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Published on January 12th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Weird record alert: a 3-inch record from The Raconteurs

The advantage of owning your own record label and having access to a vinyl pressing plant is that you can do all kinds of weird things just because you feel like it.

With Record Store Day 2019 looming in about four months, labels–including Jack White’s Third Man–are busy putting together interesting and odd releases decided to get the punters into the stores.

In the case of Third Man, there are plans for a 3-inch Raconteurs album. Yes, I said “3-inch.”

#alittlesumthinsumthin coming to record stores on April 13 for #RSD19. The #RSD3 and a whole batch of 3” records.

Posted by Record Store Day on Wednesday, January 9, 2019

And yes, you’ll need a special turntable to play the thing. Third Man will happily sell you one of those, too. These are made by Crosley. And no, we’re not sure what the rotational speed of the record will be.

This isn’t the first time that Third Man has gone down to three inches. There’s are White Stripes releases that now sells for big dollars on eBay.

Read more at Consequence of Sound.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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