Jack White is currently working on multiple projects, including a new solo album, his first since 2012’s Blunderbuss. In a recent chat with fans, White confirmed that he’s working on two new albums, including a new one of his own.
“I’m producing two albums this month, and finishing them,” he wrote. “One of them is mine.”
Billboard also reports that White is releasing a series of singles with The Dead Weather that will lead up to the band’s third album, to be released in 2015.
White has been recording with the Raconteurs since February of 2013, although no album release date has been set.
And if that’s not enough for the famed guitarist/singer, White’s Third Man Records has revealed that The White Stripes will be featured as the 19th edition of the label’s Vault Package. The Elephant Singles Box Set will consist of limited edition pressings of all of the White Stripes singles from their album Elephant featuring “Seven Nation Army,” “I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself,” “The Hardest Button to Button” and “There’s No Home For You Here.”
The B-sides consist of covers of some of Detroit’s most pre-eminent artists in 2003 including “Good to Me” written by Brendan Benson and Jason Falkner and originally released on Benson’s 2002 album Lapalco, “Who’s to Say…” written by Dan Miller and released by his outfit Blanche in 2003 on their album If We Can’t Trust the Doctors, “St. Ides of March” written by the Soledad Brothers and released on their self-titled album of 2000, as well as a White Stripes live medley of “I Fought Piranhas/Let’s Build a Home” recorded at the legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York.
Each of these tracks has been remastered from the original analog sources, except for “…March” and “Piranhas” which had no analog masters, but the finest digital files were used.
The set contains new artwork and sleeve for “There’s No Home For You Here” and is housed in a custom-made box. Each pressing will contain clear vinyl with an added highlight of either red, black or white.
Fans must subscribe to the Third Man Records Vault Platinum Subscription for $60 by January 31st to get this set.
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