Including 1,000 copies of a record released via helium balloon
Third Man Records’ Ben Blackwell has revealed a list of the 10 rarest Jack White records.
They include White’s ‘Freedom At 21′ flexi-discs, released via a helium balloon in 2012 and The White Stripes’ ‘The Denial Twist’. The only way of fans getting their hands on the latter is for “Jack White to personally hand one to you”.
The most rare, however, may be an ‘Icky Thump’ picture disc with Meg’s picture on one side. “As Meg appears to give these out infrequently, this is seemingly a harder to find record than most others on the list,” Blackwell says. “Rumours abound that there are hundreds of these in Meg’s basement, but that could be difficult to prove.”
See the full list below and read the full feature here.
The Dead Weather – ‘Lose The Right Instrumental’ (Number of copies not stated)
Jack White – ‘Freedom At 21’ (1,000 copies released via helium balloon)
Jack White – ‘Over And Over And Over’ (200 copies)
The Dead Weather – ‘Hang From the Heavens’ (150 copies)
The Upholsters – ‘Makers of High Grade Suites’ (133 copies)
The Upholsterers – ‘Your Furniture Was Always Dead… I Was Just Afraid To Tell You’ (100 copies)
The White Stripes – ‘Rag And Bone’ (38 copies)
The White Stripes – ‘Lafayette Blues / Sugar Never Tasted So Good’ (15 copies)
The White Stripes – ‘The Denial Twist’ (Never made commercially available, Jack White has all the copies)
The White Stripes – ‘Icky Thump’ (Never made commercially available, Meg White has all the copies)
White has also appeared in a video feature with Blackwell for Discogs, in which Blackwell shows White sentimental items from his past. Watch beneath.
Jack White released his latest solo album ‘Boarding House Reach’ last week (March 23).
Of ‘Boarding House Reach’, NME‘s Leonie Cooper recently wrote: “Jack White has finally lost the plot – and he sounds totally brilliant. On his third solo album he’s at last shaken off the bluesy shackles of the White Stripes and has created something wild, mysterious and unlike anything else around.”
White has made headlines recently by saying he doesn’t understand what DJ Khaled does, responding to the Jeremy Corbyn chant and doubting whether the White Stripes will ever reunite.