Former White Stripes frontman Jack White is going all out on his upcoming album. The vinyl version of Lazaretto contains a number of unprecedented features, including two different intros for the same song and the appearance of a holographic angel while it spins.
White is calling the vinyl edition of his new album an ULTRA LP — a mish-mash of pre-existing vinyl gimmicks, like dual grooves, a side that plays from the outside in, and locked grooves. But it also has some unprecedented features, including an under-label groove and a hologram (developed by Tristan Duke of Infinity Light).
Here's the complete list of features on the ULTRA LP:
- 180 gram vinyl
- Two vinyl-only hidden tracks hidden beneath the center labels
- One hidden track plays at 78 RPM and one plays at 45 RPM, making this a three-speed record
- Side A plays from the inside out
- Dual-groove technology: plays an electric or acoustic intro for "Just One Drink" depending on where needle is dropped; the grooves meet for the body of the song
- Matte finish on Side B, giving the appearance of an unplayed 78 RPM record
- Both sides end with locked grooves
- Vinyl pressed in seldom-used flat-edged format
- Dead wax area on Side A contains a hand-etched hologram by Tristan Duke of Infinity Light Science, the first of its kind on a vinyl record
- Absolutely zero compression used during recording, mixing and mastering
- Different running order from the CD/digital version
- Utilizes some mixes different from those used on CD/digital versions
White's new album is set for release on June 10th.