That Jack White seems always up to something. This time, it’s a Bob Seger reissue for Record Store Day on April 22.
Here are the details. According to Third Man Records, this is the first vinyl reissue of Bob Seger System’s “2+2=?” in nearly four decades.
The limited edition yellow-colored vinyl record will be remastered directly from the analog tapes by Robert Vosgien and cut by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering.
A standard black vinyl version will be released after Record Store Day. Both versions are being manufactured at Third Man’s new pressing plant in Detroit. Backed with the classic track “Ivory”, this 7-inch single will feature artwork originally used on European picture sleeves for both songs.
As the debut release under the Bob Seger System moniker, “2+2=?” is a landmark moment in the evolution and career of Bob Seger.
Here’s how Third Man describes it:
The January 1968 release of “2+2=?”, Seger’s first single on Capitol Records, is an emotional, spirited anti-war protest delivered at the height of escalating tensions in Vietnam. Stylistically, the hypnotic, repetitive bass line is accented by a stinging fuzz guitar accompaniment, all paired with Seger’s signature vocal rasp.