In typical Jack White fashion, the details of his upcoming album Lazaretto continue to get more and more interesting. At first we received the LP’s first single as the Worlds Fastest Record Release and now we’ve been given quite a few more quirky facts that will have vinyl enthusiasts guaranteed to pre-order.
Here is what will be a part of the vinyl package:
-180 gram vinyl
-2 vinyl-only hidden tracks hidden beneath the center labels
-1 hidden track plays at 78 RPM, one plays at 45 RPM, making this a 3-speed record
-Side A plays from the outside in
-Dual-groove technology: plays an electric or acoustic intro for “Just One Drink” depending on where needle is dropped. The grooves meet for the body of the song.
-Matte finish on Side B, giving the appearance of an un-played 78 RPM record
-Both sides end with locked grooves
-Vinyl pressed in seldom-used flat-edged format
-Dead wax area on Side A contains a hand-etched hologram by Tristan Duke of Infinity Light Science, the first of its kind on a vinyl record
-Absolutely zero compression used during recording, mixing and mastering
-Different running order from the CD/digital version
-LP utilizes some mixes different from those used on CD and digital version
And as if the details weren’t enough, you can watch Mr. White and Mr. Blackwell talk about and demonstrate all the features on the album below: