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A White Stripes reunion?

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To all of you that share my enthusiasm, it is imperative that you pick up a copy of the December issue of Vanity Fair. In it, our beloved Jack White suggests that a White Stripes reunion is imminent.

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So, Jack White is releasing the first 3 White Stripes albums on vinyl. He is also releasing The White Stripes Merchandise Collection, a $500 box that includes a record player, headphones, and other awesome things for the music purist and collector. When Vanity Fair asked Mr. White why he was doing these things, he responded with:

“We thought we’d do a lot of things that we’d never done: a full tour of Canada, a documentary, coffee-table book, live album, a boxed set,” White says. “It was one long project that took almost three years. Now that we’ve gotten a lot of that out of our system, Meg and I can get back in the studio and start fresh.”

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With his 2 other bands on hiatus and their members working on separate projects, it seems that now would be a perfect time for a White family reunion.

As for the $500 box set, here’s what you get:

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The White Stripes Merchandise Collection — pressed in a limited edition of 333 and available only as a full set — will be available in Third Man Records’ Nashville store and for pre-order starting December 1. Included is a new red-vinyl pressing of the rare “Merry Christmas From The White Stripes” 7-inch, along with a portable record player, headphones, two record boxes and other vinyl paraphernalia

Check out Jack White performing on Conan:

Editor’s note: We’ve had the Trends team to look at how the Whites have been doing among their digital listeners, and whether fans would prefer new material to a Christmas bundle…

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White Stripes’ last album was Icky Thump in 2007 – the chart above shows the week of its release, with eight tracks from the same set. “Seven Nation Army,” their most popular track overall, peeks in at tenth place.

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Fast-forward three years and listeners have levelled off, but the chart contains tracks from four out of six albums, with 2003’s breakout Elephant leading the way. With “Seven Nation Army” restored to the top and no particular bias towards newer material, it seems like fans will be happy with a White Stripes-branded record player – so long as they have the vinyl to play on it…

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Comments (4)
  1. blah says:

    I smell a COACHELLA 2011 reunion for ‘The White Stripes’ 🙂

  2. Joe says:

    The White Stripes are awesome. That being said, it’s because of Jack White. Let’s face it, anybody can do what Meg does. She’s basically the lowest-quality adequate drummer. If Jack White was going to do a tour of White Stripes stuff, it’d be just as good.

    Either way I will see them when they come around.

  3. Scotty says:

    Now that’s a family reunion I would definitely show up for! Ever since 2003, I’ve felt nothing but regret for not catching Jack and Meg… …Mmmm…Meg…in concert. This time around I am gonna be there front row center where ever they may play! Thanks for getting me excited Nicole! 😀 How do you know how to always touch me lady. 😛 I hope if they do run through SoCal that they play this sick fantasy setlist… Mmmm…sick fantasy setlist… Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground, Seven Nation Army, Icky Thump, Hello Operator, Screwdriver, My Doorbell, We’re Going to be Friends, Now Mary, You’re Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl), The Hardest Button to Button, Rag and Bone, Hypnotise, Fell in Love With A Girl… ENCORE… Offend in Every Way, Why Can’t You Be Nicer to Me?, Jimmy The Exploder, Conquest, In the Cold Cold Night… Dude!!! Yeah, I’m gonna check out that Vanity Fair article and daydream of what greatness will be unveiled for this future of ours. Mmmmm…future…Great post Nicole! You sexy woman you. 😉

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