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Jack White Announces Tricked-Out ‘Ultra LP’ Version of ‘Lazaretto’

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(Mary Ellen Matthews for Columbia Records)

(Mary Ellen Matthews for Columbia Records)

By Kevin Rutherford

Because, really, would we expect anything different?

For the release of his upcoming LP Lazaretto, Jack White is tricking out the so-called “Ultra LP” version of the album with a smorgasbord of different features, quirks, bells and whistles — and then some.

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In a post on his website, White detailed the list of intriguing facets the “ultra” version of Lazaretto possesses.

A similar video, posted below, also shows off its many features in a nine-minute clip.

Among the choice perks: two vinyl-only hidden songs that are concealed beneath the center labels of the vinyl, technology that allows an electric or acoustic intro to the song “Just One Drink” depending on where the needle is dropped, certain mixes different from the CD/digital versions, a first-of-its-kind hologram and more.

Lazaretto is scheduled for a June 10 release in the United States. Despite its tricked-out stature, the “Ultra LP” version is still available for preorder at only $20.

See below for a full list of perks.

- 180 gram vinyl
- 2 vinyl-only hidden tracks hidden beneath the center labels
- 1 hidden track plays at 78 RPM, one plays at 45 RPM, making this a 3-speed record
- Side A plays from the outside in
- Dual-groove technology: plays an electric or acoustic intro for “Just One Drink” depending on where needle is dropped. The grooves meet for the body of the song.
- Matte finish on Side B, giving the appearance of an un-played 78 RPM record
- Both sides end with locked grooves
- Vinyl pressed in seldom-used flat-edged format
- Dead wax area on Side A contains a hand-etched hologram by Tristan Duke of Infinity Light Science, the first of its kind on a vinyl record
- Absolutely zero compression used during recording, mixing and mastering
- Different running order from the CD/digital version
- LP utilizes some mixes different from those used on CD and digital version

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