WATCH “DEAD LEAVES AND THE DIRTY GROUND” & “MY DOORBELL” NOW ON YOUTUBE
FIRST-EVER OFFICIAL ANTHOLOGY COLLECTS 26
FAN-FAVORITE & ACCLAIMED SONGS, INCLUDING
“SEVEN NATION ARMY,” “FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL,”
“HOTEL YORBA,” AND MANY MORE
THE WHITE STRIPES GREATEST HITS AVAILABLE NOW
The White Stripes Greatest Hits (Standard Cover) | Photo by Pieter M. van Hattem
Third Man Records and Columbia Records are celebrating last Friday’s release of The White Stripes Greatest Hits with the YouTube premiere of two classic live performances. “Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground” and “My Doorbell” – both originally part of the band’s September 2005 Live @ VH1 Session in support of the release of Get Behind Me Satan – are streaming now at the official White Stripes YouTube channel.
WATCH “DEAD LEAVES AND THE DIRTY GROUND (LIVE AT VH1)”
WATCH “MY DOORBELL (LIVE AT VH1)”
The first-ever official anthology of recordings from the iconic rock duo, Jack and Meg White, The White Stripes Greatest Hits collects 26 previously released songs including “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 (full track list below). The White Stripes Greatest Hits is available now digitally worldwide and on vinyl (2xLP black vinyl) and CD in the US, as well as on CD in Canada. Vinyl and CD for the rest of the world will be available on February 12, 2021.
Praise for The White Stripes Greatest Hits:
“Long live the greatest hits album… The White Stripes show the joy and the oddness of a collection of hit singles… The sequencing feels like yet another example of the band’s penchant for dualities… In between those poles is a comprehensive rundown of the band’s many feats.”
-The New Yorker
“[A] warranted and even necessary revisionism for one of the great
(and misunderstood) bands of their era.”
-UPROXX
“These 26 songs are a reminder of just how potent they could be together, and that’s as compelling a reason as any to dig into their music all over again.”
-Paste (9.0)
“(The White Stripes Greatest Hits) neatly reflects the evolution of the band without ever becoming a predictable, chronologically ordered Singles Collection…the album makes space for everything, flowing neatly between vibes rather than eras.”
-CLASH (8/10)
“The breadth and depth of how much they did while still keeping it (relatively) simple is so evident. It’s almost as if we’re primed to rediscover the band all over again. Which is no small joy.”
-DIY (5/5)
“The phenomenal essence of the Stripes, as timeless and potent as ever.”
-MOJO (4/5)
“A rowdy gathering of rock, roll and everything in between… You’d be hard-pressed to imagine how two musicians could manage the feat of making music that delivered the fluidity of Jimi Hendrix, the vigour of Led Zeppelin and the compacted history of blues/country in one complete, combustible package.”
-The Irish Times (4/5)
WATCH “LET’S SHAKE HANDS”
WATCH “APPLE BLOSSOM”
WATCH “BALL AND BISCUIT (LIVE IN TOKYO 2003)”
The White Stripes Greatest Hits has been heralded with an array of video premieres, including an all-new animated music video for “Let’s Shake Hands,” the first song the band recorded in their living room and originally released as a 7-inch single in 1998. Directed by Wartella (Cartoon Network’s Mad), the clip is streaming now via YouTube. What’s more, 12 of the album’s groundbreaking and influential official music videos have been newly remastered in HD, including such classic clips as “Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground,” “Icky Thump,” “Fell In Love With A Girl,” “The Hardest Button to Button,” “Hotel Yorba,” “Seven Nation Army,” and “We’re Going To Be Friends.” Recent weeks have also seen the arrival of a Wartella-directed animated video for “Apple Blossom” as well as a never-before-seen live performance video of “Ball and Biscuit” from the White Stripes’ October 22, 2003 show at Tokyo, Japan’s Shibuya-AX. Be sure to subscribe to The White Stripes YouTube channel for additional archival premieres and much more.
The White Stripes Greatest Hits
 (Third Man/Columbia)
Track List:
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
8. Screwdriver
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
14. Astro
15. Conquest
16. Jolene
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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Photo Credit: Pieter M. van Hattem
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