The latest Third Man Records’ Vault (pay money, get exclusive vinyl and nick-nacks every three months) is centred on Loretta Lynn’s 2004 Jack White-produced album, ‘Van Lear Rose’.
It features a golden 12” pressing of the record, DVD about its recording and release, pin badge (?!) and, on 7”, a previously unreleased cover of Lynn’s ‘Rated X’ by The White Stripes.
As Third Man details, the recording was made in 2000, and intended to be the B-side of their Dolly Parton cover, ‘Jolene’ (‘Jolene’ ended up a B-side itself, on the flip of May 2000 single, ‘Hello Operator’).
Here, it comes backed with another Lynn cover, a live version of ‘Whispering Sea’ from 2005.
Hear a clip of ‘Rated X’ below.
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It’s almost as if we’re primed to rediscover the band all over again.
Indie dreams do come true.
Dunnnn dun dun dun dun dun dun… With their fourth LP and THAT massive hit, Jack and Meg cemented their place in musical history forever. Welcome, ‘Elephant’, to the DIY Hall of Fame.
It’s the latest in Third Man Records’ subscription series.