White Stripes’ ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ getting vinyl repress via Third Man ++ Jay Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ 7″ set too
‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ 7″ set
Jack White is almost as known as a vinyl fan as he is for being a musician and chunky guac lover. His label Third Man puts out lots of limited edition vinyl, be it the fastest-released record ever made, a giant Paramount Records box set, or their “Live at Third Man” series. So it’s a bit surprising to learn that The White Stripes’ 2005 album, Get Behind Me Satan, never got a proper vinyl release in the US, only coming out as a limited-edition gatefold set that regularly fetches for $400 used. Third Man is finally rectifying this, and the album will be getting a repress this spring. Your first chance to get it will be on — wait for it — Record Store Day, as a colored vinyl double disc set. The RSD version does come with an exclusive “3D lenticular cover gatefold jacket.”
In other news, Third Man will be releasing Jay Z‘s Magna Carta Holy Grail as a 7″ inch box set in a very elaborate package:
Playing on the theme of redacted government documents and expanding it into a full, clothbound binder with the entirety of the Magna Carta…Holy Grail album spread across eight 7″ 45rpm records, this piece conceived by Grammy-nominated designer Brian Roettinger is cryptographically breathtaking. It is limited to 1000 numbered sets (though not all will be released and sold on Friday) and released in conjunction with Roc Nation.
You can get a look at the Magna Carter Holy Grail set via an “unboxing” video below. The Jay Z package is a special release to celebrate the exansion of Third Man’s store in Nashville which has it’s unveiling on Friday (3/20).
Meanwhile, Third Man’s little yellow Rolling Record Store is in Austin this week for SXSW, roving around to different shows and day parties. Its schedules stops are in a flyer below…