It’s a new quarter in the music industry, which at Third Man Records HQ means a new offering for members of their paid subscription program, The Vault. And let’s just say if you’re not a member, now might be a good time to join.
This quarter’s Vault package features a reissue of the 2001 White Stripes 7″ featuring three covers of the late, great Captain Beefheart. Originally released as part of the Sub Pop Singles Club, the single includes renditions of “Party of Special Things to Do”, “China Pig”, and “Ashtray Heart” and will come packaged with new artwork. As an added bonus, Third Man is also making the single “the first (and quite possibly last?) Tri-Color component of a Vault package. There will be no black vinyl pressing of this single and it will not be made available outside of the package. This will also be the first White Stripes Tri-Color, substituting the standard yellow sliver of our Third Man releases with the inimitable red that we’ve all known and loved for years,” the label notes in an issued statement.
Along with the reissue, the package will also included a 7″ by Japanese all-female rock band The 188.8.131.52’s. Consisting of covers of Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls of Fire” and Tommy James and the Shondells’ “Hanky Panky”, the single features both production and guitar work from Mr. White.
The third and final piece of the Vault offering is a compilation of Third Man’s many 2010 singles on 180gram double vinyl. A limited-edition Third Man poster will also be included.
Those interested in joining the vault, can sign up here.