Third Man Records is excited to announce Vault Package #38, comprised of the ten-year-anniversary reissue of The Raconteurs’ Consolers of the Lonely and a 7″ featuring two new songs, the first new music from the group in ten years. The two new songs come from recent sessions that will ultimately result in a new Raconteurs album in 2019. Pressed on incredibly unique magnificent copper foil metallic vinyl, this is the first time the double LP has EVER been made available on colored vinyl. In addition to the LP and new 7″, the Vault package will include reimagined cover art, an embroidered “R” insignia patch and a set of four 2.5″ brushed silver stickers featuring art from Consolers of the Lonely. The deadline to sign up is October 31 at 12am CST.
“Daddy, will you tell me the story about the chickens again?”
Inauspiciously, in an off-the-mic comment, begins the wonderful opus of Consolers of the Lonely, the critically-lauded, fan-adored, Grammy Award-winning sophomore LP from the beloved quartet known as the Raconteurs.
Before surprise releases were common, the Raconteurs ambushed the world with the sudden, unannounced release of Consolers of the Lonely on March 25th, 2008… a time when coordinating a worldwide physical and digital surprise release was even less easily accomplished than it is today.
Internally referred to as “The Plug-Ins” at Warner Brothers so as to prevent information leaking, the album takes its title from an inscription on the frieze of a Washington D.C. post office and finds the Raconteurs at their mightiest, exploring what it means to be a rock band in the classic sense, full-on bombastic horn arrangements and gut-wrenching murder ballads sit side-by-side and while the swagger and confidence of riffs and licks for days firmly establish this album as one of the pre-eminent releases of the aughts.
To celebrate ten years since the release of Consolers of the Lonely, Third Man Records is beyond honored to reissue this noteworthy album. Featuring a slightly re-imagined front cover highlighting new metallic accents to the iconic tintype image (after all, tin IS the traditional gift for a 10 year anniversary), this release was mastered directly from the original 1″ master tapes and lovingly pressed at Third Man Pressing in Detroit, Michigan.
The 7″ for this package is also very special, as it features the first NEW songs in ten years from recent sessions that will ultimately result in a new Raconteurs album in 2019!! That’s right, they’re not giving you track titles or even letting your hear a snippet of these two tracks. You’ll have to wait until this package hits your doorstep. The time for you all to get pretty dang excited about what is to come next year begins right… NOW!