Ben Blackwell, who is described as the “official archivist” of Third Man Records, has revealed a list of the 10 rarest, hard-to-find Jack White vinyl records.
The list includes solo efforts like White’s “Freedom At 21” flexi-discs, which were launched in a helium balloon and later landed in an Alabama pasture, and the White Stripes‘ single “The Denial Twist,” of which the only way to obtain one is for “Jack White to personally hand one to you.”
Also included is the infamous 7-inch White hid in furniture that he upholstered back in the early 2000s. To date, only two of the 100 vinyl copies have been discovered. The rarest item may be an “Icky Thump” picture disc with a picture of White Stripes drummer Meg White on one side. According to Blackwell, it’s rumored that Meg has “hundreds of these” in her basement.
The full list is:
- The Dead Weather – “Lose The Right Instrumental” (Number of copies not stated)
- Jack White – “Freedom At 21” (1,000 copies released via helium balloon)
- Jack White – “Over And Over And Over” (200 copies)
- The Dead Weather – “Hang From the Heavens” (150 copies)
- The Upholsterers – “Makers Of High Grade Suites” (133 copies)
- The Upholsterers – “Your Furniture Was Always Dead… I Was Just Afraid To Tell You” (100 copies)
- The White Stripes – “Rag And Bone” (38 copies)
- The White Stripes – “Lafayette Blues / Sugar Never Tasted So Good” (15 copies)
- The White Stripes – “The Denial Twist” (never made commercially available, Jack White has all the copies)
- The White Stripes – “Icky Thump” (never made commercially available, Meg White has all the copies)
Jack White released his third full-length solo album, Boarding House Reach, last Friday (March 23rd).