The Raconteurs ‎– Help Us Stranger - 2019 Indie Alt Rock - Black Vinyl 180 Grm LP

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The Raconteurs ‎– Help Us Stranger

Third Man Records ‎– TMR 600
Vinyl, LP, Album

Comes with black inner sleeve and two sided full colour lyric sheet. Tracks listed sequentially on labels and sleeve.
USA & Europe
21 Jun 2019
Alternative Rock, Indie Rock


A1 Bored and Razed 3:35
A2 Help Me Stranger 3:36
A3 Only Child 3:41
A4 Don't Bother Me 2:53
A5 Shine the Light On Me 3:27
A6 Somedays (I Don't Feel Like Trying) 4:06


B7 Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness) 2:25
B8 Sunday Driver 3:38
B9 Now That You're Gone 4:00
B10 Live a Lie 2:20
B11 What's Yours is Mine 2:49
B12 Thoughts and Prayers 4:42




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Recorded At – Third Man Studio
Mixed At – Sputnik Sound
Manufactured By – Third Man Pressing
Mastered At – Third Man Mastering
Published By – Third String Tunes
Published By – Peer International Corp.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Third Man Records, LLC
Copyright (c) – Third Man Records, LLC
Pressed By – Third Man Pressing





Backing Vocals, Organ – Joshua V. Smith
Bass, Guitar, Synth, Backing Vocals – Jack Lawrence
Cover, Concept By – Rob Jones, Tristan McNatt
Design – Patrick Keeler, Rob Jones
Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Patrick Keeler
Engineer – Joshua V. Smith
Engineer [Assistant] – Dusty Fairchild
Lacquer Cut By – WTS
Management – Ian Montone
Mandolin – Scarlett Rische
Mastered By – William Skibbe
Mixed By – The Raconteurs, Vance Powell
Mixed By [Assistant] – Michael Fahey
Photography By – Patrick Keeler
Piano, Synth, Organ, Guitar – Dean Fertita
Producer – The Raconteurs
Viola – Lillie Mae Rische
Vocals, Guitar, Percussion, Harmonica – Brendan Benson
Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Synth – Jack White 
Written-By – Brendan Benson, Jack White 

(C+S) "White sounds like he’s genuinely having a good time on Help Us Stranger. Evidence of these reinvigorated humors pervades opener “Bored and Razed”, a no-frills rock stomper that finds White whirling his way through the verses and Benson adding a calming sweetness to the choruses.

Many of the best songs here feel like they could’ve been written at any point in the last 40 years (or, in the case of Donovan cover “Hey Gyp [Dig the Slowness]”, the last 60); “Sunday Driver” revs with cowbell-driven excess that conjures the spirits of the Georgia Satellites while “Shine the Light on Me” moves from piano ballad to prog opera with all the deftness of Queen or ELO. Perhaps the sweetest of these throwbacks is “Now That You’re Gone”, a Benson-led track that takes the blueprint for The Cars’ “Drive” and reimagines it as the kind of swaying bar rock track that made Huey Lewis an unlikely superstar. Benson’s always been the Orr to White’s Ocasek, and that’s never more apparent than here.

.., closer “Thoughts and Prayers” is an affecting meditation on aging that touches on the weariness of our current cultural moment without ever descending into screed territory. It’s more unguarded and personal than White’s sounded in a long time, and it’s all the better for it.

The Bad: Benson may be The Raconteurs’ secret weapon, but even secret weapons have off days. Aside from “Now That You’re Gone” (and the punchy power pop of “Live a Lie”), Benson’s other contributions underwhelm;"


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