Jack White has announced the release of Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 via his record label Third Man Records/Columbia. The 26-track double-LP and double-CD will be released physically and digitally on September 9th. You can pre-order here, today. The acoustic album features alternate versions, mixes and previously unreleased recordings from The White Stripes and The Raconteurs. It will also include solo material all completely remastered. The album is arranged in chronological order and expands of White’s career as a songwriter. If you’re a fan, this is the essential Jack White collection.
A highlight of Acoustic Recordings will include the unreleased White Stripes song “City Lights.” Listen to it below; if you pre-order the album, you’ll receive “City Lights” as a download. The song was originally written for Get Behind Me Satan, but wasn’t finished until this year. According to a press release, this track is the first new, worldwide commercially released song from White Stripes since 2008.
The 26 tracks featured on Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 were remastered earlier this year in Nashville, TN by Andrew Mendelson at Georgetown Masters. All songs were written and produced by Jack White, except “Never Far Away” (produced by T Bone Burnett), “Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap” (produced by Beck), “Top Yourself (Bluegrass Version)” and “Carolina Drama” (written & produced by White & Brendan Benson), and “Machine Gun Silhouette” (written by White & Rob Jones). The complete track listing is and album artwork can be found below.
Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016:
01. Sugar Never Tasted So Good
02. Apple Blossom (Remixed)
03. I’m Bound To Pack It Up (Remixed)
04. Hotel Yorba
05. We’re Going To Be Friends
06. You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket
07. Well It’s True That We Love One Another
08. Never Far Away
09. Forever For Her (Is Over For Me)
10. White Moon
11. As Ugly As I Seem
12. City Lights (Previously Unreleased White Stripes Track)
13. Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap
14. Effect & Cause
15. Love Is The Truth (Acoustic Mix)
16. Top Yourself (Bluegrass Version)
17. Carolina Drama (Acoustic Mix)
18. Love Interruption
19. On And On And On
20. Machine Gun Silhouette (Acoustic Mix)
22. Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy (Alternate Mix)
23. I Guess I Should Go To Sleep (Alternate Mix)
24. Just One Drink (Acoustic Mix)
26. Want And Able
This will be is latest album since 2014’s Lazearetto. But for a man that been staying low, he has been busy this past year. He recently made an appearance on Beyonce’s Lemonade album, playing vinyl’s in outer space, releasing a live album from one his 1990s Detroit band, and teaming up with The Muppets for a cover song. Stay tuned for new things Jack has up his sleeve.