Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 (LP)


Jack White

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Amoeba Review

11/16/2016

Jack White's collection of acoustic recordings shows off the rocker's gentler side and gives you a clear idea of his unique and singular blend of styles. Influenced by a myriad of bluesmen - from the delta blues sound of Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Willie Johnson to the English wave of blues rock like Led Zeppelin - the strange, undefinable rock figure needed a collection like this to reevaluate and rethink his career. Though he's forever synonymous with the brightly colored, endlessly catchy rhythms of The White Stripes, the garage rocker seems to be prouder of his roots influences and his way of coloring with a simple acoustic guitar. The album's 26 tracks were picked and pulled from singles, albums, B-sides, and alternate mixes to create one cohesive narrative. The newly released and previously unheard White Stripes track "City Lights" is a beautiful folk solo song that contrasts perfectly against Meg White's mechanical drum part, stampeding along until ending with a long solo that owes more to the American Primitivism sound of John Fahey. "Apple Blossom," recently featured in the film The Hateful Eight, is a very simple ballad that could almost be confused for a rejected track by The Zombies. The alternate mix, recorded on tape with a raw, loose feeling, is even more beautifully sloppy, especially with the bouncy, honky tonk piano. Although it's a career retrospective, the album seems to capture something special. Even with all the extra unheard tracks and alternate mixes, this isn't just some interesting compilation of a brilliant career, but is an entirely new album on its own.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Sugar Never Tasted So Good
The White Stripes 02:56
2.
Apple Blossom [Remixed]
The White Stripes 02:13
3.
I'm Bound To Pack It Up [Remixed]
The White Stripes 03:11
4.
Hotel Yorba
The White Stripes 02:15
5.
We're Going To Be Friends
The White Stripes 02:23
6.
You've Got Her In Your Pocket
The White Stripes 03:41
7.
Well It's True That We Love One Another
The White Stripes 02:43
8.
Never Far Away
Jack White 03:40


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Forever For Her (Is Over For Me)
The White Stripes 03:16
2.
White Moon
The White Stripes 04:02
3.
As Ugly As I Seem
The White Stripes 04:11
4.
City Lights
The White Stripes 04:54
5.
Honey, We Can't Afford To Look This Cheap
The White Stripes 03:57
6.
Effect & Cause
The White Stripes 03:01


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Love Is The Truth [Acoustic Mix]
The White Stripes 01:39
2.
Top Yourself [Bluegrass Version]
The Raconteurs 04:40
3.
Carolina Drama [Acoustic Mix]
The Raconteurs 05:51
4.
Love Interruption
Jack White 02:39
5.
On & On & On
Jack White 03:56
6.
Machine Gun Silhouette [Acoustic Mix]
Jack White 03:04


Side D Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Blunderbuss
Jack White 03:07
2.
Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy [Alternate Mix]
Jack White 03:03
3.
I Guess I Should Go To Sleep [Alternate Mix]
Jack White 02:37
4.
Just One Drink [Acoustic Mix]
Jack White 02:33
5.
Entitlement
Jack White 04:08
6.
Want & Able
Jack White 02:35

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