Duo continues to celebrate its greatest hits record
Third Man Records and Columbia Records are continuing to mark this month’s release of The White Stripes Greatest Hits with the reissue of two legendary performances on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. “Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground” and “We’re Going To Be Friends” – both from the White Stripes’ one and only SNL appearance on October 19, 2002 – are streaming now exclusively at NBC.com and the official Saturday Night Live YouTube channel.
Additionally, as a special Greatest Hits celebration surprise, a handful of international single B-sides have been released digitally worldwide, marking their first digital release in the US & Canada. Head to your favorite digital music service to check out the single updates.
December 14th also sees the release of The White Stripes Live at 40 Watt in Athens, GA, an 11-track live collection recorded September 27, 1999 at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA and available exclusively via the official Third Man Records Bandcamp through Sunday, December 20th only. Proceeds will directly benefit Fair Fight, the voter participation advocacy group founded by Stacey Abrams, and their ongoing work to protect the rights of eligible voters in the upcoming Georgia runoff elections.
The White Stripes Greatest Hits debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Current Rock Albums and Current Alternative Albums charts, as well as hitting No. 2 on the Vinyl Albums chart. The album also reached No. 4 on the Billboard Top Albums and Top Current Albums charts.
The first-ever official anthology of recordings from the iconic rock duo, Jack and Meg White, collects 26 previously released songs for this essential, career-spanning set, such as “Seven Nation Army,” “Fell In Love With A Girl,” “Hotel Yorba,” “Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground,” “Hello Operator,” “Icky Thump,” “Apple Blossom,” and more. The White Stripes Greatest Hits is now available digitally worldwide and on 2 LP 150-gram black vinyl and CD in the US, as well as on CD in Canada. The vinyl and CD for the rest of the world will be available on February 12, 2021.
The White Stripes Greatest Hits has been heralded with an array of video premieres, including an all-new animated music video for “Let’s Shake Hands,” the first song the band recorded in their living room and originally released as a 7-inch single in 1998. Directed by Wartella (Cartoon Network’s Mad), the clip is streaming now via YouTube. What’s more, 12 of the album’s groundbreaking and influential official music videos have been newly remastered in HD, including such classic clips as “Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground,” “Icky Thump,” “Fell In Love With A Girl,” “The Hardest Button to Button,” “Hotel Yorba,” “Seven Nation Army,” and “We’re Going To Be Friends.” Recent weeks have also seen the arrival of a Wartella-directed animated video for “Apple Blossom” as well as a never-before-seen live performance video of “Ball and Biscuit” from the White Stripes’ October 22, 2003 show at Tokyo, Japan’s Shibuya-AX. Two performance videos from the band’s September 2005 Live @ VH1 Session was released last week.