The White Stripes may have called it a day a few years ago but that hasn’t prevented them from putting out a new live album.
The record is titled Under Amazonian Lights and was recorded by the rock duo in Brazil nearly a decade ago.
The never-before-heard LP is to be accompanied by footage of the gig at the grand Teatro Amazonas Opera House in Manaus.
The album is being put out through Jack White’s Nashville record company, Third Man Records. The double red coloured vinyl is being distributed through the Third Man Records subscriber-only service (The Vault).
Reviews of the White Stripes’ Brazilian concert said that their performance was ‘delicious irresponsible’.
A press release about the show reads: “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’re Going To Be Friends’ for the assembled multitude of fans unable to purchase tickets and watching the performance via closed-circuit feed.”
The track listing for Under Amazonian Lights is:
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
Love Sick (Bob Dylan)
The Same Boy You’ve Always Known (electric)
The Same Boy You’ve Always Known (acoustic)
When I Hear My Name
I Asked For Water (Howlin Wolf)
Fell in Love With a Girl
Death Letter (Son House)
St. James Infirmary (traditional)
Passive Manipulation (reprise)
I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself
(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time (Albert Von Tilzer/Neville Fleeson)
I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself (continued)
Seven Nation Army