Earlier this year, Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville hosted CMT Crossroads: Willie Nelson & Friends to celebrate the country outlaw’s 80th birthday. The show featured Nelson collaborating with artists like Ashley Monroe, Norah Jones and Neil Young. In true Jack White fashion, his team was behind the scenes recording the entire show, including non-broadcast songs, on analog tape for release on a special limited edition three-sided vinyl set.
The set is beautifully packaged on three-sided double LPs with a gatefold sleeve of the Willie Nelson & Friends concert, and features performances as of yet unreleased and unheard, featuring Willie Nelson, Jack White, Neil Young, Leon Russell, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow and Ashley Monroe. The set is pressed on Smokey Grey and Bio-Diesel Green Vinyl with an etched graphic of Willie’s guitar “Trigger” on the D-Side for an outstanding visually and audibly LP set for casual fans and collectors alike!
If that’s not enough, the set also comes with Third Man’s first-ever 6″ record, pressed on transparent yellow vinyl, with an etched b-side and housed in a 6″ die-cut sleeve that features Jack White and Willie Nelson dueting together on “Red Headed Stranger” in Third Man’s Voice-O-Graph Recording Booth. This version was not shown on TV and will not be available on the main set.
The set also includes a deluxe double-sided foldout poster on special heavy stock paper with Willie Nelson in the TMR Recording Booth on one side and a Metallic Platinum Vault Design on the other.
The set will only be available as part of Third Man Records’ Vault Platinum Package, the label’s subscription service that gets you a unique and rare LP each quarter, among other items, for $60 per quarter. You will get this package, #17, if you subscribe by July 31st, so act fast if this is on your must-have list.
As a special introduction with Vault Package 17 only, members will receive a membership kit at no additional charge to their Platinum service that includes a new Vault Wardenclyffe Tower design sticker in metallic print, a key-shaped lapel pin and a printed Tesla Tower die-cut DIY record topper that will spin on top of a revolving record.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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