Jack White’s sophomore solo album, Lazaretto, has become the biggest selling vinyl LP for 20 years.
Released to critical acclaim in June, the album has gone on to sell 60,000 copies on vinyl, making it not just the biggest selling vinyl album of the year, but the biggest since Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy was released in 1994.
A breakdown of sales figures shows that vinyl copies made up around a quarter of Lazaretto’s total sales, and that 40,000 of those vinyl copies were sold in the album’s first week of release. That also makes it the fastest selling vinyl album since Nielsen started compiling vinyl sales figures in 1991.
Lazaretto was released in an Ultra LP format, side A of which plays as standard, while side B plays from inside to out. There are also two songs that play at 45rpm hidden under the label on each side.
You can watch White’s official video for Lazaretto’s title track below:
Jack White has announced details of three live dates in the UK.
White will play Leeds First Direct Arena on the 17th of November, Glasgow SSE Hydro on the 18th of November, and London O2 Arena on the 19th of November.
Confirmation of the tour dates comes after news that White’s gig at the London Eventim Apollo on the 5th of July has completely sold out. He is also due to play a set at this year’s Glastonbury festival. White will play the festival’s main stage on Saturday the 29th of June, after a set from Robert Plant, and ahead of the controversial choice of headliner, Metallica.
The US musician’s second solo album, Lazaretto, was released earlier this month and is available now from good music stockists.
Jack White will play:
29th of June: Glastonbury Festival, Somerset
5th of July: Eventim Apollo, London
17th of November: First Direct Arena, Leeds
18th of November: SSE Hydro, Glasgow
19th of November: O2 Arena, London
Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, the 9th June 2014:
War Eternal, Arch Enemy
Blood For Blood, HellYeah Lazaretto, Jack White 48:13, Kasabian Whispers, Passenger Re-Introduction Etudes, Chilly Gonzales Blue Smoke, Dolly Parton Stay Gold, First Aid Kit Great Western Valkyrie, Rival Sons Distant Satellites, Anathema Stockholm, Chrissie Hynde Quadrophenia: Live In London, The Who The Blues Came Callin’, Walter Trout Beauty & Ruin, Bob Mould Outsider, Uriah Heep Simplicity, Tesla Favorite Waitress, The Felice Brothers Imprint, Denise Pearson Hollywood Bowl 1972, Allman Brothers Band Trouble & Love, Mary Gaulthier The Thin Line, Heather Peace Out Among The Stars: Special Edition, Johnny Cash Touch & Flee, Neil Cowley Trio Zaba, Glass Animals Let The Ocean Take Me, The Amity Affliction Earth Rocker (Box Set), Clutch Disgusting, Beartooth Esoteric Warfare, Mayhem Gigantoid, Fu Manchu Saturday Night Special, Great White Hail The Apocalypse, Avatar Upside Down Mountain, Conor Oberst Blissfucker, Trap Them
Jack White is streaming his forthcoming new album online.
Lazaretto is due for release on the 9th of June via XL Recordings, but you can listen to the whole album now via iTunes Radio here.
A special vinyl ‘Ultra’ version of Lazaretto will also be available. The 180 gram release will feature two vinyl-only hidden tracks, which will be 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 will also be different from the digital and CD release and have 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,” says White.
The standard tracklisting for Lazaretto is as follows:
‘Would You Fight For My Love?’
‘High Ball Stepper’
‘Just One Drink’
‘Alone In My Home’
‘That Black Bat Licorice’
‘I Think I Found The Culprit’
‘Want And Able’
White will be playing a one-off show in the UK at London’s Eventim Apollo on the 5th of July.