Jack White Presents the Lazaretto 'Ultra LP'

The Ultra LP will feature hidden tracks, hand-etched holograms(?!), and more.

Jack White is not one to abide industry standards. He's always had his own way of presenting music, which is what makes his Third Man Records label such a treat. We've been standing idly by in anticipation of his forthcoming solo album, Lazaretto, and now the rock 'n' roll icon has given us something else to pine for, as if the first single wasn't enough. In typical White fashion, the album isn't just going to be released as a regular LP. No, no, that would be dull. Instead, as the Third Man website informs us, Lazaretto will be released in the form of an 'Ultra LP' which will include:

- 180 gram vinyl
- 2 vinyl-only hidden tracks hidden beneath the center labels
- 1 hidden track plays at 78 RPM, one plays at 45 RPM, making this a 3-speed record
- Side A plays from the outside in
- 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 un-played 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
- LP utilizes some mixes different from those used on CD and digital version

Hand-etched hologram!

Lazaretto drops on June 10th. In the meanwhile, watch White and Third Man Records' own Ben Blackwell show off all the features of the 'Ultra LP':