Back in July, we reported on a little proclamation Jack White made to the Edmonton Sun, which we thought was noteworthy: “I’m re-releasing every record I’ve ever been a part of,” he said. “So I’m collecting all the old ones and getting them back on our shelf. If there’s [a] kid in Nunavut who wants that 45, I want him to be able to get it, if he wants it. I don’t like out-of-print records.”
We were particularly excited at the time about the potential for reissues of rare early White Stripes singles, including “Lord, Send Me An Angel,” “Jolene,” “Let’s Shake Hands,” “Look Me Over Closely,” and more. Well, Jack White put out a press release last night that not only confirms his previous announcement, but adds some new rare recordings to the massive reissue project.
Members of White’s new Third Man subscription service, the Vault, are set to receive alternate versions of the White Stripes’ first 7” release: “Let’s Shake Hands” and a cover of Marlene Dietrich’s “Look Me Over Closely.” The versions on this new release are outtakes from the original 1998 recording sessions.
But that’s not all: Third Man are also giving Vault members a double Live In London LP by White’s last band the Raconteurs.
And the Candy Cane Children of Nunavut rejoice!