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Everyone’s favorite day of the year – Record Store Day – is nearly upon us, and Jack White’s Third Man Records has announced that Jerry Lee Lewis will be playing a one-off performance at the label’s store in Nashville for the occasion.
The performance will be recorded direct to analogue tape with White producing the recording. It will then be pressed, packaged and released within weeks. The performance goes down at 11:30 a.m. on April 16.
In addition, the Third Man Records store also has planned four vinyl releases for Record Store Day:
- The White Stripes – “Let’s Shake Hands” b/w “Look Me Over Closely” The reissue of the White Stripes first-ever release from 1998. This pressing corrects a channel inversion and audio glitch present in the 2002 reissue by manufacturing from the original pressing plates from 1998. Quantities on Record Store Day will all be on a custom red vinyl with black whisps while subsequent re-pressings will be on black vinyl.
- The White Stripes – “Lafayette Blues” b/w “Sugar Never Tasted So Good” Unavailable on vinyl since 2001, this is the reissue of the White Stripes 2nd-ever single originally released in 1998. Record Store Day quantities will be on a custom white vinyl with black whisps while subsequent repressings will be on black vinyl.
- Karen Elson – “Vicious” b/w “In Trouble With the Lord” Limited to 1,000 copies pressed on clear vinyl with peach-colored rose pedals encased inside the record. Features Elson’s take on Lou Reed’s solo classic “Vicious” coupled with a captivating outtake from her LP The Ghost Who Walks. Copies pressed on black vinyl with a standard picture sleeve will be available at a later date.
- Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi present ROME starring Jack White and Norah Jones – “Two Against One” b/w “Black” “Two Against One” features White on lead vocals and Jones takes the lead on “Black.” Both songs will be included on the full-length version of ROME available May 17th worldwide.