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The White Stripes

Greatest Hits

    The first-ever official anthology of recordings from the iconic rock duo, Jack and Meg White, is an essential career-spanning collection highlighting 26 previously released songs – from late Nineties flashes of brilliance through early 2000s underground anthems, masterful MTV Moon Man moments, Grammy-grabbing greatness, and worldwide stadium chants…the songs here are as wide-ranging as you can imagine. 

    Twentysome years ago, a brother and sister climbed into the third floor attic of their Southwest Detroit family homestead and bashed out a primitive cover of David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream,” sparking something in both of them and leading them to take their simple guitar-drums-voice approach to a local open mic night on Bastille Day. In what feels like a whirlwind, they record and release two 7-inch singles for a local indie label. A not-so-local indie offers to put out a full-length album. They start touring. Another album. More touring. Another album. Folks REALLY start to pay attention. Crazy touring, more albums, accolades, wildest dream after wildest dream coming true. “World-renowned” becomes an appropriate descriptor, as does “long-building overnight sensation.”

    The same hard work and dedication that The White Stripes exhibited from the onset of their existence is what has been poured into The White Stripes Greatest Hits. In an era of streaming where the idea of a “Greatest Hits” album may seem irrelevant – that an act’s most streamed songs are considered their de facto “hits” – we wholeheartedly believe that great bands deserve “Greatest Hits” and that a large part of Third Man Records’ and The White Stripes’ successes have been built on zigging when the rest of the music business is zagging. Thus, for a great band with great fans, a greatest hits compilation for The White Stripes is not only appropriate, but absolutely necessary. 

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: We all know the White Stripes don't we, and this collection of their greatest tracks is never going to be anything less than superb. Legendary band, summarised for your convenience. What's not to like?

    TRACK LISTING

    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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