Photo by Pieter van Hattem
To celebrate the release of their Greatest Hits compilation, The White Stripes have unearthed their 2005 From The Basement performance at London’s famed Maida Vale Studios.
According to the band, while this set was originally recorded in November 2005, this marks “the first time the entire performance has been made available in full, along with exclusive, never-before-seen B-roll from the session.”
Explains producer Nigel Godrich, “The dream of From The Basement is to capture great performances with the most direct and beautiful coverage possible, both sonically and visually. We were so fortunate early on to have the support of Jack and Meg who instinctively understood the concept of the show and so came to be part of it. As a result we have this amazing snapshot of their fantastic energy and style. It’s an intimate and direct performance, something magic, powerful and special. A day I will not forget.”
Watch the full, 20-minute offering and check out the full setlist below:
The White Stripes
From The Basement
Blue Orchid, Party of Special Things To Do, Forever For Her (Is Over For Me), As Ugly As I Seem, Little Ghost, Red Rain