On Friday March 9th, Princeton Record Exchange in Princeton, NJ hosted a listening party of Jack White’s new album Boarding House Reach. A first listen of the album, as it is to set to be officially released on March 23rd.
Alongside free buttons and music, there were raffle prizes from White’s record label, Third Man Records, known for their passion for vinyl, who offered two unique prizes from their warehouse. A limited seven-inch tri-colored vinyl single of White’s song Over and Over and Over, and their signature Pro-Ject RM 1.3 audiophile turntable.
The drawing for the vinyl single was done after the store finished playing the first side of the album. The winner of the single, Debra Stantonsberg, was surprised when she won the raffle. “I just put my name in on a whim” Stantonsberg said. “I’m happy I won, but since there were so many people who wanted their hands on this single, I wasn’t expecting I would win.”
The winner of the turntable, done at the end of the album, Justin Williams, wasn’t quite as shocked as Stantonsberg, but was quite happy that he won. “The employee that was doing the drawing said that I should receive a call from Third Man Records about receiving my turntable” Williams said. “I’m quite excited about it, as I really like the way this turntable looks from the pictures I’ve seen.” Overall, these pleased customers just show that vinyl is alive and well at Princeton Record Exchange.