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Vault #43

Post by benyo » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:41 pm

INTRODUCING VAULT PACKAGE #43: THE RACONTEURS LIVE IN TULSA

“This is my favorite place to play in the world.”

A more-fitting sentiment we cannot conjure and is the perfect stage banter quote from Jack White to introduce the triple-LP live recording culling the best of the best from the Raconteurs recent three night stand at the legendary Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma from October 2019.

As the Raconteurs are allegedly the first band to ever sell out three consecutive shows at Cain’s Ballroom, it was only fitting to mark the occasion by recording each night, culling only the best of each of those performances, and fusing them together for a career-spanning, masterwork of an album.

Highlighting recent entries in their catalog like the infectious “Help Me Stranger” and the whirling “Bored and Razed” while paying deference to momentous sing-alongs like “Carolina Drama” and “Steady, As She Goes” to absolutely mind-bending, room-levitating blues expression via “Blue Veins” and even then you’re only just scratching the surface.

Captured at the pinnacle of the band’s touring behind their chart topping album Help Us Stranger, the electrifying live performances place a raw, unbound energy behind the entire breadth of the band’s catalog, including gems from their 2008 LP Consolers of the Lonely and their 2006 debut Broken Boy Soldiers.

Housed in a magnificent tri-fold jacket and appropriating the Matthew Jacobson-designed artwork which highlights the Art Deco frieze of the Tulsa Fire Alarm building (which was used for the three Cain’s concert posters) and pressed on vibrant copper, green and black colored vinyl…the whole shebang is truly something to behold.

The fitting companion piece to this explosive 3xLP is the intimate performance of Raconteurs’ dual frontmen Brendan Benson and Jack White performing as a duo on July 9th 2019.

Shot at Third Man Records Cass Corridor storefront on White’s 44th birthday, the jam-packed room still only fitting 300 attendees, Brendan and Jack laid out sparse, explorative takes on not only Raconteurs songs, but other classics from their expansive back catalogs. Performances of Raconteurs faves like “Only Child” and “Now That You’re Gone” sound unlike any other version before or since, while the vibe propelling songs like the White Stripes “Sugar Never Tasted So Good” or Benson’s “Metarie” are reminiscent of times back when these two guys would just goof around in Detroit dive bars while a handful of uninterested patrons pretended to not be bothered by their racket.

About that…as a bonus to the mutli-camera, HD, Blu-Ray, 4k, 16-channel audio with super crystal clear capture of the above-mentioned performance, it felt fitting to tack on the ultra lo-fi, camcorder and condenser microphone capture of the first-ever performance of Jack White and Brendan Benson together. Playing for free at the Garden Bowl Lounge in Detroit on March 14th, 1999, the gig shows the two as if without a care in the world, having a blast and rolling through songs of which only TWO had been released by that point. An intimate, charming artifact of a simpler time.

And for the record, Pink Floyd’s “Fearless” was performed at BOTH of these shows, twenty years apart but no less magnificent.

For something a little bit different, we are offering a MYSTERY Raconteurs flexi-disc as our bonus item in this package. Let the speculation begin!
" I wish someone would ask me “how do you get that sound?” they never do. The answer is “I fucking mean it.” " - Jack White

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Re: Vault #43

Post by Mick III » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:33 pm

Bam in my face, I didn't expect an announcement this night but ok, I'm in for sure. The flexi make me so curious. Good Vault Package, I was at The Olympia and I want to hear a live to remember this time, this incredible night. And finally, a bluray. Good bye dvd.

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Post by Stl_ben » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:34 pm

and unsubscribe.
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Re: Vault #43

Post by arewhyehen » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:30 pm

Stl_ben wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:34 pm
and unsubscribe.


I thought you were already unsubscribed? :lol:

Stoked that they finally went to a blu ray, buutt they are about 5 years too late. I don't even have a blu ray player anymore.. I am sure there will be a digital rip floating around at some point. Looking forward to that since I was there and it was one of my fav Jack show's I have seen.

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Re: Vault #43

Post by Coma16 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:46 pm

Think I just saw a tumbleweed blow by...

Seems like a decent VP but my streak of passing will continue. I think at this point it's more me than them.

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Re: Vault #43

Post by chaptertwentyone » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:43 pm

A solid package encapsulating an incredible album cycle.
I’m really looking forward to this one.
“I’M GONNA KILL MY BROTHER JACK
I’M GONNA KILL MY BROTHER JACK
I’M GONNA STAB HIM RIGHT IN THE BACK
PUT HIM IN THIS HOLE
AND HE’LL NEVER COME BACK
‘MEMBER THAT?”

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Re: Vault #43

Post by G-squared » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:58 pm

chaptertwentyone wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:43 pm
A solid package encapsulating an incredible album cycle.
I’m really looking forward to this one.
Well said.
I kept being surprised when i would identify a melody or lyric in my head as being from that record. I finally realized HUS is one of those infectious, earworm albums.
Looking forward to a live 3LP set from this effort. And Blu-Ray is now at the price point where I may get a "good" player soon :D .
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Re: Vault #43

Post by Stl_ben » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:43 pm

arewhyehen wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:30 pm
Stl_ben wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:34 pm
and unsubscribe.


I thought you were already unsubscribed? :lol:

Stoked that they finally went to a blu ray, buutt they are about 5 years too late. I don't even have a blu ray player anymore.. I am sure there will be a digital rip floating around at some point. Looking forward to that since I was there and it was one of my fav Jack show's I have seen.
Came back for the anniversary package. But then yeah unsubscribe for another live bundle.
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Re: Vault #43

Post by knoxvle » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:06 pm

Can't wait to get this package. I was at all three of these shows in Tulsa. Each show was so different.
I might get two, one to play the shit out of and one to replace that one when I wear the first one out!

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