“It was beautifully filmed and the sound quality makes a performance on a regular TV show sound like a wax cylinder recording,” Jack White says of The White Stripes performance. “No host. Thank God.”
The White Stripes have shared their From The Basement session in full online.
Taken from the time when it seemed like bands had the opportunity for television exposure every night of the week, the performance goes back to November 2005 as Jack and Meg ploughed the Get Behind Me Satan promo trail.
“The dream of From the Basement is to capture great performances with the most direct and beautiful coverage possible, both sonically and visually,” FTB founder Nigel Godrich has said.
“We were so fortunate early on to have the support of Jack and Meg who instinctively understood the concept of the show and so came to be part of it.”
“As a result, we have this amazing snapshot of their fantastic energy and style. It’s an intimate and direct performance, something magic, powerful and special. A day I will not forget.”
This comes shortly after the release of The White Stripes’ Greatest Hits album.