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The White Stripes announce their first official ‘Greatest Hits’ collection

Jack White and Meg White became household names across the globe after they burst out of Detroit with an intense garage rock sound that captivated those listening in the new millennium. With no reunion ever likely to happen, The White Stripes have now promised a new ‘Greatest Hits’ collection.

The new set will arrive on December 4th via Third Man Records billed as “the first-ever official anthology of recordings from Jack and Meg White” with a 26-song collection looking set to impress fans.

Naturally, with the label’s penchant for deluxe deals, the album will be available on CD, double LP and in a limited edition red and white-splattered coloured vinyl, coming as part of Third Man’s Vault Package #46. Subscribe here by October 31st to be in with a chance of picking one up.

“We get that the idea of ‘Greatest Hits’ may seem irrelevant in the era of streaming, but we also wholeheartedly believe that great bands deserve a ‘Greatest Hits’,” a statement reads, shared on Instagram.

“The White Stripes are a great band with great fans and it feels like a greatest hits compilation from them is not only appropriate but absolutely necessary.” We can only imagine the strength of the distortion on this set of tracks as it provides a view of The White Stripes’ journey from greasy streets to filling stadiums.

Today they shared the announcement with an added bonus of this performance of their classic track ‘Ball and Biscuit’ from 2003. Sharing the camcorder footage of the show at Shibuya-AX in Tokyo to their YouTube channel, the band’s power is there for all to witness.

While a full tracklist has yet to be revealed, the promise of an extensive set means it is bound to feature some of your favourites. For now, listen back to the vintage performance of ‘Ball and Biscuit’ below.

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Announcing @thewhitestripes Greatest Hits – the first-ever official anthology of recordings from Jack and Meg White – out 12/4 via #thirdmanrecords & @columbiarecords and available for pre-order on CD, double LP, & digital now. The only deluxe limited edition colored vinyl is also available as part of #ThirdManRecords Vault Package #46. To reveal one of the 26 songs on the tracklist today, the band has dug into the archives to share a never-before-seen live performance video of “Ball and Biscuit” from a 2003 show in Tokyo, up now on The White Stripes @youtube channel. We get that the idea of “Greatest Hits” may seem irrelevant in the era of streaming, but we also wholeheartedly believe that great bands deserve “Greatest Hits.” The White Stripes are a great band with great fans and it feels like a greatest hits compilation from them is not only appropriate but absolutely necessary. Pre-order/pre-save the album, order #TMRVault 46, and watch via link in bio. #thewhitestripes #twsgreatesthits

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