RIYL: the White Stripes, the Raconteurs, Leadbelly

Label: Third Man Records

Last Spring, Jack White embarked on a tour of the last handful of states that he has never performed in, and that they would be his last live shows for a long time. He announced that these shows would be stripped down and acoustic.

They streamed the final performance online(which I watched 3 times) and it was mindblowing in it’s stark beauty. The shows were announced day of. A friend and I almost spent two days in Boise, Idaho in hopes that that is where the show would take place. We passed, and I immediately regretted our decision. Only doubly so today with the announcement of the latest Third Man Records Vault package.

The beautiful 2xLP set at the forefront of this package is the entire set from the Boise, Idaho show. It also comes with a DVD of the Alaska performance, and a photobook chronicling the entire tour. As a bonus it comes with two risograph photo prints.

The set from this show mostly consist of songs from the White Stripes, the Raconteurs and his solo work but he also tosses in Leadbelly at the end for good measure.

Jack White is one of the most amazing live performers that I have ever had the pleasure of seeing perform. This most recent vault package goes a long way to show just how dynamic of a performer he really is.

For those not familiar with the Third Man Records Vault. It’s a quarterly vinyl subscription. It costs $60 per quarter. You have until April 30 to sign up to receive this package.

Live in Idaho setlist

Just One Drink
Temporary Ground
Hotel Yorba
You Know That I Know
Inaccessibly Mystery
Do
Alone in My Home
Carolina Drama
Love Interruption
A Martyr For My Love For You
Sugar Never Tasted So Good
We’re Going to Be Friends
The Same Boy You’ve Always Known
I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
Blunderbuss
You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket
Goodnight, Irene

The Details

Sign up for Vault Package 28 HERE.

About 1 year ago, Jack White embarked on an unusual, acoustic tour. Hitting the only five states in the US in which he had yet to perform — the wild environs of North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho and Alaska — White and his acoustic ensemble of Dominic Davis, Fats Kaplin and Lillie Mae Rische delivered jaw-dropping performances to the previously JW deprived terrritories. Each show was announced only hours before curtains lifted and tickets were only available in the venue box office, 1 per person, for $3. "No tradesies." Rampant online speculation, guesstimation and divining ensued, and those who were lucky and/or cunning enough to secure a seat were admired by all. The shows had several standards and rules set ahead of time by white: no amplifiers, only ribbon microphones used, and no monitors on stage.

The final performance of that tour was streamed live on TIDAL, but, as you know, we never pass up an opportunity to immortalize great music (it's a complex, really), so, we ran tape and film for the entirety of the tour, and now YOU will reap the benefits of our obsession.

Vault Package #28 is a celebration of these unprecedented performances and the end of the era that they signified. Live in Idaho showcases the performance at the Egyptian Theater in Boise and contains a career-spanning set with standards from the White Stripes, Raconteurs and Jack White solo catalog, reinterpreted for performance with no amplifiers. The performance was captured exclusively by ribbon microphones and is dripping with atmosphere. Including a cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s “I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)” and ending with a rousing rendition of Leadbelly’s “Goodnight Irene,” what exists here is pure magic. This double LP set will be pressed on Icy Idaho Blue vinyl. Listen to "Sugar Never Tasted So Good" from Live in Idaho below:

Jack’s performance from the Wendy Williamson Auditorium in Anchorage, Alaska is a gem in its own right. With the ethereal setting adding to the mystique of the circumstance, the show was one of the most thrilling in White’s twenty-plus-year career, and those who were there to enjoy it (who had waited all day in the snow), bore witness to a once-in-a-lifetime performance. We present that memorable show here, in its entirety, on DVD, with expertly engineered sound and editing by TMR’s in-house film guru Brad Holland. Live in Anchorage is truly spectacular.

From the Third Man Books, we present Pictures From Unknown States, an intimate collection of shots from photographer, close Third Man ally (and occasional clothing designer) David James Swanson. This pictorial travelogue of the tour and the places and people it encountered on its route is a packed-to-the-brim 52 pages of sheer wonder.

Also borrowed from Swanson’s stunning photo archives and are two elegant Risograph prints, both suitable for framing and evocative of the gilded settings of each one of these performances.

These items fits together perfectly in a soft-touch, silk-screened box that only further cements the exquisite collection as an item no music fan can deny. It may just be our best Vault package yet.

Live in Idaho setlist

Just One Drink
Temporary Ground
Hotel Yorba
You Know That I Know
Inaccessibly Mystery
Do
Alone in My Home
Carolina Drama
Love Interruption
A Martyr For My Love For You
Sugar Never Tasted So Good
We’re Going to Be Friends
The Same Boy You’ve Always Known
I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
Blunderbuss
You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket
Goodnight, Irene

Live in Alaska setlist

Just One Drink
Temporary Ground
Love Interruption
Machine Gun Silhouette
Offend in Every Way
The Same Boy You’ve Always Known
Alone in My Home
You Know That I Know
We’re Going to Be Friends
Entitlement
Carolina Drama
You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket
A Martyr For My Love For You
Goodnight, Irene

Additional Images

Price $60



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