First-ever official anthology collections 26 previously released songs
Third Man Records and Columbia Records have revealed the epic track list for The White Stripes Greatest Hits. The first-ever official anthology of recordings from the iconic rock duo, Jack and Meg White, collects 26 previously released songs for this essential, career-spanning set, such as “Seven Nation Army,” “Fell In Love With A Girl,” “Hotel Yorba,” “Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground,” “Hello Operator,” “Icky Thump,” “Apple Blossom,” and more. The White Stripes Greatest Hits will be released digitally worldwide, 2 LP 150-gram black vinyl and CD in the US, as well as on CD in Canada on December 4th. The vinyl and CD for the rest of the world will be available on February 12, 2021.
Additionally, an array of added value items will be available on a first come, first served basis with the purchase of The White Stripes Greatest Hits on vinyl or CD at select independent record stores in the US starting on release day, December 4th, while supplies last. These special items each correspond to one of the 26 tracks on the album and will be distributed randomly to stores. A limited number of stores will also be hosting a raffle for a vinyl test pressing of The White Stripes Greatest Hits with the purchase of the new album. An exclusive UK item will be available on February 12th as well. Fans can also get a limited edition The White Stripes slip mat with vinyl purchases exclusively at Target.
The White Stripes Greatest Hits track list reveal is being heralded with the premiere of an all-new animated music video for the fan favorite, “Apple Blossom,” directed by Wartella (Cartoon Network’s Mad). Fans were treated to a special sneak peek of the video earlier this week when the band released a 30-second preview on the band’s official Instagram Reels page. In addition, the band recently dug into the archives to share a never-before-seen live performance video of “Ball and Biscuit” from their October 22, 2003 show at Tokyo, Japan’s Shibuya-AX. Furthermore, The White Stripes will be releasing upgraded HD versions of their groundbreaking music videos as part of the Greatest Hits release in December.
Last month saw Jack White lighting up the stage at NBC’s Saturday Night Live with a pair of spectacular live performances, including a medley comprising The White Stripes Greatest Hits song “Ball and Biscuit” with “Don’t Hurt Yourself” & “Jesus Is Coming Soon,” as well as his own solo hit, “Lazaretto.”
1. Let’s Shake Hands
2. The Big Three Killed My Baby
3. Fell In Love With A Girl
4. Hello Operator
5. I’m Slowly Turning Into You
6. The Hardest Button To Button
7. The Nurse
9. Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
10. Death Letter
11. We’re Going To Be Friends
12. The Denial Twist
13. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
17. Hotel Yorba
18. Apple Blossom
19. Blue Orchid
20. Ball And Biscuit
21. I Fought Piranhas
22. I Think I Smell A Rat
23. Icky Thump
24. My Doorbell
25. You’re Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl)
26. Seven Nation Army
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