Today, Third Man Records and Columbia Records have released The White Stripes Greatest Hits, the first-ever official anthology of recordings from the iconic rock duo, Jack and Meg White. This essential, career-spanning set collects 26 previously released songs including “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 (full track list below). The White Stripes Greatest Hits is available now digitally worldwide and on vinyl (2xLP black vinyl) and CD in the US, as well as on CD in Canada. Vinyl and CD for the rest of the world will be available on February 12, 2021.
In addition, an array of added value items are available now on a first come, first served basis with the purchase of The White Stripes Greatest Hits on vinyl or CD at select independent record stores in the US (while supplies last). These special items each correspond to one of the 26 tracks on the album and have been distributed randomly to stores. A limited number of stores are also hosting a raffle for a vinyl test pressing of The White Stripes Greatest Hits with the purchase of the new album (see participating stores HERE). Stay tuned for updates on international stores closer to the February 12, 2021 international vinyl & CD release date (including Canada). An exclusive UK item will be available on February 12 as well. Fans can also get a limited edition The White Stripes slip mat with vinyl purchases exclusively at Target in the US, HMV in the UK and FNAC in France.
The White Stripes Greatest Hits is being celebrated with today’s premiere of 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) – watch on The White Stripes 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” – watch HERE. Today’s premiere follows the recent arrival of the 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. Be sure to subscribe to The White Stripes YouTube channel for additional archival premieres and much more.