Jack White (2) ‎– Lazaretto

Third Man Records ‎– TMR-271
Vinyl, LP, Album, Etched, Ultra LP

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A1 Three Women
Bass – Dominic DavisDrums – Daru JonesMandolin, Harmonica, Backing Vocals – Cory YountsOrgan [B3], Keyboards – Ikey Owens*Pedal Steel Guitar – Fats KaplinVocals, Piano – Jack White (2)Written By – Jack White/Blind Willie McTell
A2 Lazaretto
Bass – Dominic DavisDrums – Daru JonesFiddle – Fats KaplinSynth [Korg] – Cory YountsSynth [Moog] – Ikey Owens*Vocals, Electric Guitar – Jack White (2)
A3 Temporary Ground
Bass – Catherine PopperDrums – Carla AzarFiddle, Backing Vocals – Lillie Mae RischePedal Steel Guitar – Maggie Björklund*Piano – Brooke WaggonerVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Jack White (2)
A4 Would You Fight For My Love?
Backing Vocals – Ruby AmanfuDrum [African] – Olivia JeanDrums – Daru JonesDrums, Timpani – Carla AzarElectric Bass – Dominic DavisElectric Guitar – Dean FertitaElectric Upright Bass – Bryne Davies*Fiddle – Fats KaplinOrgan [B3], Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Ikey Owens*Piano – Cory YountsPiano, Organ [B3], Synth [Moog] – Brooke WaggonerVocals, Electric Guitar – Jack White (2)
A5 High Ball Stepper
Backing Vocals, Tambourine – Ruby AmanfuBass – Catherine PopperDrums – Carla AzarElectric Guitar – Jack White (2)Fiddle – Lillie Mae RischePedal Steel Guitar – Maggie Björklund*Piano – Brooke Waggoner
A6 Untitled
A7 Untitled
Written-By [Uncredited] – Curtis Mayfield
BA1 Just One Drink
Acoustic Guitar – Maggie Björklund*Backing Vocals – Joshua V. Smith, Ruby AmanfuBass – Catherine PopperDrums – Carla AzarFiddle – Lillie Mae RischePiano – Brooke WaggonerRecorded By [Assistant] – Joshua V. SmithVocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar [Intro] – Jack White (2)
BB1 Just One Drink
Acoustic Guitar – Maggie Björklund*Backing Vocals – Joshua V. Smith, Ruby AmanfuBass – Catherine PopperDrums – Carla AzarFiddle – Lillie Mae RischePiano – Brooke WaggonerRecorded By [Assistant] – Joshua V. SmithVocals, Electric Guitar – Jack White (2)
B2 Alone In My Home
Backing Vocals – Lillie Mae RischeBacking Vocals, Shaker – Cory YountsDrums – Ben BlackwellElectric Bass, Electric Bass [VI] – Dominic DavisHarp – Timbre CierpkeMandolin – Fats KaplinPiano – Ikey Owens*Recorded By [Assistant] – Mindy WattsVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Maracas, Shaker – Jack White (2)
B3 That Black Bat Licorice
Backing Vocals – Olivia Jean, Ruby AmanfuClavinet, Organ [Hammond] – Brooke WaggonerDrums – Patrick KeelerElectric Upright Bass – Bryne Davies*Fiddle, Mandolin – Fats KaplinHarp – Timbre CierpkeVocals, Electric Guitar, Percussion – Jack White (2)
B4 Entitlement
Drums – Ben BlackwellElectric Upright Bass – Dominic DavisHarp – Timbre CierpkeMandolin, Backing Vocals – Cory YountsPedal Steel Guitar – Fats KaplinPiano – Ikey Owens*Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Jack White (2)
B5 I Think I Found The Culprit
Backing Vocals, Shaker – Ruby AmanfuBass – Catherine PopperDrums – Carla AzarFiddle, Mandolin – Lillie Mae RischeHarp – Timbre CierpkePedal Steel Guitar – Maggie Björklund*Piano – Brooke WaggonerVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Jack White (2)
B6 Want And Able
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano – Jack White (2)
B7 Untitled
B8 Untitled 0:44

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The record was pressed in the U.S. and distributed worldwide. So some copies might have different hype stickers on shrink wrap (from the country of distribution).

"Ultra LP" release featuring several special features:
· Tracks A6 and B7 are locked grooves featuring elements from their respective previous tracks. "High Ball Stepper" doesn't end with a faded-out distortion as in the digital versions, it is locked instead.
· Tracks A7 and B8 are hidden tracks pressed on their sides' labels, and play at 78 RPM and 45 RPM respectively, thus making the LP a three speed record.
· Side A's groove is inverted and plays from the inside out.
· "Just One Drink" consists of two different intros, each in its own groove, with both connecting at the body of the song. BA1 is acoustic, BB1 is electric.
· Side B has a matte finish, giving the appearance of an un-played 78 RPM record.
· Vinyl is pressed in 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.
· Tracks B3 and B4 are swapped in comparison to the digital editions, and B2 features a slightly longer intro.
· The vinyl was mastered entirely from analog sources with no additional compression used.

Tracks A1 to A5 and BA1/BB1 to B6 are listed continuously from 1 to 11 and play at 33 ⅓ RPM.
Track A7 is an uncredited reworking of 'Pusherman', originally by Curtis Mayfield.
Durations unlisted, approximates obtained by digitizing the vinyl audio.

Jacket features Soft Touch aqueous coating. Record comes in die-cut black paper poly sleeve. Also included are an insert with lyrics and credits, and a digital download card for the album in MP3 format, which also shows info about the hologram.

Some copies have the same label on both sides of record.


Published by Third String Tunes (BMI)

Recorded at Third Man Studio in Nashville, TN 2012-2014

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, ME

Additional Photography: Lewis Hine, Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration (photo no. 102-LH-1919)

Jack White is exclusively managed by Ian Montone at Monotone, Inc.

Lazaretto is dedicated to: Florence Green, Voltairine de Cleyre, and Amazing Grace Hopper

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker on shrink wrap): 8 88430 63981 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: Runout side B, etched): TMR • 271 - B KITCHEN SINK XI
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: Runout side B, etched): TMR • 271 - B KITCHEN SINK
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3: Runout side B, etched): TMR • 271 - B ΘT KITCHEN SINK XI
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4: Runout side B, etched): TMR • 271 - B KITCHEN SINK VI
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 24) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TMR-271 Jack White (2) Lazaretto(LP, Album, Etch, M/Print, Ult) Third Man Records TMR-271 US 2014 Sell This Version
MR 5682-2 Jack White (2) Lazaretto(CD, Album) Moon Records (2) MR 5682-2 Ukraine 2014 Sell This Version
88843 06398 2 Jack White (2) Lazaretto(CD, Album) Third Man Records, Columbia 88843 06398 2 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
none Jack White (2) Lazaretto(11xFile, AAC, Album) Third Man Records none 2014
TMR-271 Jack White (2) Lazaretto(LP, Album, Etch, Ult) Third Man Records TMR-271 US Unknown Sell This Version


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October 6, 2020
Well...sad to say, all these reviews are correct. I wish I could find something about this record to like. It's lame, lame, lame...the sound quality is awful. Sorry Jack, I thought your standards were much higher than this.


September 27, 2020
Sadly, this is not a good sounding record at all. The LP has a narrow stereo spectrum, hollowed out bass and midrange, shrill treble, and overall sounds lifeless. Jack White said in a YouTube video that Bob Ludwig mastered this all-analog from the master tapes without compression or limiting. However, I cannot possibly believe RL cut the lacquer because this is just so awful. I've got bootleg LPs that sound better than this.

The CD is leagues better - it's crystal clear, got great presence, and is well balanced. (And the 96/24-bit download is even better than the CD!) Even the Apple Music version sounds better than the record, bitrate compression and all! Switching back and forth between the LP and the CD literally sounds like I've got blankets on my speakers with the LP, and took them off with the CD. I highly recommend either digital version over the LP.


September 25, 2020

I really only notice cracks and pops in quieter moments (namely Would You Fight For My Love?) but I have to say side A playing from the inside out drives me NUTS because unless you drop the needle perfectly, your stylus skips to the middle of the record and could damage it. Often times I'm just starting a few seconds into Three Women. Hoping he releases a "normal" version someday.


May 23, 2020
The innovative ideas on vinyl are quite cool but sound quality es very disappointing given the great music lazaretto offers. Like others mentioned it’s full of crackles that definitely are part of the vinyl. The pressing as a whole really doesn't sound analog quality... very shallow sounding. Real pity, jack White should really give this one another look and make it incredible. Cool collectors item though.


April 13, 2020
Haven't played this one in awhile - have to agree the pressing quality is lacking - it's noisy and still has the occasional pop even after a couple of wet cleanings. It's a later pressing, too. Love the music though.


April 8, 2020
When I was a kid in the sixties and seventies, I would’ve loved a record like this. I can imagine being in my basement, we all stoned AF, and showing this one off. Nowadays, IDK. I’m all about the sound.


March 23, 2020
Bought this back on release day and I thought the crappy sound was due my cheap turntable... 6 years later (and a with improved setup) I decided to show my 4 years old the hologram and surprise! The records is to blame. Noisy as a bag if chips even after some wet cleaning. It's very disappointing how an analogue freak as Jack White, missed what's really important on a vinyl pressing: being able to enjoy the music.


February 22, 2020
Personally I think it sounds really good! Gimmicks add to the charm, the hologram is really cool, the under label grooves are a nice touch and I can play all 3 speeds on the vinyl. Sounds great on my system and I got no complaints. Never had any problems with Third Man!


January 18, 2020

I can't disagree with all the comments surrounding the low quality of this pressing. What a waste. The music is good, but when faced with either a hot CD or an off-center, crackly LP... what's a fan to do but roll with the punches?


December 20, 2019
This record hides much more than two tracks. Besides the specific Three Man background noise an pops I got already used to, the sound quality is rather poor. Flat, no stage, more like a bootleg. Jacks voice is so rich, his performing so emotional and deep, all that happend only in the studio and didn't find it's way to the listeners of that disc. This is a pity. - I like the material and the way they perform. Absolutely not necessary to pump it up with sophisticated difficulties.