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The Blue Series: The Story Behind the Color

TMB016

Availability: Pre-Order

Manufacturer: Other

Regular Price: $60.00

Special Price: $50.00

* Includes extensive interview with Jack White covering the span of the Series, musicians involved, recording techniques, and the direct influence of the Series on his own career.

* Interviewees include Stephen Colbert, Dwight Yoakam, Courtney Barnett, Kate Pierson, Wanda Jackson, Insane Clown Posse, First Aid Kit, Mildred and the Mice, Dex Romweber, Lillie Mae, Ruby Amanfu and more Blue Series artists.

* In these exclusive interviews, artists describe their Blue Series recording experience in a behind-the-scenes look at their own creative process and the creative process of producer Jack White. The immediacy of the recordings and unusual circumstances create stories rife with insight and interesting moments.

* Features unseen photos of the artists, including Jack White, plus an interview with principle photographer Jo McCaughey.

* A sample playlist of Blue Series songs curated by editor Ben Blackwell will be included via download card.

* Foreword written by David Fricke, who is one of the most recognizable names in music journalism. Mr. Fricke witnessed the Dungen Blue Series session and is the only journalist who has been in the studio during one of the recordings.

* Preface by TMR co-founder Ben Blackwell. The book also features contributions from TMR co-founder, Consigliere Ben Swank, long-time TMR Queen of Hearts Bonnie Bowden, and TMB editor Chet Weise.

* Over 100,000 copies of Blue Series 7" vinyl singles have been sold with digital streams and downloads combined actual consumption is over 1 million

* Artists covered in the book include best sellers such as Beck, Tom Jones, Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), and others.

* Grammy winning and multi-platinum musician Jack White produced every session.

*PRE-ORDER* Please note that ALL items included with this order will not ship until the on sale date of Tuesday June 06.

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As the brainchild of Jack White, the Blue Series started in tandem with Third Man Records, White’s Nashville-based record label founded in 2009. Built on the simple premise of 7” 45rpm singles all recorded in the same studio, with the same producer (White), with photos taken in the same locale (Third Man Records’ onsite Blue Room) and manufactured at the same pressing plant (United Record Pressing, a stone’s throw from TMR’s offices) the resultant 40 singles impressively run the gamut of artists and styles. Whether it’s the wildly popular like Beck, the classic veteran Tom Jones, the character Stephen Colbert, the polarizing Insane Clown Posse, or previously unknown performers making their debut releases, the Blue Series is the perfect snapshot of what Third Man, and by extension Jack White, have focused on and championed for the past seven years. With contributions from Blue Series artists stemming from exclusive interviews, conducted specifically for this topic, the book will document the Series’ stories, personalities, recording process and the inner-workings of studio production, real world promotion, and commercial reaction. Such depth and behind-the-scenes views are quite rare both from White and Third Man and should help contextualize what a truly unique and unparalleled collection of song and performance these singles comprise. Not to mention most were recorded with only 24 hours notice. The 282 page comes inside its own slip case, includes an exclusive 7” single of unreleased Blue Series songs, and ten song Blue Series sampler via download card. With contributions from Blue Series artists stemming from exclusive interviews, conducted specifically for this topic, the book will document the Series’ stories, personalities, recording process and the inner-workings of studio production, real world promotion, and commercial reaction. Such depth and behind-the-scenes views are quite rare both from White and Third Man and should help contextualize what a truly unique and unparalleled collection of song and performance these singles comprise. Not to mention most were recorded with only 24 hours notice. The 282 page book comes inside its own slip case, includes a ten song Blue Series sampler via download card, a 7” single of unreleased Blue Session songs by First Aid Kit and Gibby Haynes on exclusive blue vinyl, and each special edition will by signed by the book’s editor — and TMR’s very own — Ben Blackwell.