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White Stripes announce track list for "Greatest Hits" set

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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The White Stripes Greatest Hits" will certainly live up to its name when it's released on Dec. 4.

The 26-track list has been announced for set, all previously released and covering the Detroit duo's six studio albums and hit singles such as "Fell in Love With a Girl," "Hotel Yorba," "Seven Nation Army" and "Icky Thump." It's the White Stripes' first formal, straightforward compilation and follows archival releases and box sets in recent years from Jack White's Third Man Records.

In addition to the song list, the White Stripes also released a new animated video for "Apple Blossom," directed by Wartella from Cartoon Network's "Mad." The group will also be making a number of limited-edition items available via independent record stores when the album goes on sale next month.

It's release outside of North America will be Feb. 12.

An expanded vinyl edition of the album will be released through Third Man's Vault series, featuring a third LP of B-sides as well as red- and white-colored discs. The collection is sub-titled "My Sister Thanks You and I Thank You," White's traditional concert sign-off that poked fun at his relationship with Meg White (they were actually married when they formed the band in 1997).

The White Stripes broke up in 2011, with Jack White going on to a successful solo career along with bands such as the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather; He recently performed on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." White has also led Third Man's growth, which includes a store and recording studio in Nashville and another store, pressing plant and record mastering facility in Detroit's Cass Corridor.

The "Greatest Hits" album's full track list includes:

1. Let's Shake Hands

2. The Big Three Killed My Baby

3. Fell In Love With A Girl

4. Hello Operator

5. I'm Slowly Turning Into You

6. The Hardest Button To Button

7. The Nurse

8. Screwdriver

9. Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground

10. Death Letter

11. We're Going To Be Friends

12. The Denial Twist

13. I Just Donít Know What To Do With Myself

14. Astro

15. Conquest

16. Jolene

17. Hotel Yorba

18. Apple Blossom

19. Blue Orchid

20. Ball And Biscuit

21. I Fought Piranhas

22. I Think I Smell A Rat

23. Icky Thump

24. My Doorbell

25. You're Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl)

26. Seven Nation Army

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