Jack White to release double acoustic album
Jack White is to release a double acoustic album - including a new White Stripes song.
The 41-year-old star has announced he will drop a 26-track collection, entitled 'Jack White: Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016', on September 9, which will feature previously unreleased recordings as well as some of his classic material.
Songs from his days in The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and tunes from his solo albums will feature on the double disc release.
White Stripes fans are particularly excited to hear 'City Lights' on his upcoming record.
The song is thought to have been originally left off the group's 2005 album 'Get Behind Me Satan', so is effectively the first tune released by the band since 2008.
It's been a busy year for Jack already and last month, along with Third Man Records, he played the first ever record in space after launching a "space-proof" turntable attached to a balloon just outside Marsing, Idaho.
The song on the turntable was Carl Sagan's 'A Glorious Dawn' - which features clips from 'Stephen Hawking's Universe' documentary - which the label released as a 7" single on the 9 November 2009 to celebrate what would have been the American astronomer's 75th birthday.
The record reached 94,000 feet and floated up for 80 minutes before the balloon popped.
Third Man Records announced the stunt on their website last month.
A statement read: "On July 30th, in celebration of our 7th anniversary, Third Man Records will reveal our attempt to play the first phonographic record in space - a gold-plated 12" master of Carl Sagan's 'A Glorious Dawn' (a moving arrangement of Sagan's sagacious words culled from his magnificent Cosmos series, previously pressed and distributed as a 7" in their first year of operation, 2009). This record marks our 3 MILLIONTH RECORD PRESSED!
The team will use "The Icarus Craft" - a space-proof turntable - to achieve their goal.
The statement continued: "The vessel tasked with the mission -The ICARUS CRAFT - is a custom-built "space-proof" turntable attached to a high-altitude balloon designed by Kevin Carrico, who has NASA in his blood, and is responsible for assisting in the restoration of many of Third Man's machines (Third Man Recording Booth) to working order. Kevin and the Third Man team are aided in their endeavour by SATINS (Students and Teachers in Near Space). (sic)"