Jack White has just released his debut solo album, Blunderbuss, but what of his group The Raconteurs?
He dusted off the band to play a few dates late last year, but there’s been no hint of them releasing a new record any time soon. They are, however, about to release a concert DVD, Live At Montreux 2008, with songs from both of their albums, 2006’s Broken Boy Soldiers and 2008’s Consolers Of The Lonely. The live DVD also includes a cover of Depression-era bluesman Charley Jordan’s “Keep It Clean.”
Also of note, Jack White’s Third Man Records label is releasing a special limited edition 7″ single to their subscription club, featuring two songs that were recorded for, but not included on, Consolers Of The Lonely: “Open Your Eyes” and “You Make A Fool Out Of Me.” Both songs would later appear on guitarist/singer Brendan Benson’s solo albums: he re-recorded “You Make A Fool Out Of Me” for his 2009 album My Old Familiar Friend, and “Open Your Eyes” was re-worked and re-recorded with a new title, “Here In The Deadlights,” and is on What Kind Of World, which was released this week.
Benson and White are both touring for their respective solo albums.
–Brian Ives, CBS Local