Jack White is today releasing a treasure trove of rare and previously unreleased material, Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 via Third Man Records / XL Recordings. The album collects 26 acoustic songs from throughout White’s wide-ranging musical career, spanning album tracks, B-sides, remixes, alternate versions, and previously unavailable tracks.
And if you check out his website you will also find an innovative and interactive timeline, allowing fans to explore his extraordinary musical history through a broad range of often exclusive multimedia.
The new album is arranged in chronological order, and includes acoustic songs made famous by The White Stripes, beginning with ‘Sugar Never Tasted So Good’, through to the Beck-produced’Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap,’ first found on the B-side to The White Stripes’ final single, 2007’s ‘Conquest.’
Also featured are ‘Never Far Away’ (recorded for 2003’s Cold Mountain: Music From The Miramax Motion Picture) and ‘Love Is The Truth’ (written and recorded for Coca-Cola’s 2006 What Goes Around campaign) as well as the Bluegrass Version of ‘Top Yourself’ and an acoustic mix of the epic murder ballad, ‘Carolina Drama,’ both written by White and Brendan Benson for The Raconteurs’GRAMMY® Award-winning 2008 album, Consolers Of The Lonely. White’s two chart-topping solo albums, 2012’s Blunderbuss and 2014’s Lazaretto, are represented by a remarkably diverse range of material.
The 26 tracks featured on Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 were remastered earlier this year by Andrew Mendelson at Nashville, TN’s Georgetown Masters. All songs were written and produced exclusively by Jack White, except ‘Never Far Away’ (produced by T Bone Burnett), ‘Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap’ (produced by Beck), ‘Top Yourself (Bluegrass Version)’ and ‘Carolina Drama’ (written & produced by White & Brendan Benson), and ‘Machine Gun Silhouette’ (written by White & Rob Jones).
Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 is available now in vinyl, digital and CD formats.