By: Staff –
Third Man Records and Columbia Records will release The White Stripes Greatest Hits on December 4th. 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 90s flashes of brilliance through early 2000s underground anthems, Grammy-grabbing greatness, and worldwide stadium chants…the songs here are as wide-ranging as you can imagine.
The album is available for pre-order on CD, 2xLP 150-gram black vinyl, and digitally (streaming & download) HERE. A deluxe limited edition and ONLY colored vinyl variant of The White Stripes Greatest Hits is also available as part of Third Man Records’ Vault Package #46. Not leaving out a crucial component to the story of The White Stripes and Third Man Records, information about added value items for release week album purchases at independent record stores will be announced at a later date.
The band has revealed only one of the twenty-six songs on the track list today, “Ball and Biscuit,” keeping the rest a mystery to be unveiled at a later date. Ensuring that this special celebration is started in full face-melting force, the band have dug into the archives to share a never-before-seen live performance video of “Ball and Biscuit” from their October 22nd, 2003 Shibuya-AX show in Tokyo, Japan, which you can watch below. Shot on four camcorders, this was the band’s third trip to Japan and the second of a six date Japan run on this tour.
Additionally, for the most dedicated of supporters, Third Man Records is releasing an expanded collection with an added bonus third LP of largely overlooked, previously scattered b-sides for Vault Package #46. For the Vault version, first two LP’s containing the original track list will be pressed on glorious red and white discs and will be the ONLY color variant available. The bonus third LP is pressed on an exquisite red/white/black “detonation” colored vinyl. Taking it to another level, the Vault version of Greatest Hits features iconic artwork from longtime The White Stripes collaborator Rob Jones (completely different from the standard version). The package also comes with three Rob Jones silk-screen prints and a White Stripes-themed set of magnetic poetry. For more information on Vault Package #46 & to sign up before the October 31st midnight CT deadline, head HERE.