Jack White is preparing to release his new LP, "Lazaretto," on June 10. What's so special about this LP (aside from Jack White's awesome music)? The brilliant design.
It's the first of its kind.
Check out Jack explaining it here:
So, just to recap, here's what's so special about this beautiful 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 inside out
- 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
- 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
To pre-order this beauty, go here. (And then, like me, count the days and wait anxiously for the mailman to deliver to your doorstep.)
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