Boarding House Reach – Jack White

Jack White has announced the release of his eagerly anticipated new album, Boarding House Reach. The 12-time GRAMMY® Award-winner’s third solo LP and first all-new album in nearly four years, Boarding House Reach will arrive everywhere on Friday, March 23.

Written and conceived while holed up in a spartan apartment with no outside distractions, Jack replicated the identical environment and used the same gear as when he was a 15-year-old (a quarter-inch four-track tape recorder, a simple mixer, and the most basic of instrumentation) to pen sketches of the album’s songs. The album explores a remarkable range of sonic terrain — crunching rock ‘n’ roll, electro and hard funk, proto-punk, hip-hop, gospel blues, and even country — all remapped and born anew to fit White’s matchless vision and sense of restless experimentation.

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Jack White’s concert for the release of his third studio album, Boarding House Reach, will be live-streaming for free this Friday, exclusively on Twitter.

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The stream is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, March 23, available exclusively on Twitter at live.twitter.com/jackwhite. White’s show, at the Warsaw in Brooklyn, is part of the Live Nation Concert Series on Twitter.

Jack White – Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

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I was very moved by Jack White’s performance last night. My interpretation of his raw emotions was that he was thinking about Meg. An honest expression of the solo acoustic medley of White Stripes hits “Love Is the Truth” and “You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket”.

 

 

Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016

Jack White announces a career-spanning new release: Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016, out September 9 on double CD, double LP, and digitally via Third Man/Columbia. It’s a 26-track compilation that features album tracks, B-sides, and alternate takes of songs by the White Stripes and the Raconteurs, as well as selections from White’s solo catalog. Acoustic Recordings also includes the unreleased White Stripes song “City Lights.”

The song was originally written for  The White Stripes album, Get Behind Me Satan, but wasn’t finished until this year. According to a press release, “The track is the first new, worldwide commercially released White Stripes song since 2008.”

Acoustic Recordings also comes with liner notes by noted music journalist, Greil Marcus. The track list is in chronological order.

This is another must have for my collection.

The Dead Weather – Dodge & Burn

The Dead Weather – Alison Mosshart, Jack White, Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence

Dodge & Burn, the band’s third LP will be released in September via Third Man Records and will feature eight new songs and four previously released (but now remixed and remastered) tracks.

A limited-edition version of the new album, called “Vault Package #25,” will be released the same week as the standard album release in September. It’ll include the following:

– A limited-edition Dodge & Burn LP on “yellow vinyl with black debris” in a soft-touch embossed sleeve, a Vault-exclusive alternate cover designed by Rob Jones, and a limited-edition bonus poster

– The only physical version of the new Dead Weather 7-inch and single from Dodge & Burn on yellow vinyl with black debris

– A deck of custom Dead Weather playing cards designed by Silent Giants featuring the band members as the King, Queen, Jack, and Joker

Subscribe to the Vault Package #25 here.

Jack White – Lazaretto The Video

I am captivated by the inventive genius of Jack White. I am relishing how Jack White and his team at Third Man Records are keeping the fire burning brightly for his recording, Lazaretto. We are five days away from the drop date of June 10th, I love it!

My son sent me the link for the Jack White title track video, “Lazaretto”. It’s invigorating to say the least 😉

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Just One Drink – Jack White’s Third Lazaretto Track

Jack White has shared out via SoundCloud and Rolling Stone, “Just One Drink”, the latest preview track from his forthcoming album, Lazaretto. 

The composite sketch Lazaretto resonates with a tighter focus now.  I read that many of the Lazaretto tracks were recorded during the 2012 Blunderbuss tour. I readily feel how Lazaretto builds upon Blunderbuss.

However I am not pigeonholing Lazaretto as Blunderbuss II.  I interpret Lazaretto as a separate drinking fountain that satisfies our musical thirst.

The first three tracks “High Ball Stepper“, “Lazaretto“, and “Just One Drink” form a pastiche derived from his two live backing bands, the all-male Buzzards and the all-female Peacocks.

Lazaretto looms large as it enters the glide path to the June 10th touchdown. Now all I have to figure out is how to get to see Jack White live on tour this summer 😉

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Neil Young’s A Letter Home Limited Edition Box Set

My first reaction when I learned about Neil Young’s A Letter Home Limited Edition Box Set was first disappointment then elation at what this packaged sound solution represents. It’s truly history recorded and preserved for us to witness.

Neil Young, bless the music of his heart, is a prolific human being. He keeps us fans on our toes. I like when artists I enjoy and respect challenges us to stay in league with their artistic direction. That is something both Neil Young and Jack White very much have in common.

I had just purchased the Record Store Day 2014 A Letter Home (12″ Vinyl) edition on the Third Man Records Store on Tuesday 4/22. Next I read about the expanded edition on the Guitar Afficionado Web site last night. I thought, hmmm maybe I should have waited for the box set. But who knew that as both these recordings were stealth announcements. We all love surprises, don’t we?

I became elated when I processed what the expanded edition of A Letter Home provides Neil Young and Jack White audio technology fans. Neil Young and the Pono team are delivering the sheer joy of the Pono Music Player and high-resolution audio for our listening and collecting pleasure. Pono is a technological innovation that will have far-reaching positive effects how we will appreciate music in the very near future.

At the same time Neil Young and Jack White share an affinity for music technology from another era of history. A Letter Home was recorded on ancient electro-mechanical technology. This is a striking contrast to Pono as these two technologies are literally opposite ends of the recording spectrum.

What I love about A Letter Home is the recording technology partnership between Jack White and Neil Young. Neil Young has recorded an entire album in a refurbished 1947 Voice-O-Graph recording booth at Third Man’s Nashville headquarters. To me this is like sitting in a 1950’s kitchenette plugged into your Pigboy amp playing your electric guitar while you make music and record it on one of the first reel-to-reel tape recorders. It’s raw, it’s honest and it’s real!

I mean dig this you have Jack White purveyor of vintage vinyl and vintage recordings, our music preservationist who is innovating and creating with his “vision” recording experience, working with Neil Young who is bringing us Pono. This blows my mind and makes me totally satisfied with the spectrum of recorded sound.

Now the question becomes how do I afford the limited edition box set as well as Pono?

I have a feeling where there’s a will there’s a way 😉 Stay tuned…

 

 

 

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A Letter Home, ReProduced by Jack White and Neil Young

A Letter Home

I have been waiting for the Neil Young low-fidelity recording, A Letter Home to become available. I anticipated it would be released on Record Store Day 2014. A Letter Home proved to be a low-key, release with silent fanfare. I did not learn about that the recording was made available at a discreet number of Record Store Day locations until today

Thankfully I was able to order a vinyl copy on the Third Man Records Store today. I understand that Third Man Records is backlogged on orders but I am a patient soul when it comes to music 🙂

Third Man Records unearths Neil Young’s A Letter Home. “An unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past recorded on ancient electro mechanical technology captures and unleashes the essence of something that could have been gone forever…” —Homer Grosvenor

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