In the December issue of Vanity Fair, Jack White reveals that he's ready to go back into the studio with his White Stripes cohort Meg White and "start fresh."
Jack White has been preoccupied with projects other than The White Stripes of late, playing with side projects The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs, producing his wife Karen Elson (as well as Wanda Jackson), and running Third Man Records; the last studio album from The White Stripes was 2007's Icky Thump. The band's first three albums will be re-released on vinyl and for really devout fans, the premium The White Stripes Merchandise Collection which will cost an eye-popping $499 for one of 333 limited editions. Pre-order on the collection begins December 1 via Third Man Records and it can also be purchased from the label's store in Nashville.
White told Vanity Fair that it's been an interesting three years for The White Stripes, even though they've not been back in the studio.
"We thought we'd do a lot of things that we'd never done: a full tour of Canada, a documentary, coffee-table book, live album, a boxed set," explained White to Vanity Fair. "It was one long project that took almost three years. Now that we've gotten a lot of that out of our system, Meg and I can get back in the studio and start fresh."
The White Stripes Merchandise Collection:
1 custom White Stripes portable record player
1 custom White Srtripes turntable slip mat
3 custom White Stripes vinyl adapters (45 middles)
1 custom White Stripes Nixon headphones
1 White Stripes 7” red vinyl of “Merry Christmas From The White Stripes” (Includes ‘Candy Can Children’, ‘Silent Night’, and “ A Reading From The Story Of The Magi’
1 custom White Stripes record cleaning brush
1 White Stripes LP record box
1 White Stripes 7” record box