July 8, 2014


Jack White To Issue Rare White Stripes Live Albums On Vinyl

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Daniel Zuchnik / Getty Images

Jack White loves vinyl probably more than anyone else on the planet. He broke a world record by writing/recording/pressing an album in record time, and his next creative venture with wax has him looking all the way back to his White Stripes days.

As part of his Third Man Records "Vault Package" series, White will issue a double-LP of rare White Stripes recordings under the title Live Under the Lights of the Rising Sun. All of the songs were recorded during the duo's first trip to Tokyo in October 2000, which they spent in the company of supporting act the's, who some will recognize as the house band from a particularly bloody scene of Kill Bill Vol. 1.

The release will include two full live sets, a cover of Iggy Pop's "I'm Bored," Screaming Lord Sutch's "Jack the Ripper," the's "I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield" and an early demo of "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground." The visuals that go along with Live Under the Lights of the Rising Sun include snaps from the Tokyo shows as well. Exciting stuff!