Jack White has announced the release of ‘Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016’. The 26-track double-LP and double-CD will be released physically and digitally worldwide on Friday 9th September. Featuring alternate versions, mixes and previously unreleased recordings from The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and solo material all completely remastered, this is the essential Jack White songwriting collection. Find out more and preview the record here.
‘Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016’ is available for pre-order now. All digital pre-orders will receive an instant grat download of the spellbinding previously unreleased White Stripes track ‘City Lights’ starting today.
‘City Lights’ was written for The White Stripes’ Get Behind Me Satan but then forgotten until White revisited the 2005 album for Third Man’s Record Store Day 2015 vinyl reissue and finished the recording in 2016. The track is the first new, worldwide commercially released White Stripes song since 2008.
“This, like (Son House’s) ‘Grinnin’ In Your Face,’ is mirror-music,” writes renowned music journalist GreilMarcus of ‘City Lights’ in the album’s exclusive liner notes, “the singer talking to himself, trying to tell himself the truth, which he’s going to need if he’s going to step out of his door, walk into the world, and fool himself, for just a second, that he’s ready to take it on. As you listen, it’s no surprise at all that it took most of White’s music-making life to bring the song home.”
Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 collects 26 acoustic songs from throughout White’s wide-ranging musical career, spanning album tracks, B-sides, remixes, alternate versions, and previously unreleased tracks.
Listen to ‘City Lights’
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