16 Songs, 57 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

As far as live albums go, few are as viscerally powerful as the White Stripes’ 2010 document of their 2007 Canadian tour Under Great White Northern Lights. Touring in support of Icky Thump, the dynamic duo of Meg and Jack White survey their entire career playing fan and personal favorites until the levee breaks. Meg White is well established for her primitive thumping that adds a tribal minimalism and stands for the best in the garage-rock tradition. Jack White is simply an animal on both vocals and guitar, boogieing like a punk rock Led Zeppelin on “Black Math,” channeling a juvenile Jim Morrison on the tension-building “Little Ghost,” cruising with the power-chord shuffle of “Blue Orchid” and giving the people what they want with the explosive finale of “Fell In Love With a Girl,” “When I Hear My Name” and “Seven Nation Army.” In between, there’s still the sullen psychedelia of “The Union Forever” and the pulsing funk of “I’m Slowly Turning Into You” that features audience participation at its finest.

EDITORS’ NOTES

As far as live albums go, few are as viscerally powerful as the White Stripes’ 2010 document of their 2007 Canadian tour Under Great White Northern Lights. Touring in support of Icky Thump, the dynamic duo of Meg and Jack White survey their entire career playing fan and personal favorites until the levee breaks. Meg White is well established for her primitive thumping that adds a tribal minimalism and stands for the best in the garage-rock tradition. Jack White is simply an animal on both vocals and guitar, boogieing like a punk rock Led Zeppelin on “Black Math,” channeling a juvenile Jim Morrison on the tension-building “Little Ghost,” cruising with the power-chord shuffle of “Blue Orchid” and giving the people what they want with the explosive finale of “Fell In Love With a Girl,” “When I Hear My Name” and “Seven Nation Army.” In between, there’s still the sullen psychedelia of “The Union Forever” and the pulsing funk of “I’m Slowly Turning Into You” that features audience participation at its finest.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
634 Ratings

634 Ratings

markymark1009 ,

love it!!!

To all who give this a bad rating go back and listen to your Jonas Brothers records!

ReAzin ,

a Rare treat

The best band of the first decade of the 21st century is alive and well in this great live album.
Some tracks, my personal favorites are missing that i wish were here, but that is ok. This live album is more towards Get behind me satan, and Icky thump, with some elephant and WBC inergrated together. a great CD.

T Hillie ,

Jack White is genius

Need I say more?

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