Jack White Digs Up 1999 Live Cuts for Third Man Vault

New release to include early versions of White Stripes classics recorded by his band the Bricks

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January 3, 2013 4:45 PM ET

Third Man Records have dipped back into their vault and are set to release a live recording of Jack White and the Bricks recorded at a Detroit bowling alley in 1999.

Jack White and the Bricks: Live on the Garden Bowl Lanes will be pressed on bowling-pin-white vinyl, with nine tracks including two Bob Dylan covers ("Isis" and "I Threw It All Away") and several songs that would later be reinterpreted by the White Stripes, including "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" and "The Union Forever." The set closes with a cover of ? and the Mysterians' "Ain't It a Shame," which White dedicated to "a girl who has to get surgery soon" – i.e. Meg White, who was about to undergo a tonsillectomy.

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The recording marks the first show Jack White and the Bricks played, with the band featuring future Raconteur Brendan Benson on guitar, Kevin Peyok (the Waxwings, the See-See) on bass and Ben Blackwell (the Dirtbombs) on drums. The setting was a home of the once-thriving Detroit garage rock scene; the band set up and performed on lanes 11 through 14, while a four-track reel-to-reel was placed in lane 10.

Along with Live on the Garden Bowl Lanes, this upcoming Third Man Vault package will also include a seven-inch single with an early demo of the Raconteurs' "Steady, As She Goes" recorded by White and Benson on the A-side, and the B-side featuring the two playing "The Same Boy You've Always Known" from 1999, two years before it appeared on the White Stripes' White Blood Cells.

If you're not already a Third Man Vault member, you can sign up by January 31st in order to receive this upcoming release.

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