The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers - 2006 Alt Indie Rock 180 Grm LP + Insert

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The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers

Label: Third Man Records
Cat#: TMR 014
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: US
Originally Recorded and Released: 2006
Released: 2010
Reissue on 180 gram vinyl with classic old style tip on sleeves. Featuring original artwork and fold out insert.
Genre: Rock
Style: Blues Rock, Indie Rock




A1 Steady, As She Goes 3:35
A2 Hands 3:55
A3 Broken Boy Soldier 2:59
A4 Intimate Secretary 3:24
A5 Together 3:59

B1 Level 2:15
B2 Store Bought Bones 2:23
B3 Yellow Sun 3:15
B4 Call It A Day 3:29
B5 Blue Veins 3:51





Companies, etc.


Phonographic Copyright (p) – Third Man Records, LLC
Copyright (c) – Third Man Records, LLC
Manufactured By – United Record Pressing
Published By – Chrysalis Music
Published By – Third String Tunes
Recorded At – Le Grande Studios
Mixed At – Ardent Studios
Mastered At – Sony Music Studios, New York City
Pressed By – United Record Pressing





Bass – Jack Lawrence
Design Concept [Concept Director], Design, Other [Hand Model] – Patrick Keeler
Drums, Percussion – Patrick Keeler
Engineer [Mix Down - Asst.] – Adam Hill
Engineer [Mix Down] – John Hampton
Management – Ian Montone, Monotone Management
Mastered By – Vlado Meller
Mixed By – Jack White
Photography By – Autumn De Wilde
Producer – Brendan Benson, Jack White
Recorded By – Brendan Benson, Matthew Kettle
Typography [Calligraphy] – Aleksey Shirokov
Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards – Brendan Benson
Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer – Jack White
Written-By [All Songs] – Benson, White







Reissue on 180 gram vinyl with classic old style tip on sleeves. Featuring original artwork and fold out insert.

℗ & © 2006/2009 Third Man Records, LLC.
Manufactured by United Record Pressing in Nashville, TN.

All songs recorded at Le Grande Studios
Mixed at Ardent Studios, Memphis
Mastered at Sony Music Studios, NY

All songs published by Chrysalis Music (ASCAP)/Third Man Tunes (BMI)





Barcode and Other Identifiers


Barcode (Sticker on shrink wrap): 093624965466
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): TMR-014-A STEADY HAND, BROKEN SECRETARY TOGETHER ⓤ
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): TMR-014-B LEVEL BONES YELLOW DAY VEINS ⓤ
Rights Society: ASCAP
Rights Society: BMI




2008 reissue of Broken Boy Soldiers. The Raconteurs debuted in 2005 with an album that entered the U.S. chart at #7 and U.K. chart at #2. Rolling Stone said, 'Expectations were sky-high, but The Raconteurs exceed them all.' The song 'Steady, As She Goes' hit #1 ' and 'Level' #7. The album was named Album Of The Year by Mojo magazine and the disc was Grammy nominated for Best Rock Album with 'Steady, As She Goes' for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.10 tracks.

The versatility that Jack White continues to show year after year is almost mind boggling. From the early White Stripes albums to "Candy Cane Children" to Loretta Lynn's "Van Lear Rose" to the music from COLD MOUNTAIN to "Get Behind Me Satan" to The Raconteurs, you just never know what he's going to do next. You can count on two things though: it will not be a copy of what he's done before and it will be quality music.

I believe he's the best composer and best musician in rock music today (and will be tomorrow).

The Raconteurs debut album is 10 infectious tracks that have a timeless quality. Sometimes it sounds as if this album could have been made in 1973, or 1979, or 1982, or 1990, yet it sounds very contemporary too. Instead of fronting the band, Jack's style is incorporated into a group of incredibly talented performers. The last track "Blue Veins" is one of the best songs from any of White's projects.

The Raconteurs may not be as eclectic as the White Stripes but with Jack White's fingerprints all over this supergroup consisting of White, singer/songwriter Brendon Benson and two Greenhornes (Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence)comparisons are sure to abound. Benson and White have gone on the record to say that this is Detroit's answer to Nirvana's "Nevermind"; it's at least a couple of solid songs short of that lofty standard but for a debut album it certainly holds it's own.

Allready the group has had a name change forced upon them as there is a jazz band with the same name in Australia so they will be known as the Saboteur's downunder. That aside it has been smooth sailing for the foursome all whom have been doing exactly as they please in their musical ventures and yet managed to mesh together to the extent that you can sense everyone had their say in the way Broken Boy Soldiers sounds.

While all members of The Raconteurs may have been born equal, turns out that some are more equal than others. Because it's the songs that sound most like Jack that really soar: the piano/bass/cymbal heavy Blue Veins, or the astounding Broken Boy Soldiers far outshine the Benson penned jangle of Together or Call it a day.

"Steady as she goes" will garner a lot of airplay and is reminicent of sixties pop, it's also as catchy as the Bird-flu. This was the song that got the project of the ground when White and Benson got togther to write in Bensons attic.

More Information
Condition New
Format LP, Gatefold, 180 Gram
Label Third Man Records
Artist Jack White
Color Black