The White Stripes Releasing Last Concert as Live Album
The White Stripes will release their last ever show as a live album. The Detroit duo's last gig took place on July 31, 2007 in Southaven, MS. The collection, simply titled Live In Mississippi, will be made available exclusively to Jack White's Third Man Records Vault members.
According to Third Man Records' website (thanks to Spinner), the set contains two limited-edition vinyl records and is focused heavily on the blues given the location, featuring covers of Robert Johnson, Son House and Leadbelly. Songs spanning all of the White Stripes' albums are featured as well.
That's not all the goodies that fans have to look forward to. A 7" vinyl containing covers of Love's "Signed DC" and the Otis Redding classic "I've Been Loving You Too Long" will be released. The disc, recorded in Detroit in September of 1997, features some of the earliest White Stripes material, pre-dating their first single "Let's Shake Hands" by eight months.
A DVD entitled Under Moorhead Lights All Fargo Night is also on deck for White Stripes fans to consume. The footage is from a show at Ralph's Corner Bar in Moorhead, MN on June 13, 2000, right after the the garage rockers released their second album (and my favorite), De Stijl. This was the band's first extended tour across the U.S. and includes a cover of Muskegon native Iggy Pop's "I'm Bored".
The White Stripes are making good on their promise to release rarities and other limited edition material when they announced their breakup earlier this year. Are you excited about new - well, old - White Stripes records?