Jack White’s Third Man Records release record player for children

It comes with a storybook and compilation LP featuring Nina Simone, Donovan and Kermit The Frog

Jack White‘s Third Man Records are set to release a record player designed specifically for children.

The project is titled ‘This Record Belongs To ______’ and sees the record player issued along with a compilation LP and storybook. It will be available on November 6.

In a press release, the record player is described as a “portable light-weight children’s turntable with built in speakers and a USB port for converting vinyl records to digital”.

The compilation LP features tracks by Nina Simone, Donovan, Carole King, Van Dyke Parks, Woody Guthrie, Kermit The Frog and more.

The storybook, meanwhile, “tells the tale of five forest pals who find a mysterious object – a round, flat disc that they proceed to investigate. The animal friends finally solve the mystery and learn how to play a record and let their bodies move to the groove (within the grooves)”.

The full tracklisting of the compilation album is as follows:

Shel Silverstein – ‘Invitation’
Van Dyke Parks – ‘Occapella’
Carole King – ‘One Was Johnny’
Harry Nilsson – ‘The Town’
Harry Nilsson – ‘Me And My Arrow’
The Pointer Sisters – ‘Pinball Number Count’
Woody Guthrie – ‘Dance Around’
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – ‘Jenny Jenkins’
Roger Miller – ‘Oo-De-Lally’
Bobby Bare – ‘Daddy What If’
Ella Jenkins – ‘Pretty Trees Around The World’
Nina Simone – ‘You Can Sing A Rainbow’
Vashti Bunyan – ‘Diamond Day’
Donovan – ‘The Mandolin Man And His Secret’
Miss Abrams & The Strawberry Point 4th Grade Class – ‘Running In The Garden’
Kermit The Frog – ‘Rainbow Connection’

Third Man Records recently issued Jay-Z‘s 2013 album ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ on vinyl, along with a postcard-shaped flexi-disc containing a bonus track.

The album comes on two 180 gram vinyl, with the postcard flexi-disc hidden within the package’s back covering. In a press release, Third Man Records state that the bonus disc is “only accessible to those willing to take a knife to the iconic packaging”.

They add: “Once freed of its casing, this flexi disc plays a super secret hidden track. You’ll just have to hear it for yourself, because we sure don’t plan to ruin the mystery of it”.
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