JACK WHITE


Jack White (who began life as John Gillis in 1975 Detroit) has been one of rock music's major driving forces in the 21st century. During the '00's, he and his ex-wife Meg White recorded and performed as the duo called the White Stripes, whose small-scale garage-rock ethos brought rock and roll back to its barest essence -- namely the blues -- at a time when rock desperately needed to be saved from the miserable state it had evolved into. By the end of that decade, White had formed two other bands: the neo-classic-rock Raconteurs and the goth-rock Dead Weather. All three of his bands became largely inactive after 2010, so White took the next logical course of action: he became a successful solo artist.



White has been at the vanguard of the resurgence of vinyl records. His indie label Third Man Records has earned a reputation for being uncommonly creative with the vinyl record medium. Since 2009, Third Man Records has run a subscription service called the Vault, which issues exclusive limited-edition vinyl items (usually one 12-inch LP and one 7-inch single) to its Platinum members every three months. The material in these Vault packages usually consists of works by White or his bands, but they sometimes revolve around other Third Man label artists as well. The links below point to my blog posts in which I have reviewed past Third Man Records Vault packages.



TMR Vault 1

  • White Stripes "Icky Thump" (Mono LP version)
  • Dead Weather "Forever My Queen" (b/w "Outside") single


TMR Vault 2

  • Raconteurs "Live In London" LP
  • White Stripes "Let's Shake Hands" (alternate take) b/w "Look Me Over Closely" (alternate take) single


TMR Vault 3
  • Various Artists “Third Man Records Single Releases 2009” LP
  • The Dead Weather “No Horse” (First Take) b/w “Jawbreaker” (First Take) single


TMR Vault 4

  • White Stripes “Under Great White Northern Lights B-Shows” LP
  • Raconteurs “Top Yourself” (rehearsal demo) b/w “You Don’t Understand Me” (acoustic demo) single


TMR Vault 5

  • The Dead Weather “Sea of Cowards Live at Third Man Records” LP
  • The Dead Weather “Hang You From the Heavens” (live at Third Man Records) b/w “I Cut Like a Buffalo” (live at Third Man Records)
  • The Dead Weather: Sea of Cowards Live at Third Man Records DVD

TMR Vault 6

  • The Greenhornes “Boscobel Blues” LP
  • The White Stripes “Hello Operator” (remix) b/w “Jolene” (remix)


TMR Vault 7

  • Various Artists “Third Man Records Single Releases 2010”
  • The 5.6.7.8’s “Great Balls of Fire” (b/w “Hanky Panky”) single
    The White Stripes “Party of Special Things to Do” (b/w “China Pig/Ashtray Heart”) single


TMR Vault 8

  • White Stripes “Live In Mississippi” LP
  • White Stripes “Under Moorhead Lights All Fargo Night” LP
  • The White Stripes “Signed DC” (b/w “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”) single

TMR Vault 9

  • Wanda Jackson “Wanda Live! At Third Man Records” LP
  • Wanda Jackson “Wanda Live! At Third Man Records” DVD
  • 2 Star Tabernacle “The Big 3 Killed My Baby” (b/w “Ramblin’ Man”) single

TMR Vault 10

  • The Raconteurs “Live At Third Man Records” LP
  • The White Stripes “The Hardest Button To Button (Beck Remix)” / The Dead Weather “Hang You From The Heavens (Josh Homme & Mark Lanegan Remix)” single
  • Devil’s Night at Third Man Records (DVD)

TMR Vault 11

  • Various Artists “Third Man Records Single Releases 2011”
  • The White Stripes “Dead Leaves” (b/w “Let’s Build a Home”) single


TMR Vault 12

  • The Raconteurs “Open Your Eyes” (b/w “You Made a Fool Out of Me”) single
  • Karen Elson “Live At Third Man Records” LP
  • The White Stripes “Under New Zealand Lights” DVD

TMR Vault 13

  • The White Stripes “Live at the Gold Dollar” (single)
  • The White Stripes “Live At The Gold Dollar 8/14/1997” LP


TMR Vault 14

  • Jack White “Blunderbuss” Demos (single)
  • Jack White “Live At Third Man Records” LP


TMR Vault 15

  • Brendan Benson & Jack White “Steady, As She Goes” (b/w “The Same Boy You’ve Always Known”) single
  • Jack White and the Bricks “Live On The Garden Bowl Lanes: July 9, 1999” LP
  • White Heat (DVD)

TMR Vault 16

  • White Stripes “I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother’s Heart (demo)” b/w “Little Acorns (demo)” single
  • The White Stripes “Nine Miles From The White City” LP
  • Swanson, David. Pictures From Elephant. (book)

TMR Vault 17

  • Willie Nelson and Jack White “Red Headed Stranger” (single)
  • Willie Nelson & Friends “Live at Third Man Records” LP


TMR Vault 18

  • Raconteurs “Live at the Ryman Auditorium” LP
  • Dead Weather “Open Up (That’s Enough)” b/w “Rough Detective” (single)
  • Raconteurs “Live at the Ryman Auditorium” DVD

TMR Vault 19

  • "Elephant" singles box


TMR Vault 20

  • Jack White “Lazaretto” Vault LP
  • Jack White “Alone In My Home” (demo) b/w “Entitlement” (demo) (single)
  • White, Jack. Lazaretto. (book)

TMR Vault 21

  • The White Stripes “Live Under The Lights Of The Rising Sun” LP
  • The Dead Weather “Buzzkill(er)” b/w “It’s Just Too Bad” (single)


TMR Vault 22

  • Jack White “Live From Bonnaroo 2014” LP
  • Jack White “Live From Bonnaroo 2014” DVD


TMR Vault 23

  • The White Stripes “Under Amazonian Lights” LP
  • The White Stripes “Under Amazonian Lights” DVD
  • The White Stripes “Let You Down” b/w “Ain’t No Sweeter Than Rita Blues” (single)

TMR Vault 24

  • Loretta Lynn “Van Lear Rose” LP
  • Jack White & Loretta Lynn “Remembering Van Lear Rose” DVD
  • The White Stripes “Rated X” b/w “Whispering Sea” (single)

TMR Vault 25

  • The Dead Weather “Dodge And Burn” LP
  • The Dead Weather “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” b/w “Cop And Go” (single)


TMR Vault 26

  • The White Stripes “Live at the Gold Dollar Vol. III” LP
  • The Dead Weather “Impossible Winner” b/w “Mile Markers” (single)


TMR Vault 27

  • Various Artists “Live at the Gold Dollar” (box set)
  • The Dead Weather “Let Me Through” b/w “Be Still” (single)


TMR Vault 28

  • Jack White “Acoustic In Idaho” LP
  • Jack White “Acoustic In Alaska” DVD
  • Swanson, David James. Pictures From Unknown States. (book)

TMR Vault 29

  • Pearl Jam “Live at Third Man Records 06.09.2016” LP
  • Eddie Vedder “Out Of Sand” (single)
  • Pearl Jam Live at Third Man Records 06.09.2016. (book)

TMR Vault 30

  • The Raconteurs “Live At Irving Plaza NYC” LP
  • The Kills | The Dead Weather | William Tyler “Live At Disgraceland” LP
  • The White Stripes “City Lights” / Jack White “Love Is The Truth” (single)

TMR Vault 31

  • Margo Price “Live At The Hamilton in Washington, D.C. on 11/09/2016” LP
  • Margo Price “You Told Me With Your Eyes” b/w “Gotta Travel On” (single)
  • Margo Price “Austin City Limits: Live 10/03/2016” DVD

TMR Vault 32

  • The Dead Weather “Live At The Mayan, Los Angeles” LP
  • The Dead Weather “Live At The Mayan, Los Angeles” (DVD)
  • The Dead Weather “Three Dollar Hat” b/w “Lose The Right” (single)

TMR Vault 33

  • The White Stripes “Icky Thump” (Stereo LP)
  • The White Stripes “The Red Demos” LP
  • The White Stripes “Icky Thump Extras” LP
  • Swanson, David James. Pictures From Icky. (book)

TMR Vault 34

  • The White Stripes “Live In Detroit 1999 – 2000 - 2001” LP
  • The White Stripes “Live At The Magic Bag” LP
  • The White Stripes “Live At The Magic Stick” LP

TMR Vault 35

  • Jack White “Boarding House Reach” LP
  • Jack White “Infected By Love (Demo)” b/w “Why Walk A Dog? (Demo)” (single)


TMR Vault 36

  • Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band "Trout Mask Replica" Vault LP
  • Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band "Pachuco Cadaver" b/w "Wild Life" (single)


TMR Vault 37

  • Jack White “Live At Third Man Records ||| Nashville & Cass Corridor” LP set


TMR Vault 38
  • The Raconteurs “Consolers Of The Lonely” Vault LP
  • The Raconteurs “Now That You’re Gone” b/w “Sunday Driver” (single)


TMR Vault 39
  • Sleep “Live At Third Man Records”


TMR Vault 40

  • The Raconteurs “Help Us Stranger” Vault LP
  • Jack White “Help Me Stranger” (demo) b/w Brendan Benson “Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)” (demo) (single)