Introducing Third Man Records Vault Package #21! It seems like only yesterday that we announced the mono Icky Thump LPs. Memories...
The LP for Vault #21 is The White Stripes Live Under Rising Sun Lights, which showcases Jack and Meg in their first overseas trip in October 2000. While the band’s two Japanese shows were far from sold out, the power transmitted by the band is captivating. This double LP contains the entirety of the the White Stripes’ two Tokyo performances. With an on-mic shout-out to the evening’s headliners the 126.96.36.199’s, the Stripes would also cover that band’s classic song “I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield” in an improvised medley that also included Screaming Lord Sutch’s “Jack the Ripper.” Other highlights from the two nights include a rare cover of Iggy Pop’s “I’m Bored” as well as pre-White Blood Cells takes on “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground.” Complete with unseen photos taken during one of the performances and a sneaky die-cut, gatefold jacket, this live document leaves nothing to be desired to even the most die-hard fanatic.
Vault Package #21 also features new tracks from The Dead Weather and a full-sized Third Man flag. Learn more about the package, and sign up for your subscription here. Deadline to subscribe is July 31st at Midnight GMT.