Third Man Records announced their latest vault package (#6) this past weekend. Current members of the Vault will be treated to some epic goodies. Here's the press release from TMR:|
"It is with the utmost pleasure we are proud to announce to you the contents of Vault Package #6 (“City Under Siege”)
The long-playing 12” vinyl is a collection of demos recorded by the Greenhornes in preparation for their “East Grand Blues” EP released in 2005. This session, recorded in Nashville (on 2/3/04) at the same studio used for Loretta Lynn’s “Van Lear Rose” album, contains radically different and some altogether previously unheard Greenhornes tracks. The stand-out, in this copy-writer’s mind, is their unparalleled assault on James Brown’s “I’ll Go Crazy” addressed with vicious amounts of Blue Cheer fuzz frenzy. The ‘hornes version of this song has been a staple in their live set for years and it’s a treat to finally make it available on record. The whole thing was mixed by Jack White who’s also been known as an amateur haberdasher.
For your 7” serving we’ve decided to spare no expense...can you smell that picture disc? It’s the White Stripes “Hello Operator” b/w “Jolene” made available on vinyl for the first time in several years! Now we know all of you die-hards already bought the original picture disc the day it came out (yeah, right) so in hopes of keeping those original picture discs special we’ve re-jiggered the artwork with some new (old) images. You like Meg White sitting next to her bass drum? CHECK! You like the flipside peppermint to be from Meg’s bass drum and not the huge peppermint laying next to her? CHECK! You want the fade-out from “Hello Operator” done away with so you can hear Jack and Meg speed up the ending and Meg’s opinion of how that take fared compared to the others? CHECK! You want the Stripes striking cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”? The one that’s been a live favorite for years? CHECK! What more could you ask for? Circus peanuts? That’s absurd. You KNOW we just sold out of those!
In an attempt to further marry the two products in this package we’ve decided to dig up a classic (and relatively unknown) t-shirt from the White Stripes/Greenhornes “Your Southern Can Is Mine” tour from 2001. No one we know actually has one of these t-shirts, but for the sake of keeping those originals special (us, again with all these considerations!) we’re printing this shirt on a classy white-sleeved, black-bodied baseball style t-shirt. These things are SHARP."
How about those White Stripes gems! According to Jack White himself, Hello Operator is a new mix.
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