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12.08.2010 // LISTEN TO WANDA JACKSON'S COVER OF THUNDER ON THE MOUNTAIN

 

Wanda Jackson's album "The Party Ain’t Over" is scheduled to be released January 25th on Third Man Records. While you are waiting, you can stream Jackson's version of Bob Dylan's "Thunder on the Mountain" featuring Jack White. Check it out HERE.

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11.21.2010 // EWEN SPENCER BOOK SIGNING FOR THREE'S A CROWD

 

This is for you lucky folks over in the UK, Ewen Spencer will be doing a book signing for Three's a Crowd, coming up on December 3rd. Details are below:

What: Ewen Spencer book signing for Three's a Crowd
When: December 3rd
Time: 6:30PM onwards
Where: Youth Club
35 Marshall Street
London
W1F 7EX

Additional details: Open mic plus exclusive Three's a Crowd posters will be on sale.



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11.20.2010 // THE WHITE STRIPES VINYL REISSUES ARE COMING

 

Viva La Vinyl!

Great news taken from Third Man Records:

"Third Man Records is proud to announce the long-overdue reissues of the first three LP’s by The White Stripes.

Out-of-print in North America since 2005, the utmost care was taken in presenting these records in the best way possible.
We started by mastering each LP from the original analog master tapes, the first time this process had been used for any of these titles. While extremely labor-intensive, this method ensured that the material was never converted into a digital signal. The result is an audio quality that stiffens the hairs on the back of your neck.
We pressed each record on 180-gram vinyl, again, the first time any of these three albums have been afforded this superior vinyl weight.
For artwork, we started from scratch and went back and tracked down all the source material, working from the original photographic prints to provide the crispest versions possible of these album covers.
From there, we printed the artwork on the deluxe old-style, tip-on sleeves from the wonderful folks at Stoughton Printing in California. This process involves printing the artwork on on sheet of paper (a slick) which is then folded over and hand-glued to a heavy board blank jacket. The difference in the final product of a tip-on sleeve as opposed to a regular, direct-to-board sleeve is akin to the difference between hardcover and paperback books.

Also, for the first time ever, each record comes with a coupon for MP3 downloads of the entire album.

All these factors together makes these versions of The White Stripes, De Stijl and White Blood Cells the DEFINITIVE editions of these albums. These are the versions The White Stripes want people to have for posterity.

And to tickle the collectors, we pressed limited numbers of each title on split-color red and white vinyl. All three albums will be available on black vinyl for purchase from our online store starting on November 30th. The split-color and black vinyl of The White Stripes will be available for purchase on November 30th in our Third Man Records store front, with the split-color and black vinyl of De Stijl and White Blood Cells to follow on December 7th and December 14th, respectively."

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11.18.2010 // UNDER GREAT WHITE NORTHERN LIGHTS BOOK + JACK AND MEG POSTER SETS

 

News from the Official White Stripes newsletter. These items would surely make any White Stripes fan happy on Christmas morning:

"In honor of the upcoming holidays, The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights hardcover photography book is now available at the very special price of $25 through the bands webstore!

The Jack and Meg button portraits poster sets, originally designed by Todd Slater to accompany the book, are now available to purchase separately. These posters are limited to a run of 333 and are exclusively available through this site. Only while stock lasts!

To visit the bands webstore, please click HERE"

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11.15.2010 // WIN AN ORIGINAL POSTER PRINT FROM GET BEHIND ME SATAN

 

OK, here's the deal, Ewen Spencer, the gentleman behind the recently released, Three's a Crowd, has been kind enough to give away something special to one very lucky White Stripes fan. First, here's a little about Ewen and Three's a Crowd:

"Ewen Spencer, developed a close relationship with the band over the four years that stemmed from their first UK tour, culminating in a body of work which will go into three volumes dedicated to the journey he took with The White Stripes. Threes a Crowd is the first of these volumes and shows the beginnings of the bands rise to fame in intimate surroundings with humour and admiration. Large format poster book, paperback, 16pp unbound, edition of 500 each individually numbered. numbers 10-60 signed by the artist. please state if you require a signed copy."



As some of you know, Ewen is also responsible for the cover art for the White Stripes album, Get Behind Me Satan. The winner of this contest will receive an original posterprint of the cover art, which you can see below:



In order to win the original posterprint, you must by the quickest to answer the question below correctly! The only way to submit your question is via the comment link below. If you don't have an account on WhiteStripes.net you can register now via the Sign Up link at the top of the page. Keep in mind this login is not the same as your Little Room account. You will need to make a new account for commenting. Make sure you use a good, valid email address, as you will be contacted via email for your shipping information.

Now, onto the question:

Name the location where the below image was taken from? Also, what year was this shot taken?



This is a two part question. Again, the quickest person to leave a comment with the correct answers will be deemed the winner by Ewen.

Three's a Crowd does not have any distribution to the United States. So, Ewen has graciously agreed to cover the extra postage cost to the United States for those who order the book. The regular postage cost of £4.00 will apply to everyone for the time being.

To order a copy of Ewen Spencer's Three's a Crowd, click HERE. With that, good luck!

UPDATE: We have a winner! "wsjack3" posted the correct answer the quickest! Thanks to everyone who participated. See you in the comments!


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11.13.2010 // A CONTEST IS COMING A CONTEST IS COMING

 

In order to WIN the upcoming contest, you MUST have a WhiteStripes.net account. To register for an account, look up at the top of the page and click on the sign up link. In order to enter the contest, which will involve a question, you must submit your answer in the comments section. This the only way to enter. One lucky winner will receive something very special.

Make sure you register with a valid email address because the winner will be contacted via the email address they signed up with.

The contest will be starting soon. So register NOW!

UPDATE: The contest will be held today, Monday the 15th. Keep checking back!

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11.10.2010 // NEW WHITE STRIPES MERCHANDISE FOR CHRISTMAS

 

Third Man Records has added to their arsenal of merchandise, a limited edition (333) set of what they are calling "The White Stripes Vinyl Starter Merchandise Collection". The price for all of this is set at $499. What's in the package you ask?

1 custom White Stripes portal record player
1 custom White Stripes turntable slip mat
3 custom White Stripes vinyl adapters (45 middles)
1 custom White Stripes Nixon headphones
1 White Stripes 7" red vinyl of "Merry Christmas from the White Stripes"
1 custom White Stripes record cleaning brush
1 White Stripes LP record box
1 White Stripes 7" record box

For complete details on the package, check out Third Man Records.





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11.10.2010 // THE BEST NEWS I HAVE HEARD ALL DAY

 

Jack White has dropped a few hints regarding a regrouping of the White Stripes in the December issue of Vanity Fair:

"In an interview in the December issue of Vanity Fair , Jack White hints that a White Stripes reunion might be just around the corner.

In the interview (not online), White is asked why he's releasing the group's first three albums on vinyl, along with The White Stripes Merchandise Collection, an elaborate $499 boxed set that includes a record player, headphones and more.

"We thought we'd do a lot of things that we'd never done: a full tour of Canada, a documentary, coffee-table book, live album, a boxed set," White says. "It was one long project that took almost three years. Now that we've gotten a lot of that out of our system, Meg and I can get back in the studio and start fresh."

Read the entire article over at Rolling Stone.

UPDATE: The full interview from Vanity Fair can be found HERE.

This makes me happy.

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11.09.2010 // DANGER MOUSE TO TEAM WITH JACK WHITE ON HIS LATEST PROJECT

 

Danger Mouse enlisting Jack White for his latest project. It's an interesting combination to say the least:

"Explained Danger Mouse: “For the lead vocalists, I definitely wanted a man and a woman. The female vocal needed to be soft, not polarizing. But the male needed to have a bit more angst to it. I played some of the music for Jack White when I was on tour shortly after doing the first session, just to show him what I was doing, because at the time everyone thought I was just a hip-hop guy, or whatever. He liked it, but at the time I wasn’t even thinking of using him – you know, it’s Jack White. But in the end, I thought, he’s really into it – why not? We all understood that if it didn’t work, it didn’t work. But he tried it in different voices – a high voice, a low voice, and I thought, why don’t we leave them all in? And it sounded great. There’s a bunch of his vocals on “Rose With the Broken Neck”, and it doesn’t always sound like him – sometimes you’re like, is that Jack or not?” The Guardian reports that Norah Jones will also be featured."

Check out the complete article over at Consequence of Sound.

Finally, if you missed Jack's brief interview on Conan last night, here it is:



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11.09.2010 // JACK WHITE AND CONAN O'BRIEN'S PERFORMANCE

 

Did you see Jack and Conan perform Eddie Cochran's "Twenty Flight Rock" last night? Hopefully you saw it live, if not, check out the video below. If you saw it live, watch it again!



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11.08.2010 // JACK WHITE SCHEDULED TO APPEAR ON CONAN TONIGHT

 



Tonight's the night! Conan O'Brien is back on TV at 11PM EST on TBS, with Jack White performing! Be sure to tune in, or if you go to bed by 9, make sure to set your DVR. You do not want to miss this!

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