Jack White Preps New Acoustic Live Releases

Jack White Preps New Acoustic Live Releases
If you were thinking some unplugged Jack White recordings would hit the spot this spring, you're in luck. A pair of rare acoustic performances from the artist are the focus of the next instalment of Third Man Records' Vault subscription series.

The label explains that the upcoming Vault package includes material captured during White's small-scale acoustic tour in 2015. As previously reported, the trip had him hitting venues in five U.S. states where he has never previously played a show.

First up in the collection is the double-LP Acoustic in Idaho. Pressed onto "Icy Idaho Blue vinyl," it features White's concert at Boise, ID's Egyptian Theater. Performing alongside a band comprising Dominic Davis, Fats Kaplin and Lillie Mae Rische, White presented a career-spanning set that reflected his solo career, as well as time spent in the White Stripes and the Raconteurs. He also tackled Howlin' Wolf's "I Asked for Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)" and Leadbelly's "Goodnight Irene."

Below, you'll find a stream of the evening's mandolin-manned run-through of White Stripes classic "Sugar Never Tasted So Good."

The Vault package also includes a DVD titled Live in Anchorage, which chronicles the acoustic tour's stop in Alaska.

Additionally, the Vault instalment includes a book called Pictures from Unknown States. The 52-page travelogue features up-close and intimate shots taken throughout the tour by David James Swanson. Two Risograph prints of Swanson's are also included.

You'll find out more info on the 28th Vault package over here.

In related news, Third Man Records is gearing up for Record Store Day with a trio of fresh releases. It will be offering up a White Stripes double-LP, Peel Sessions, which contains two full sessions the band had recorded with legendary DJ John Peel in the early 2000s.

White's recent appearance on The Muppets, which yielded a performance of Stevie Wonder's "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," will also be pressed onto "It's Not Easy Being Green Colored Vinylâ„¢," while the B-52s' Kate Pierson will have a two-song single coming out as part of Third Man Records' ongoing "Blue Series" of 7-inches.

More info on the RSD releases can be found over here.

Acoustic in Idaho:

1. Just One Drink
2. Temporary Ground
3. Hotel Yorba
4. You Know That I Know
5. Inaccessibly Mystery
6. Do
7. Alone in My Home
8. Carolina Drama
9. Love Interruption
10. A Martyr For My Love For You
11. Sugar Never Tasted So Good
12. We're Going to Be Friends
13. The Same Boy You've Always Known
14. I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
15. Blunderbuss
16. You've Got Her in Your Pocket
17. Goodnight, Irene

Acoustic in Alaska:

1. Just One Drink
2. Temporary Ground
3. Love Interruption
4. Machine Gun Silhouette
5. Offend in Every Way
6. The Same Boy You've Always Known
7. Alone in My Home
8. You Know That I Know
9. We're Going to Be Friends
10. Entitlement
11. Carolina Drama
12. You've Got Her in Your Pocket
13. A Martyr For My Love For You
14. Goodnight, Irene