Published Jul 03, 2013This past April 18, country legend Willie Nelson celebrated his 80th birthday with a concert at Jack White's Third Man Records facility. Now, that visit is being documented with the latest package from Third Man's rarities-oriented subscription series the Vault. The package includes a live album, a poster, and a unique 6-inch record featuring Nelson and White.
The Live at Third Man Records album is credited to Willie Nelson & Friends. It features a host of high-profile guests including Neil Young, Norah Jones, Leon Russell, Sheryl Crow, Ashley Monroe and, of course, Jack White.
The three-sided release comes on so called "smokey grey" and "bio-diesel green" vinyl, with the blank D-side featuring an etched graphic of the famed palomino horse Trigger. See the tracklist below. The concert was originally broadcast on CMT Crossroads.
As for the 6-inch record — which is the label's first-ever record of that size — it was laid down in Third Man's recently unveiled vinyl recording booth. It's pressed on transparent yellow vinyl and housed in a die-cut sleeve, and features White and Nelson duetting together on "Red Headed Stranger." It was presumably easy to fit the song onto the small 6-inch record, since the booth only allows for recordings of 111 seconds or less. The B-side is an etching.
The poster, meanwhile, is a double-sided foldout. One side shows Willie Nelson in the recording booth, while the other is a metallic logo of the Vault. The package also comes with three Vault-themed bonus items: a sticker, a lapel pin and paper model that's designed to sit on top of a spinning record.
Go here to check it out.
Live at Third Man Records:
1. Roll Me Up
2. Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground (ft. Ashley Monroe)
3. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (ft. Ashley Monroe)
4. Funny How Time Slips Away (ft. Norah Jones)
5. I Gotta Get Drunk (ft. Norah Jones)
6. Sail Away (ft. Neil Young)
7. Long May You Run (ft. Neil Young)
8. Far Away Places (ft. Sheryl Crow)
9. Whiskey River (ft. Neil Young, Ashley Monroe, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Jamey Johnson)
10. A Song for You (ft. Leon Russell)
11. Heartbreak Hotel (ft. Leon Russell)
12. Red Headed Stranger" (ft. Jack White) (broadcast version)