Third Man Records has announced that Vault Package #24 will featuring Loretta Lynn and her 2005 Grammy-winning album Van Lear Rose.
Produced by Jack White, this landmark album is being given the deluxe treatment produced exclusively for this package. The LP is mastered directly from the original analog tapes and includes a previously unreleased song from the sessions titled “Just to Have You Back.” Housed in a sleeve that reinterprets the original artwork with embellishments of gold foil embossing, soft touch coating, spot UV varnish and pressed on “golden” vinyl, the fanciful re-imagination of the artwork is wholly vibrant and compelling.
The package will also include an accompanying 7” single featuring the White Stripes covering two of Lynn’s classic songs. Recorded in Detroit in 2000, Jack and Meg White’s interpretation of “Rated X” is a studio recording originally intended as the flipside to the Stripes’ cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.” Buried in the Vault since then, the electric version, complete with steel guitar accompaniment, is tantalizing and the kind of material that the Vault was specifically created to release. On the b-side is a live rendition of Lynn’s “Whispering Sea” recorded live at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA on August 6, 2005, just up the road from where Lynn wrote the song back in the early 1960s. Pressed on white vinyl and housed in the inimitable Third Man Vault sleeve, these White Stripes renditions are the prefect pairing to Lynn’s landmark album.
Also included is a new, exclusive DVD filmed in 2015 of both Lynn and White revisiting the time of Van Lear Rose to tell stories of its creation, its release and all the other subsequent hubbub and adoration. Shot by Third Man’s in-house video maestro Brad Holland, the entirety of the film is being created solely for Vault inclusion and enjoyment and includes a few stripped-down acoustic versions of some of Lynn’s and White’s favorite songs on the album. The DVD will be packed with bonus features from deep in the Third Man archives that cannot be found online or anywhere else.
Other goodies include a custom 5 x 7” foil-stamped and embossed postcard playing on the album lettering which is suitable for framing as well as stunning unused photos from the original album art session. On top of that is an exquisitely-designed enamel rose pin done up in the deep apricot color of the floribunda rose named “Loretta Lynn Van Lear” in 2011 in honor of Lynn’s 50th anniversary in the music business.
April 30th is the deadline to sign up for Vault Package #24.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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