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In Fall 2012, Third Man Records Vault Series made available a special Jack White package. If you didn’t get enough that time around, fear not, for Vault is geared up to release their 15th package. It features Jack White & The Bricks featuring Brendan Benson, a band that did not thrive for very long but had a notable reputation during its existence. Read on for more details.
Package #15 includes a 12″ LP of Jack White & The Bricks’ July 9, 1999 live performance at the Garden Bowl Lanes in Detroit, MI (also Jack White’s 24th birthday). White himself was on vocals and guitar with Brendan Benson playing guitar as well. The two also toured in the company of bassist Kevin Peyok and drummer Ben Blackwell. Their performance featured several covers and other tracks originally meant for The White Stripes. A full track listing of the LP is available below.
Track listing for Live Recorded LP
01. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
02. Isis (Bob Dylan)
04. Same Boy You’ve Always Known
05. The Union Forever
06. Now Mary
07. Black Jack Davy (traditional)
08. I Threw It All Away (Bob Dylan)
09. Ain’t It a Shame (? and the Mysterians)
Benson and White also took some time out to record a few tracks in Benson’s Detroit home, prior his Raconteurs days. These unreleased tracks are included on the 7″ demo in the Vault package and are titled “Steady, As She Goes” and “The Same Boy You’ve Always Known.”
Preview Jack White and Brendan Benson’s edition of “The Same Boy You’ve Always Known”
Brendan Benson and Jack White – The Same Boy You’ve Always Known by Third Man Records
Last but not least, a special tour-DVD under the title White Heat is available to top off this incredible bundle. Catch the behind-the-scenes footage and recorded performances of the White Stripes and Whirlwind Heat during their European Winter 2002 tour. DVD chapters of what is included is available below, along with a short clip to preview.
01. The White Stripes – Jimmy the Exploder
02. Whirlwind Heat – Black
03. The White Stripes – I’m Finding It Harder to Be a Gentleman
04. Whirlwind Heat – Tan
05. The White Stripes – Death Letter
06. Whirlwind Heat – Brown
07. The White Stripes – I Fought Piranhas
08. Whirlwind Heat with Jack White – The Big Three Killed My Baby
As mentioned previously by mxdwn, The Vault is a social networking and physical product subscription service for Third Man Records. Each quarter, the label releases a new package to its members containing rarities in all forms from their vast collection of material.