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image from o.aolcdn.comJack White loves vinyl, as do a growing number of music fans. Over the past 5 years, his Third Man Records have brought to life many ideas that are new to the century-old format. So, when it came time for White's "creative hive" to discuss the vision for the pressing of his new "Lazaretto" album, they "were keenly aware of what it would take to produce a piece of wax worthy of the music it would contain."

Hidden Features + Video



  • 180 gram vinyl
  • 2 vinyl-only hidden tracks hidden beneath the center labels
  • 1 hidden track plays at 78 RPM, one plays at 45 RPM, making this a 3-speed record
  • Side A plays from the outside in
  • Dual-groove technology: plays an electric or acoustic intro for "Just One Drink" depending on where needle is dropped. The grooves meet for the body of the song.
  • Matte finish on Side B, giving the appearance of an un-played 78 RPM record
  • Both sides end with locked grooves
  • Vinyl pressed in seldom-used flat-edged format
  • Dead wax area on Side A contains a hand-etched hologram by Tristan Duke of Infinity Light Science, the first of its kind on a vinyl record
  • Absolutely zero compression used during recording, mixing and mastering
  • Different running order from the CD/digital version  
  • LP utilizes some mixes different from those used on CD and digital version

White give a video tour of the new lp:

 

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