News The White Stripes Vinyl Reissue For First Three Albums

The White Stripes are set to reissue their first three studio albums.

The White Stripes are set to reissue their first three studio albums.

Due on 30th November via Jack White's own Third Man Records, 1999's self titled debut, 2000's 'De Stijl' and 2001's 'White Blood Cells' have been out of print on vinyl since 2005. They've been remastered and spruced up for their re-release, or, in full detail…

“We started by mastering each LP from the original analog master tapes, the first time this process had been used for any of these titles. While extremely labor-intensive, this method ensured that the material was never converted into a digital signal. The result is an audio quality that stiffens the hairs on the back of your neck.

“We pressed each record on 180-gram vinyl, again, the first time any of these three albums have been afforded this superior vinyl weight.

“For artwork, we started from scratch and went back and tracked down all the source material, working from the original photographic prints to provide the crispest versions possible of these album covers.

“From there, we printed the artwork on the deluxe old-style, tip-on sleeves from the wonderful folks at Stoughton Printing in California. This process involves printing the artwork on on sheet of paper (a slick) which is then folded over and hand-glued to a heavy board blank jacket. The difference in the final product of a tip-on sleeve as opposed to a regular, direct-to-board sleeve is akin to the difference between hardcover and paperback books.”

Each record also comes with free mp3 downloads, with a limited number pressed on red and white vinyl.

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