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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"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): 8 88430 63981 2
  • Matrix / Runout (B side etched): TMR • 271 - B KITCHEN SINK XI
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: B side etched): TMR • 271 - B KITCHEN SINK

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MR 5682-2 Jack White (2) Lazaretto(CD, Album) Moon Records (2) MR 5682-2 Ukraine 2014 Sell This Version
88843063982 Jack White (2) Lazaretto(CD, Album, Dig) Columbia, Sony Music 88843063982 Brazil 2014 Sell This Version
TMR-271 Jack White (2) Lazaretto(LP, Album, Etch, Ltd, Blu) Third Man Records TMR-271 US 2014 Sell This Version
88843 06398 2 Jack White (2) Lazaretto(CD, Album, Dig) Third Man Records, Columbia 88843 06398 2 Colombia 2014 Sell This Version
TMR-271 Jack White (2) Lazaretto(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Third Man Records TMR-271 US 2014


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October 20, 2017
edited 28 days ago
I have this on black vinyl as the standard pressing of the "Ultra LP" but I can't find the runout etchings for the life of me with a loupe or magnifying glass. Either there's more than one version or? Help!


June 8, 2017
I have a copy of Lazaretto that I bought directly from Third Man Records in Nashville. When I got home to play it, I didn't realize that the way the album is pressed. Side A is completely off centered with the grooves. I don't know if my copy is supposed to look like that or not. When I played it a few times, I didn't hear the music sound off. I'm thinking my copy is a considered a Mispress.


June 5, 2017
I received my copy from a large european mail order retailer in the very year it was released. Back cover says, manufactured at United Pressing. My copy seems to have the mentioned B side runout groove hand etching TMR • 271 - B KITCHEN SINK XI, but it's very hard to decipher.
Sound quality seems to be OK, I noticed nothing wrong.
However, during B1, Just one drink (with the two intros), the acoustic intro plays just OK.
However, there is a small or short skip in the continuity of the sound and music when the electric intro goes into the common body of the song. Not much, but still noticable, like a skip of one record groove. So the rythm of the song stumbles at the transition of the electric intro into the body of the song.
However, once two years later or so, I had the chance to listen to a differrent copy of that record. On this pressing, the transition from the electric intro into the body of the song is very very noticable, there is almost one bar of discontinuity (one bar is repeated), when the electric intor joins into the body of the song.
Whereas on my copy of the record, the discontinuity is just about a sixteenth note, or so.

So, there must have been at least two masters (laquers) cut from which stampers have been made, at least of side B of the record.

Is there a copy around, where both intros, the acoustic and the electric intro join into the body of the song without a glitch in contiuity of the music?


May 30, 2017
Ok...I got to ask. Has anybody else noticed that there are 2 different stampers? or versions? of the Ultra LP on black vinyl? Both with all the nifty tricks that make this album so neat.

On SIDE B of the copy I own (Matte finish) the grooves are very noticeably off center, including the hidden track under the label. Also on my copy, the grooves on SIDE B play ALL THE WAY to the record label (I thought it might hit the label!) There is no run-out area or even anything that looks like a run-out area. It has (playable) grooves from edge to label. It has the repeating locked groove with the crows nearly touching the record label.

My roommate also got a copy of the Ultra LP. On SIDE B of his copy (also Matte finish) the grooves are nearly centered. Also on SIDE B of his copy, there is what appears to be a run-out area (without grooves?) It hits the repeating locked groove with the crows before this run-out area...approx 1/2 inch from the record label.


May 9, 2017

Lots of cracking noises on both sides, will try cleaning and report back!


May 2, 2017

Not impressed one bit with the sound quality. Is it supposed to sound so reserved and fuzzy? And while I think it's pretty nifty that it's got so many gimmicky features, it simply makes the vinyl and PITA to play, particularly side A. I refuse to try the hidden tracks on the label. No reason to risk destroying my stylus.


March 16, 2017
I've had three copies of this from three different UK sellers in the last couple of weeks and had to return them all as track one sticks in a groove half way through. I've given up now as I'm assuming the current pressing available in the UK is faulty. Before anyone asks, I know it plays backwards!


March 14, 2017
After cleaning my copy with a Project VC-S and trying it on my new system today, I have to say that my copy is absolutely flawless. Not a single noise apart from what was intended on the recording. Silence between tracks etc. So nice to hear analogue to analogue with no digital intervention. The extra features make for interest but the actual music is also very good. Very clean and deep sounding album. I loved it.


March 2, 2017
If Jack purposely included scratches, pops, and skips, then he's a genius. If not, then I would start pressing elsewhere. My copy was dirty. Little pieces of vinyl were clinging to the record. Had to clean it twice. Ironically, this was the first album I played on a newly installed new cartridge. Of course I thought the cart was bad, until I read these reviews. I love the music. I love the minimalist vibe. I love the eclectic attraction. I HATE the sound, but I get it. Awesome album. If you don't like all the bells and whistles, and skips, just listen to the MP3s. Definitely one for the collection!!


December 17, 2016
For the love of god, Jack White, stop using United Record Pressing...