Jack White breaks US vinyl sales record with ‘Lazaretto’

The 'Ultra' version of the LP sold 40,000 copies in its first week of sale

Jack White has broken the US first week vinyl sales record with his new album ‘Lazaretto’.

The ‘Ultra’ LP vinyl version of his second solo album has scored the biggest week of total sales since Soundscan began tracking sales data in 1991, reports Consequence of Sound. The vinyl version of the record has sold 40,000 copies since its release last week.

The 180 gram release features two vinyl-only hidden tracks, situated under the labels on the record, with one playing at 78 rpm and one at 45 rpm, making the release a three speed album. The mix of the album is also be different from the digital and CD release and has a different running order. In the dead wax of Side A is a hand-etched hologram of an angel by Tristan Duke of Infinity Light Science. “This is a really beautiful component to the Ultra LP,” previously commented White.


Jack White will play Leeds First Direct Arena on November 17, Glasgow SSE Hydro on November 18 and London O2 Arena on November 19. The shows will follow White’s sold-out gig at London’s Eventim Apollo on July 5 and his performance later this month at Glastonbury.

Jack White plays:

London Eventim Apollo (July 5)
Leeds First Direct Arena (November 17)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (18)
London O2 Arena (19)

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