The Third Man Records label head details upcoming rarities comp with photos, lyrics, videos, and stories behind songs
Travel back in Jack White time. On Wednesday, the rocker launched a new, interactive timeline feature on his website that takes fans behind the scenes of the songs featured on his upcoming acoustic compilation set, Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016, due out Sept. 9.
Each of the two-disc set’s 26 songs — from the White Stripes’ 1998 release “Sugar Never Tasted So Good” to “Want And Able” off his 2014 solo release, Lazaretto — receives a mark on the timeline. When a song is clicked, the site reveals its backstory. From the entry for 2003’s “You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket”: “While first appearing via Jack White solo performances circa 1998, it would be another five years before the song would see release on 2003’s Elephant as the first of very few Stripes songs that do not feature Meg at all.”
Entries also include info on where the official release can be found, lyric sheets, and promo posters from that time period.
Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 is out Friday via a partnership between White’s Third Man Records and Columbia Records.