Published Jul 07, 2014Third Man Records' quarterly Vault subscription package has brought buyers a steady stream of Jack White-related exclusives, and the latest package is no exception, since it includes a White Stripes live album and a new single from his band the Dead Weather.
First up is the White Stripes' Live Under the Lights of the Rising Sun. It was recorded during the duo's first overseas trip in October of 2000 (after the 2000 sophomore LP De Stijl but before the 2001 breakthrough White Blood Cells), when they opened for the 188.8.131.52's in Tokyo.
In the set, the White Stripes covered the headliners' "I Walk Like Jane Mansfield" as part of a improv medley with Screaming Lord Sutch's "Jack the Ripper." The performance also included a cover of Iggy Pop's "I'm Bored" and an early version of "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground."
The album comes in a die-cut gatefold jacket with photos from the show and, judging by the picture of the package (above), it's pressed on black and red double vinyl. Below, hear a clip of the live take of "Hello Operator."
The Vault package also includes the latest 7-inch from White's band the Dead Weather. This features the brand new tunes "Buzzkill(er)" and "It's Just Too Bad," the former of which can be sampled down below. This gold-coloured single is the next in a previously promised string of 7-inches that will pave the way for the band's third full-length album in 2015.
Each Vault package also comes with a non-musical merch item. This month's goodie is a Third Man-branded flag. The label advises subscribers that this "can be used at the next World Cup." This also connects to a contest, as purchasers will be asked to submit their flags displayed in unusual places; the best submission will be awarded test pressings of the 7-inch and 12-inch from this package.
The deadline to sign up for this package is July 31. It's available here.