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“Where’s the show guys?” asks an eager fan as he follows the mob-like crowd to Saint John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador, a province in Canada. There is a strong sense of eagerness in the air as dozens upon dozens of people gather by a stage and on nearby porches of two story buildings to obtain a better look at what is to come. A black car then drives up and the crowd is given what they want as Jack and Meg White enter the scene. The two gather on stage, instruments at hand, play a single note and then leave. The fans go wild. This “One-Note Show,” as it has been referred to as, kicks off the White Stripes’ tour across Canada.
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The director behind The White Stripes‘ new tour documentary ‘Under Great White Northern Lights‘ has predicted the duo will return sooner rather than later.
Speaking to BBC 6Music, Emmet Malloy said Jack and Meg White were ‘emotionally and physically exhausted’ following the completion of their last tour, but could now be ready to begin a follow up to 2007′s ‘Icky Thump‘. “Jack’s done a few interviews that I’ve read and it always sounds like they are going to get back together and do something,” he said. “After this tour, we all needed a break but I just can’t imagine that band not doing more records and doing more shows. They just probably needed a break like everybody does. I foresee them doing some shows together sooner than later.”
In the summer of 2007, The White Stripes embarked on a cross-country Canadian tour to accomplish their goal of performing in every province and territory across the expansive northern nation. On March 16th, the enigmatic duo will be releasing their first-ever official live album, featuring 16 songs on both vinyl and CD, as well as the Emmett Malloy-directed documentary film, Under Great White Northern Lights. These two incredible pieces are a unique documentation of that journey, providing a fascinating look into the on and off stage lives of one of the world’s most enigmatic bands.
Having first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2009, Under Great White Northern Lights documents the band playing to crowds in towns of all sizes across the Great White North – from traditional venues to matinee gigs at unusual locations such as a bowling alley, a boat and even on a city bus – culminating in a momentous 10th Anniversary show at the historic Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. A captivating mix of striking live footage and poignant off-stage moments, this visually stirring and emotive feature length film celebrates the band’s 10 year history, bringing the band full circle in their career to a place reminiscent of how they first started out; shows where no one knew who they were, and where they were left to make a first impression with their music.
The live album continues that celebration and is a perfect companion piece to the film, featuring 16 songs recorded at various shows throughout the Canadian tour – a collection that captures all the aural intensity and spontaneity that The White Stripes have become known for. A compelling reflection of the band’s career, both the live album and the documentary will allow fans to reminisce about where they were when they first heard The White Stripes, while also adding extraordinary pieces of work to their already stunning artistic cannon.
1. Let’s Shake Hands
2. Black Math
3. Little Ghost
4. Blue Orchid
5. The Union Forever
6. Ball and Biscuit
7. Icky Thump
8. I’m Slowly Turning Into You
10. 300 MPH Torrential Outpour Blues
11. We Are Going to Be Friends
12. I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself
13. Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
14. Fell In Love With a Girl
15. When I Hear My Name
16. Seven Nation Army
Fans will also be able to purchase the live album and documentary as part of a limited edition box set, which includes not only the DVD, CD & double LP, but also a live DVD of the band’s 10th Anniversary show, Under Nova Scotian Lights, as well as an exclusive 7 inch, hard cover book of photographs and a silk-screened print. This impressive package will also be available on March 16th, with pre-orders currently being accepted from http://whitestripes.com/ugwnl_boxset/.
Limited Edition Box set includes:
* DVD of the documentary film The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights, directed by Emmett Malloy (92 minutes)
* DVD of the band’s 10th Anniversary show, The White Stripes Under Nova Scotian Lights, directed by Emmett Malloy (135 minutes)
* The first-ever official live album from The White Stripes, featuring 16 songs recorded at various shows during their 2007 Canadian tour on both vinyl and CD. The double LP comes pressed on 180 gram black vinyl packaged in a gatefold jacket with a 6 panel insert unique to the box set. The CD accompanies the film and Anniversary show DVDs in a special 7” square 3 panel folder along with a 24 page bound booklet and slipcase.
* 7 inch vinyl featuring Icky Thump (Live) and The Wheels On The Bus (Live). Two versions available with different artwork and color of vinyl depending on your country of residence.
* 208 page hard cover book containing photographs of the Canadian tour shot by Autumn de Wilde with a foreword by Jim Jarmusch.
* 1 of 6 different silk-screened prints designed by Rob Jones.
For more information, please visit http://www.whitestripes.com
The White Stripes will release a limited edition box-set DVD of their new film ‘Under Great White Northern Lights‘, which chronicles their 2007 Canadian tour.
The box-set, which is priced at £110 until the end of the year, is packed with many goodies including DVDs, a live album on both CD and vinyl formats and a 208 page booklet. In 2010 the box-set will go up in price to £140.
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