The White Stripes - Elephant

Double Album 2LP 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl Reissue

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Elephant is the fourth studio album by the American alternative rock duo The White Stripes, originally released in April 2003 via V2 Records.

The White Stripes were founded in 1997 and consisted of husband and wife duo Jack White (songwriter, vocals, guitar, bass and keyboards) and Meg White (drums and occasional vocals). After releasing several singles and three albums within the Detroit music scene, The White Stripes rose to prominence in 2002, as part of the garage rock revival scene. Their successful and critically acclaimed albums White Blood Cells and Elephant drew attention from a large variety of media outlets in the United States and the United Kingdom, with the single "Seven Nation Army" and its now-iconic guitar line becoming a huge hit.

The duo were noted for their low-fidelity approach to writing and recording. Their music featured a melding of garage rock, blues influences and a raw simplicity of composition, arrangement, and performance. The pair were also noted for their fashion and design aesthetic - a simple color scheme of red and white, which was used on every album and single cover the band released.

Elephant was recorded over a period of two weeks during April 2002 in London's Toe Rag Studios, the only exceptions being "Well It's True That We Love One Another" which was recorded during November 2001 (also at Toe Rag Studios), and "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself" which was recorded at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios. Jack White produced the album, and sticking to The White Stripes' low-fi approach, the album was recorded using an eight-track tape machine and pre-1960s recording gear.

On its release Elephant recieved widespread critical acclaim, with many critics hailing it as one of the defining events of the 2000s garage rock revival, Rolling Stone's David Fricke called the album "a glorious thing to hear" and "a work of pulverizing perfection".

The album debuted at number one in the United Kingdom, reached number six on the Billboard 200 in the US, and reached the No. 4 position on the Australian ARIA Album Chart. The album won Grammys for Best Alternative Album and Best Rock Song ("Seven Nation Army").

In 2003, the album was ranked number 390 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 albums of all time.

Elephant was certified Platinum in Australia, Europe, New Zealand, and the US, and 2x Platinum in Canada and the UK.

Check out the singles from the album "Seven Nation Army", and "The Hardest Button to Button".

This Limited 10th Anniversary Edition Double Album 2LP Record set is pressed on 180 Gram Vinyl and was mastered direct from the original analog source from the 2002 recordings, includes printed inner sleeves and a digital download card, and is housed in a gatefold sleeve, pressed in the U.S. via Third Man Records.

(10576)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Seven Nation Army

3:51

A2

Black Math

3:03

A3

There's No Home For You Here

3:43

B1

I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself

2:46

B2

In The Cold, Cold Night

2:58

B3

I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother's Heart

3:20

B4

You've Got Her In Your Pocket

3:39

C1

Ball And Biscuit

7:19

C2

The Hardest Button To Button

3:32

C3

Little Acorns

4:09

D1

Hypnotize

1:48

D2

The Air Near My Fingers

3:40

D3

Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine

3:17

D4

It's True That We Love One Another

2:42

SKU 10576
Record Label Third Man Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number TMR200
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 27 August 2013
Original Release Date (Year) 01 April 2003
Barcode # 093624944003
Shipping Weight 0.7100kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000985960m3
Type New
Format Limited 10th Anniversary Edition, Double Vinyl Edition, 180 Gram Vinyl, Repressed from Original Masters, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeves, MP3 Download Card
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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