First up is the debut vinyl pressing of Loretta Lynn’s Van Lear Rose (TMR-063), out August 9. This multiple Grammy winning 2004 classic paired Lynn with Third Man’s own Jack White and the result was one of the most acclaimed and beloved records of the modern era (Van Lear Rose is tied with Brian Wilson’s Smile as the aggregated highest rated non-reissue record in Metacritic’s history). With all songs composed by Lynn and White at the helm of the record’s raw and heartfelt vibe, Van Lear Rose is more than worthy of its two Grammy Awards (Best Country Album and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for lead single “Portland, Oregon”).
The inaugural vinyl edition of Loretta Lynn’s Van Lear Rose is mastered directly from the original analog masters, pressed on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl and coupled with a vibrant Stoughton tip-on sleeve. There will be a limited edition blue vinyl pressing of 300, 100 copies of which will be sold at Third Man Records in Nashville on Aug. 9th from 12 noon. Details re: where the rest will be sold to follow.
On August 23, Lanie Lane will release the latest of the Jack White-produced Blue Series 45s, “Aint Hungry” b/w “My Man” (TMR-108) on 7″ vinyl and iTunes. Imbued with the spirit of Muddy Waters, and channeling the grit of Billie Holiday, Lanie (pronounced “Lannie”) Lane wraps the sounds of a golden age around a voice that is as rich and warm as it is sweet. Her delivery is distinct – earthy, with the elbow grease to get the job done, but tied up with a colorful ribbon and handed over with grace and charm.
Finally and also on August 23, White Denim will release the newest installment in the Live at Third Man album series (TMR-102). Showcasing material from the new album D, White Denim’s Live at Third Man set is an amazing collection of freaked out southern rock space explorations from Austin TX’s finest.
The new releases will be available at the Third Man store in Nashville, at thirdmanrecords.com, from iTunes and on The Third Man Rolling Record Store as it visits the Newport Folk Festival and other destinations to be announced.