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VAULT #35 JACK WHITE BOARDING HOUSE REACH LIMITED EDITION
Third Man Records is pleased to announce the forthcoming third solo album by 12-time Grammy Award-winner Jack White, BOARDING HOUSE REACH (out March 23rd), and the BOARDING HOUSE REACH-themed Vault Package #35 which will be the ONLY limited edition of the new album. Vault #35 packages will ship to arrive on and as close to the album's official March 23 street date. The new package is highlighted by a limited edition, colored vinyl version of BOARDING HOUSE REACH that will be the only vinyl variation of the LP to be made available. Pressed at Third Man Pressing in the Cass Corridor of Detroit, the 180-gram, blue and black swirl vinyl edition features exclusive Vault-only cover art which dramatically depicts White's stylized face and is printed on arresting holographic foil paper in the classic Stoughton tip-on style. The LP is further accompanied by a unique-to-this-package 12" x 24" insert featuring the complete album lyrics
The BOARDING HOUSE REACH Vault package also includes a two-song demo 7-inch single, offering up embryonic versions of "Connected By Love" and the album track, "Why Walk a Dog?" The former take - billed here under its original title, "Infected By Love" - was recorded entirely by White in the aforementioned Nashville apartment. White found keyboard tones on this recording that the world's most seasoned session musicians could not recreate in the studio and thus, some of those tones were sourced from this simple demo to be utilized on the final album version. Meanwhile, "Why Walk a Dog?" was recorded, like much of the BOARDING HOUSE REACH demos, alone at his private songwriting refuge. With its expressive synth and drum machine cadence, the track is overtly hypnotic even in this early state. Indeed, the "Connected By Love" and "Why Walk a Dog?" single provides a fascinating insight into White's process, revealing the creative progression of his songs from inception to completion.
In addition to the recorded material, Vault Package #35 comes with three separate and exclusive photographs shot during BOARDING HOUSE REACH recording sessions. Taken by noted photographer -- and White's longtime friend -- David Swanson at Sear Sound in New York and Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, these large-format, high quality glossy reproductions are exclusive to the Vault. The photographs will be coupled with three foil-stamped poetry broadsides, printed on silky metallic papers (black, white, and blue) containing White's poems from the new album tracks, "Abulia and Akrasia," "Ezmerelda Steals the Show," and "Get in the Mind Shaft."
BOARDING HOUSE REACH Vault Package #35 will also include, for the third year running, a custom 2018 Third Man Records challenge coin, complete with album-specific artwork. The substantial and stylish coin doubles as a 45 adaptor and grants its holder 10% off purchases in both Third Man Records storefronts. Past Third Man Challenge coins will no longer be valid at Third Man storefronts once Vault Package #35 ships.
Additional info about the new album BOARDING HOUSE REACH:
The new album sees Jack White expanding his musical palate with perhaps his most ambitious work thus far, a collection of songs that are simultaneously timeless and modern. Written and conceived while holed up in a spartan apartment with no outside distractions, White replicated the identical environment and used the same gear as when he was a 15 year old (a quarter-inch four-track tape recorder, a simple mixer, and the most basic of instrumentation) to pen sketches of the album’s songs. The album explores a remarkable range of sonic terrain -- crunching rock 'n' roll, electro and hard funk, proto punk, hip hop, gospel blues, and even country -- all remapped and born anew to fit White's matchless vision and sense of restless experimentation. BOARDING HOUSE REACH is a testament to the breadth of Jack White's creative power and his bold artistic ambition.
BOARDING HOUSE REACH features White on vocals, acoustic and electric guitars and drums, organ, and synthesizers. He's backed by a remarkable new lineup of musicians that includes: drummer Louis Cato (Beyoncé, Q-Tip, John Legend, Mariah Carey), bassists Charlotte Kemp Muhl (The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger) and NeonPhoenix (Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z), synthesizer players DJ Harrison and Anthony "Brew" Brewster (Fishbone, The Untouchables), keyboardists Neal Evans (Soulive, Talib Kweli, John Scofield) and Quincy McCrary (Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Pitbull), percussionists Bobby Allende (David Byrne, Marc Anthony) and Justin Porée (Ozomatli), and backing vocalists Esther Rose and Ann & Regina McCrary of Nashville's beloved gospel trio, The McCrary Sisters, as well as longtime collaborators like drummers Daru Jones (Nas, Talib Kweli) and Carla Azar (Autolux, Depeche Mode, Doyle Bramhall II). Singer-songwriter C.W. Stoneking also appears, contributing a stirring spoken word performance to the album's "Abulia and Akrasia." BOARDING HOUSE REACH was produced by Jack White III and recorded at Third Man Studio in Nashville, TN, Sear Sound in New York, NY, and Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, CA; the album was mixed by Bill Skibbe, Joshua V. Smith, and White at Third Man Studio in Nashville, TN.
BOARDING HOUSE REACH TRACK LIST
1. Connected By Love / 2. Why Walk A Dog? / 3. Corporation / 4. Abulia and Akrasia / 5. Hypermisophoniac / 6. Ice Station Zebra / 7. Over and Over and Over / 8. Everything You've Ever Learned / 9. Respect Commander / 10. Ezmerelda Steals The Show / 11. Get In The Mind Shaft / 12. What's Done Is Done / 13. Humoresque
Quarterly Vault Package
Each quarter (March, June, September, December) a Platinum Vault member will receive a package of limited edition, exclusive vinyl delivered to their door. Other contents of the package vary, but can range from pins and posters to patches and photo books, frequently housed in a collector's box set. This is a recurring subscription that will renew automatically every three months.
Access to Exclusive Media
Check out the Vault News Feed for curated playlists, exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, and the ever-popular Blackwell's Record of the Week feature!
Shop Vault Novelties
Platinum Vault members have access to purchase exclusive merchandise and rare vinyl records in our Members-Only online store.
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Access to Pre-Sales
Platinum Vault members get first dibs on Third Man artists' concert tickets via our website when available.
10% Off Sitewide and In Store
Enjoy a discount on all of your purchases both online and in store!*Some exclusions apply
Vault Packages and Novelties
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Frequently Asked Questions
The quarterly Vault packages will ship 6-8 weeks following the most recent payment deadline. The payment deadlines fall on the last days of the deadline month at Midnight GMT/7pm CST. Thus, the deadlines are as follows:
January 31 / April 30 / July 31 / October 31
Overseas packages are generally shipped first. Canada and Mexico are shipped immediately after overseas packages. Then, we ship to the US. That way, every member receives packages around the same time.
Because we produce the exact number of packages for the exact number of Vault members during a given quarter, any payment received after a payment deadline will not be accepted for the previous quarter. Instead, it will automatically be applied to the next quarter of membership.
For example, if you pay after January 31st, your payment will be credited to the next quarter, whose deadline would be April 30th.
Previous packages are not typically available. However, replacement components of previous packages will occasionally be made available in the Vault online store on the first working Monday of the month.
Third Man Records is committed to providing high quality products, so if you think there is a fault with an item you have received, please contact us within 14 days of receiving your package. Do NOT send items back without first receiving a go ahead from us. To speed up the process, please include your order number and photos of the item in your first email.
If you believe you are missing an item in your package, please reach out to us within 14 days of receiving your package for a replacement.
Note: Vault package 7”s and special items are packed inside the 12” jacket when possible in order to ensure safer shipping. Please check inside the 12” jacket before contacting us. Download cards are generally located within the LP sleeve.
To change your shipping address, update your information in your Vault account (and in your PayPal account if applicable). You can access your account by clicking “My Account” located at the top right of your screen, and by then clicking through to 'Dashboard.' Go to 'Address Book'. Select 'Add New Address'. Enter in your new shipping address and then select the 'Use as my default shipping address' check box. Additionally, please send your name, old address, and new address to: firstname.lastname@example.org. This will allow us to double-check that your address is updated before shipping begins.
To change the billing address associated with your Vault subscription, please go to 'My Account' and choose 'My Vault Subscriptions' from the left-hand-side navigation. Click 'Edit' to the right of your currently active subscription and then choose 'Change Address'. This will change the billing address associated with your Vault subscription. Please note, for all other Third Man Store purchases, you will need to update your Billing Address via your account Address Book. Please see changing your shipping address above.
Changing your payment method for subsequent Vault subscription payments is possible through your Account Dashboard. First, navigate to your Dashboard by clicking the 'Account' link in the top right of your screen. For subscribers who wish to pay by credit card, click 'My Credit Cards,' fill out the form to add a new card, and click 'Save.' For Paypal subscribers, go into 'Billing Agreements' and click 'Create' to update your Paypal billing agreement. After you've added a new payment method of your choice, click 'My Vault Subscriptions' and then the 'Edit' button for your Active subscription. In the 'Shipping Method & Payment' section, select your new payment method from the dropdown menu and click 'Save.' You're all set!
I RECEIVED AN EMAIL STATING THAT MY VAULT SUBSCRIPTION HAS BEEN SUSPENDED OR CANCELED. WHAT DO I DO?
Suspensions or unintended cancelations of Vault subscriptions are most likely due to an address verification, expiration date error with your card or an issue collecting payment on Paypal's end.
If your account has been suspended, you purchased with a credit card and you wish to maintain your current renewal date, please go to My Account->My Subscriptions and choose to edit your suspended subscription. Click the reactivate link. At that point you will be taken through the checkout process again and have the chance to update your credit card billing information.
If your subscription was purchased using Paypal, your account has been suspended or canceled, and you wish to maintain your current renewal date, please contact us at email@example.com. DO NOT PURCHASE A NEW SUBSCRIPTION BEFORE CONTACTING US.
Regardless of payment method, you will have 3 business days to work with us to reconcile your account before your account will expire, at which point you will need to start from square 1 and resubscribe.
Third Man Records does not offer refunds for Vault subscriptions.
You can change your username and your user photo under “My Account” located at the top right of the Vault homepage. You will be redirected to Gravitar.com to upload a new user photo. Please note that you can only change your username 1 time - from your full name (which will appear automatically once you create your account) to a unique, previously unused screen name. This screen name will also function as your "Vault ID." If you find yourself needing to change your username a second time, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Vault members can follow the Vault's Twitter account (http://twitter.com/TMRVault) for these alerts. If you are already logged in to the Vault, a notification will display on your screen to alert you as well.
The Vault Novelties shop is a password-protected, Platinum-Vault-members-only, arm of our online store where we will post exclusive products and releases for sale. The items in the Vault Novelties shop are limited and first-come-first-served. Once an item is out of stock, it is unlikely to ever become available again. The same policies for the Third Man Records online store apply to the Vault Novelties shop.
We want our fans to purchase our records for the same reasons we create our records: because we love vinyl, we love music, and we love art. We do monitor eBay, and if we happen across a Vault member who is selling records meant to be exclusive to Vault members, we are at liberty to permanently terminate that Vault member's subscription.
We hope that the common interest Vault members share with one another translates into positive interactions and a good time had by all. If you are experiencing harassment by another Vault member, please contact email@example.com. Screenshots of interactions in question and a fair and detailed description of the incident/s will make it easier for us to address the issue.
Changing your email address for your Vault subscription must be handled by contacting Vault customer support directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to logout and log back into the Vault in order for your new settings to take effect once you’ve purchased your subscription. If you are still unable to access Vault content, please contact email@example.com to troubleshoot.
You heard correct! When you're logged into your active account at thirdmanstore.com, you can use the code VAULT10 at checkout for 10% off your purchase. Everyday. Certain exclusions do apply for specialty items, but for the most part, records and merchandise are now available to you for LESS without having to wait for a special sale to come around. And, of course, don't forget that you always have the opportunity to buy exclusive items in the Vault Novelties Store.
The vinyl colors and covers used to announce a Vault package are visual approximations of what is to eventually be manufactured. We do not begin manufacturing of a Vault package until we have a full member count for that subscription period. All package items are subject to change without notification to members, including vinyl coloring and cover art.