Jack White’s “Lazaretto Ultra LP” is for you music nerdsBy Matt Miller | May 6th, 2014 | No Comments »
Jack White is 2014’s champion of all things vinyl. This is the guy who set a world record for the fastest recording of an album, which was immediately released on vinyl 45s. So leave it to him to release his upcoming album “Lazaretto” as what he calls an “Ultra LP.” This includes hidden tracks that play at different speeds, a side that plays from “the outside in,”a hand-etched hologram” and other insane features.
White’s Lazaretto is out on June 10. Here are all the features of the “Ultra LP”:
- 180 gram vinyl
– 2 vinyl-only hidden tracks hidden beneath the center labels
– 1 hidden track plays at 78 RPM and 1 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
– Utilizes some mixes different from those used on CD/digital versions