The White Stripes Announce New Live Album and DVD
. (Radio.com) Hot on the heels of being named as one of the headliners for Coachella, Jack White had another announcement for today: a new White Stripes live album. Sure, his breakthrough band has been broken up for nearly four years, but the Third Man Records' Vault subscription series has been slowly trickling out previously unreleased tunes from the duo.
The newest one holds a special significance, though, as the recording of Under Amazonian Lights took place in Manaus, Brazil on June 1st, 2005. That just happens to be the day White married his now ex-wife, model/musician Karen Elson.
Words do not ably describe the beauty of the Teatro Amazonas nor the furor riled up by the White Stripes appearance. Not only was there fear that the amplification of the band would cause the plaster in the building to crack and possible fall and injure attendees, but out of custom/fear/lord-knows-what the crowd remained seated until being explicitly asked to stand from the stage by Jack White himself. If that wasn't enough, during the show Jack and Meg ventured outside the venue to play an entirely unamplified version of 'We Are Going to Be Friends" for the assembled multitude of fans unable to purchase tickets and watching the performance via closed-circuit feed. The resultant melee was arguably a riot and was lovingly captured by the film crew documenting that evening's importance. All together what it makes is one of the best true rock and roll moments of the past decade. Heck, Jack White even got married that day.
The packaging for this CD/DVD release includes a 7-inch with two previously unreleased White Stripes demos: 'Let You Down" and 'Ain't No Sweeter Than Rita Blues". Check out a full track list here.
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