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The Third Man Record Booth is the machine responsible for the gorgeous recording you hear in the heart-wrenching new Apple ad. If you haven't checked out some of the many recordings fans have made in the booth over the past year and a half, head to the Record Booth page and have a listen...
Also, Apple has made a companion "The Story Behind the Song" video explaining the ad and interviewing some familiar faces about the Record Booth. Watch it below!
Greetings, all you music-makers and dreamers of dreams. We've got a small recap just for you, JUST in case you missed any of the tantalizing details surrounding a certain Wonder Cabinet these past couple weeks. Foremost, we are thrilled to announce that Third Man Records and Jack White, along with Revenant Records, have also been nominated for our efforts in releasing The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27) in the categories of "Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package" and “Best Album Notes” (written by Scott Blackwood).
Secondly, a quick glimpse offered by Nate Chinen at the New York Times calling The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Vol. 2, a work of "gleaming Art Devo valise, teeming with a democratic profusion of American blues, rustic folk, and hot jazz." Then, as you know, CBS This Morning sat down for quick word regarding our hopes for the survival of American blues. Up next, Barry Mazor writing for the Wall Street Journal said that, "A hands-on, eyes-on, ears-on examination of the new set underscores that behind the singularly grand presentation lurks an immense appreciation…of the musical performances and visual presentation style of the original Paramount producers."
Beyond that, the kind folks at Spin, Stereogum, Billboard, and the Boston Globe showed us a little bit of love too, plus Pitchfork just named the box set the "Best New Reissue," saying "...this music still moves." So, what's the hubbub all about? Spanning the years 1928-1932, and following the label on its furious run for the ages, Paramount Records effectively birthed an entire genre of Mississippi Delta blues and issuing some of the most coveted records in the history of wax. Of course, we present it to you, all this, in an even sexier package than the 1st! The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Vol. 2, features a polished aluminum and stainless steel "Machine Age" cabinet containing another 800 tracks, two books, ads, USB drive with app and 6 180 gram LP's pressed on alabaster vinyl with hand etched numerals and holographic images. It is a sight to behold and an object that can make its owner an expert and a connoisseur of American music. From the weird to the winsome, this is a definitive look at the history of America music that went on to impact cultures beyond our boarders, which came back to us all tenfold. Watch our new unboxing video below, and purchase The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 here.
Co-presented by The Belcourt Theatre & Third Man Records
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18th
DJ's at 6pm / Screening at 8pm
Tickets available HERE.
Produced in 1964, THE T.A.M.I. SHOW (an acronym for Teenage Awards Music International) is a legendary concert film showcasing some of the biggest acts of the period, including Chuck Berry, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Lesley Gore, Smokey Robinson, and a “Battle of the Bands” between James Brown with his Famous Flames and The Rolling Stones. Rarely seen for decades due to rights issues, THE T.A.M.I. SHOW was shot live over two days at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on videotape, using the then-innovative Electronovision (and then transferred to film).
The Light and Sound Machine screening will be projected on 16 millimeter film and takes place in the Blue Room. Doors open at 6 p.m. with drinks available and Third Man Records’ DJs. The film starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 ($8 for Belcourt members) and can be purchased in advance at www.belcourt.org, or at the door the night of the screening at Third Man. A limited edition print will be available as well for $15.
Third Man Records and Novelties Store will observe our usual hours (Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5) save for a few exceptions this holiday season...
After January 1st and through March 1st, store hours are as follows:
Jack & Third Man Records are excited to announce the release of the “JACK WHITE: THIRD-D” Google Cardboard virtual reality video app. Watch in immersive 360 degree, stereoscopic 3D and listen to music mixed in Dolby Atmos to feel like you were “there” for Jack's performance of “Freedom At 21” and “Ball and Biscuit” at The Bleacher Theater at Fenway Park and “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Download the app now via the Google Play Store.
Users will need a recent 5” or 6” Android phone and a Google Cardboard virtual reality viewer which turns the phone into a VR headset. For those without Cardboard headsets, the app is also capable of showing 2D video on its own or you can make your own Cardboard headset out of everyday items by following the instructions here.
To celebrate the release of the new app and help usher in the dawn of a new era in video technology, Third Man Records will be giving away Google Cardboard headsets to the first 75 Android phone users that purchase the Lazaretto ULTRA LP in the Nashville store on Wednesday, December 10th. Additionally, Third Man will be showcasing the new app with three demo Cardboard headsets and Samsung S5 phones in the store starting Wednesday too.
One day from out of the blue, Innisfree Poetry Bookstore (Boulder, Colorado) contacted Third Man Books about having a party for Third Man Books' anthology Language Lessons. Of course we said “yes." We like to par-tay. The original idea was to display the anthology and play the included double album in the store. One thing led to another and the event grew into a full blown reading. Language Lessons contributors Brian Barker, Nicky Beer, Sommer Browning, Noah Eli Gordon, Andrew McFadyen Ketchum, and Wayne Miller answered the call and joined forces to make for one heck of an event. The venue filled to standing room only. November 19, 2014 hailed as a great night for the music of language. Thanks, Innisfree, all the poets, and everyone who came out!