Over the past five years, Jack White & Third Man Records have brought to life many ideas that were new to the century-old vinyl format. Continuing that grand tradition, the Lazaretto ULTRA LP contains many incredible bold innovations:
-180 gram vinyl.
-2 vinyl-only hidden tracks hidden beneath the center labels.
-1 hidden track plays at 78 RPM and 1 plays at 45 RPM, making this a 3-speed record.
-Side A plays from the inside to the outside of the disc.
-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.
-Utilizes some mixes different from those used on CD/digital versions.
-LP includes MP3 download insert.