Freedom at 21
Blunderbuss is the debut solo album by Jack White, released on April 23, 2012 through White’s own label Third Man Records in association with XL Recordings and Columbia Records. The album was released in MP3, compact disc, and vinyl editions. The album was written, recorded, and produced entirely by White in 2011. The first single from the album, “Love Interruption”, was released on January 30, 2012 through White’s website and Third Man Records website. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 138,000 copies. The album received Grammy Award nominations for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards, while the single “Freedom at 21” was nominated for Best Rock Song.
Blunderbuss has its roots in White’s recordings with several artists, including Tom Jones. White was in contact with Wu-Tang Clan member RZA and, when RZA couldn’t attend the session, White felt bad since there was a band that travelled to Nashville for apparently no reason. White decided to record several tracks that he wrote in the last 6 months of 2011, with the band. The tracks would later develop into songs that appear on the album. This album also marked the first time that Jack wrote all the songs in one session, rather than writing the material separately. The album was produced by Grammy winning sound engineer Vance Powell, who has also worked with such names as The Whigs, Kings of Leon, and Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes. Jack White has stated Blunderbuss is a record he could not release until now. Read More
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