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#1 Kali Durga

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 02:44 PM

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JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS 1998-2016 collects 26 acoustic songs from throughout White’s wide-ranging musical career, spanning album tracks, B-sides, remixes, alternate versions, and previously unreleased tracks. The album, arranged in chronological order, includes acoustic songs made famous by The White Stripes, beginning with “Sugar Never Tasted So Good” (originally found on The White Stripes’ second-ever 7-inch single) and then lighting upon favorites like “Apple Blossom” and “I’m Bound To Pack It Up” (remixed here from the original recordings on 2000’s DE STIJL), “Hotel Yorba” and “We’re Going To Be Friends” (from 2001’s WHITE BLOOD CELLS), “You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket” and “Well It’s True That We Love One Another” (from 2003’s GRAMMY® Award-winning ELEPHANT), “Forever For Her (Is Over For Me),” “White Moon” and “As Ugly As I Seem” (from 2005’s GET BEHIND ME SATAN) “Effect & Cause” (from 2007’s ICKY THUMP), and the Beck-produced “Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap,” first found on the B-side to The White Stripes’ final single, 2007’s “Conquest.”

“City Lights” (below) was written for The White Stripes’ GET BEHIND ME SATAN but then forgotten until White revisited the 2005 album for Third Man’s Record Store Day 2015 vinyl reissue and finished the recording in 2016. The track is the first new, worldwide commercially released White Stripes song since 2008.



Also featured are “Never Far Away” (recorded for 2003’s COLD MOUNTAIN: MUSIC FROM THE MIRAMAX MOTION PICTURE) and “Love Is The Truth” (written and recorded for Coca-Cola’s 2006 What Goes Around campaign) as well as the Bluegrass Version of “Top Yourself” and an acoustic mix of the epic murder ballad, “Carolina Drama,” both written by White and Brendan Benson for The Raconteurs’ GRAMMY® Award-winning 2008 album, CONSOLERS OF THE LONELY. White’s two chart-topping solo albums, 2012’s BLUNDERBUSS and 2014’s LAZARETTO, are represented by a remarkably diverse range of material including “Love Interruption,” “On And On And On,” “Blunderbuss,” “Entitlement,” “Want And Able,” and alternative mixes of “Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy,” “Just One Drink,” “I Guess I Should Go To Sleep,” and B-side, “Machine Gun Silhouette.”

“This, like (Son House’s) ‘Grinnin’ In Your Face,’ is mirror-music,” writes renowned music journalist Greil Marcus of “City Lights” in the album’s exclusive liner notes, “the singer talking to himself, trying to tell himself the truth, which he’s going to need if he’s going to step out of his door, walk into the world, and fool himself, for just a second, that he’s ready to take it on. As you listen, it’s no surprise at all that it took most of White’s music-making life to bring the song home.”

The 26 tracks featured on JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS 1998-2016 were remastered by Andrew Mendelson at Nashville, TN’s Georgetown Masters. All songs were written and produced exclusively by Jack White, except “Never Far Away” (produced by T Bone Burnett), “Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap” (produced by Beck), “Top Yourself (Bluegrass Version)” and “Carolina Drama” (written & produced by White & Brendan Benson), and “Machine Gun Silhouette” (written by White & Rob Jones). The complete track listing is below.

SIDE A
Sugar Never Tasted So Good
Apple Blossom (Remixed)
I’m Bound To Pack It Up (Remixed)
Hotel Yorba
We’re Going To Be Friends
You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket
Well It’s True That We Love One Another
Never Far Away

SIDE B
Forever For Her (Is Over For Me)
White Moon
As Ugly As I Seem
City Lights (Previously Unreleased White Stripes Track)
Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap
Effect & Cause

SIDE C
Love Is The Truth (Acoustic Mix)
Top Yourself (Bluegrass Version)
Carolina Drama (Acoustic Mix)
Love Interruption
On And On And On
Machine Gun Silhouette (Acoustic Mix)

SIDE D
Blunderbuss
Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy (Alternate Mix)
I Guess I Should Go To Sleep (Alternate Mix)
Just One Drink (Acoustic Mix)
Entitlement
Want And Able



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 03:45 PM

Really looking forward to this. Especially the alternate mixes of the blunderbuss songs. And Love Is The Truth

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 04:10 PM

Love Is The Truth is the first thing that caught my eye, too.  I was listening to that very recently and wishing it could have an official release.



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 04:16 PM

Excellent. Stupid Q and probably blasphemy on this board but any chance of a CD release?



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 04:26 PM

Excellent. Stupid Q and probably blasphemy on this board but any chance of a CD release?

 

Yup. Also being sold as a CD 



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 04:32 PM

And a digital release, but I don't have a link for that at the moment.



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 04:48 PM

So, most of them are just the original recordings, with a few acoustic remixes in the mix?



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 05:35 PM

I presume that the version of "Love Is The Truth" will be this acoustic only one:



and not the normal guitar/piano/trumpets one:



I don't think anyone ever heard the third version of this:


interesting article regarding the making of the ad

Thanks for posting this! A very interesting article...



White then went on to record three different versions of the track - rock, horns and acoustic - which will all air.

THIS is going to be interesting... 3 versions eh?




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Posted 11 August 2016 - 06:14 PM

And a digital release, but I don't have a link for that at the moment.

 

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 06:19 PM

There are some things I think the world would really benefit from

 

- a White Stripes B-Sides Collection

- a collection of raw demos of popular Jack White songs

- a collection of unreleased songs by Jack White 

 

This release we are getting, however... I don't really understand the point of this. Aside from a couple of tracks, this is pretty much just a collection of acoustic songs that already exist on the records we've had for years. In 2016, this is nothing more than a fan playlist of Jack White fronted acoustic songs. I'd be more on board with a greatest hits album than this. First time for everything, ya'll can count me out on this release.



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 06:47 PM

Colin, I've missed you so much.



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 07:00 PM

Thank you :) I didn't find that version originally - I just knew it existed and tried different YouTube videos until I found it again. The original source back in 2006 was this post:

Rayna's (whtlitewhtheat) son found this and she posted it on the CCC board. It's the acoustic version of the ad.

http://www.devilducky.com/media/44683/



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 09:19 PM

The unreleased White Stripes track, City Lights was just uploaded on Jack White's Vevo on YouTube

 



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 10:57 PM

Liked the guitar playing more than the vocal melody, on this particular track.



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 10:49 AM

Aside from a couple of tracks, this is pretty much just a collection of acoustic songs that already exist on the records we've had for years. In 2016, this is nothing more than a fan playlist of Jack White fronted acoustic songs. I'd be more on board with a greatest hits album than this. First time for everything, ya'll can count me out on this release.


I was in such a whirlwind yesterday that I didn't really read the information on this, and assumed it was a trove of acoustic demos and such. So I impulsively bought a compilation of stuff I (mostly) already have (several times over)? White Stripes tracks with minimal to no Meg involvement? do you know who I am?! I'm off to listen to the Peel sessions.

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 11:26 AM

City Lights guitar work reminds of John Fahey  :)



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 11:50 AM

City Lights guitar work reminds of John Fahey  :)

 

I was listening to it this morning and wondering about the guitar.  Is that Jack's usual 12th-14th fret work?  I wondered if perhaps he was using a capo to get it so high and tinkly sounding, which I don't think I've ever heard of him doing.



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 03:58 PM

I wish I liked the song.  I was excited at the prospect of a new TWS entry. 

 

I also, like mac, read a bit too quickly and thought this was a comp of alternate versions of these songs--similar to The Beatles and their Anthology series.



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 04:27 PM

Has anyone noticed that the 'Blackstone!' t shirt Jack is wearing in the promo video while playing the Kay in the early white stripes days is the same t shirt jack wore with the Dead Weather at Glastonbury?

 

Jack+White+Dead+Weather+Glastonbury+Musi



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 05:26 PM

Ha! I did not notice that. Good eye!






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