from rolling stone
Jack and Meg White have been cagey about when fans will finally get their hands on the seventh White Stripes album, but they’re offering up a special release in the interim: a limited edition box set, built around the band’s Canadian tour documentary The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights. As Rolling Stone previously reported, the trek featured gigs in unlikely locales like a Winnipeg transit bus and a Prince Edward Island fishing boat. The movie debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
The set will boast an extensive collection of DVDs, the band’s first-ever live album on CD, along with a 180-gram vinyl version of the live disc, a 208-page book with a foreword by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, and other assorted goodies, like a silk screen print. The box will also contain a live 7-inch with “Icky Thump” and “The Wheels on the Bus.”All of this will come at a hefty price for Stripes fans: A whopping $179, so long as you pick it up before the start of 2010. After that, it’ll cost you $229.
Rolling Stone caught up with Jack White last month in New York, when he told us the Dead Weather were hitting the studio to work on the follow-up to their debut, Horehound. “We can’t tell you that much about it except that it’s gonna be really expansive, and I use that word loosely in a scientific sense, meaning that I’m just using it to distract you,” he said. Last May, he said the next Stripes disc “won’t be too far off.”
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