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Has Jack White lost his gourd?

If you don't already have a turntable, you might want to get one, so you can experience Jack White's new album in all its glory.

It's called "Lazaretto" and it comes out June 10th, and it may be the wildest, trippiest album ever..and I'm not even talking about the music.

Let's start with the fact that a lazaretto is a very obscure obsolete word meaning a building, room, or part of a ship where you put people with serious diseases.

Okay, that's weird, but not necessarily crazy.

But listen to what you get with the Ultra release of the album on vinyl.

There are two hidden tracks, hidden beneath the album's label, one on either side of the record. One plays at 45 rpm, and the other at 78rpm. And you don't have to take the label off to hear the music.

The album also features locked grooves, and on the start of side B, the song begins with either an acoustic or electric intro, depending on where you drop the needle.

There's a visual element as well. When you look at side A from a certain angle, you will see a hologram of a spinning angel.

All of that sounds crazy cool to me. And I'm betting the music will sound pretty amazing as well.

Find out more about it in Jack White's teaser video.

 


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