Raconteurs, The - Consolers Of The Lonely [2LP] (180 Gram black vinyl, gatefold, official TMR release)

Third Man is ecstatic to induct into the standard catalog Consolers of the Lonely, the critically-lauded, fan-adored, Grammy Award-winning sophomore LP from the beloved quartet known as the Raconteurs.

Before surprise releases were common, the Raconteurs ambushed the world with the sudden, unannounced release of Consolers of the Lonely on March 25th, 2008, a time when coordinating a worldwide physical and digital surprise release was even less easily accomplished than it is today.

Consolers finds the Raconteurs at their mightiest, exploring what it means to be a contemporary rock band in a classic sense, full-on bombastic horn arrangements and gut-wrenching murder ballads sit side-by-side while the swagger and confidence of riffs and licks for days firmly establish this album as one of the pre-eminent releases of the 2000s.

Packaging details - Stoughton gatefold LP jacket, 180g vinyl

Jack White III, vocals, guitar, keyboards
Brendan Benson, vocals, guitar, keyboards
Jack L.J. Lawrence, bass, banjo
Patrick Keeler, drums

Dean Fertita
Dirk Powell
The Memphis Horns
The Flory Dory Girls
Frozen 140 Swanson

A1 Consoler Of The Lonely
A2 Salute Your Solution
A3 You Don't Understand Me
A4 Old Enough
B1 The Switch And The Spur
B2 Hold Up
B3 Top Yourself
C1 Many Shades Of Black
C2 Five On The Five
C3 Attention
C4 Pull This Blanket Off
D1 Rich Kid Blues
D2 These Stones Will Shout
D3 Carolina Drama