Porter Wagoner) -- find the actor supported by White, the Black Belles' Olivia Jean and Fats Kaplan. For the first single, Reilly has done a duet with Tom Brosseau and for the second he's paired up with Lavender Diamond's Becky Stark. Both of these singles will be released on November 29 on vinyl and on iTunes.
Continuing their tradition of releasing bizarre novelties (ahem, remember that Insane Clown Posse record?), the label has also announced a custom-designed Revolution turntable by Crosely. The belt-driven analog platter spinner will be equipped with USB capability (so you can rip your records to your computer), a headphone input, and an FM transmitter with full range stereo speakers. Cool, right?
On top of that, there's a Third Man heavy-duty custom 45 box for your seven-inches.
For further info on all these releases, head here.
Well done, White, well done. So what's next?