Bluntly put new fans aren't going to be drawn to this disk and old fans will enjoy it for a short period of time before going back to their personal favorite Pearl Jam release. The band still gets off on the live show (doing it amazingly well) and these songs may grow and breath live, but as a disk Lightning Bolt just doesn't catch fire.
Third Man Records & The Dead Weather are excited to announce that Vault Package #18 will include a 7" with two BRAND NEW studio recordings from the Dead Weather titled "Open Up (That's Enough)" and "Rough Detective", These songs are not throw-aways. These songs are not demos. These songs are not outtakes. The 7" will be pressed on striking yellow jacket vinyl and coupled with a custom glue-pocket picture sleeve, a slight shift from the Vault's usual die-cut company sleeves. This 7" will ONLY be available via Vault subscription and no other 7" of these songs will be made.Pretty cool since we subscribe to that Vault thing, but it is also great that The Dead Weather are next up for Jack. We love them and can't wait to see them live again with some friends who were late converts and missed them the first two album tours. That said, RACONTEURS!!!!! We are getting a live Raconteur LP and DVD with this vault package:
Is there more to come from the Dead Weather? Yes there is. The plan is to record and release two-song sets until 2015, at which time the Dead Weather will release a full album that contains these singles plus many more album-only tracks. It's a unique long-term plan for new music. The songs will also be released digitally, but not until Vault packages have been dispatched to subscribers. The goal is that physical copies are out there first.
In addition to the 7", Vault Package #18 also includes a live double LP and DVD of the Raconteurs September 2011 performance at the Ryman Auditorium.DOPE! ... but... we would love for the boys to strap it back up and make a new album, it has been our favorite thing White has been involved in.