As was the case with his previous solo record Blunderbuss, Jack White fans have the opportunity to preview his new record Lazaretto in full, as it is currently available to stream via iTunes Radio. The stream will be available until the record officially drops next week.
Even while digital technology makes this live streaming possible, White (who is known for his love of lo-fi and vintage technology) is giving die-hard fans a lot of incentive to go for the vinyl. Along with digital release of Lazaretto, an “Ultra” vinyl edition will be available, sporting a different mix and track order than the CD and digital versions. In addition, the Ultra vinyl version will have two “hidden” tracks—as in, literally, hidden under the labels of the record. Not only that, but one of the two hidden tracks will play at 45 RPM, and the other at 78 RPM, which makes this a three-speed vinyl product. Only a guy like Jack White would come up with something like this.
So…go and listen to Jack White’s new record early, but if you’re a vinyl enthusiast, you’ll definitely want to seek out the Ultra vinyl copy. Lazaretto officially drops on June 9.