White Stripes / Jack White
De Stijl =180g=
1 x LP
original analog source
2014 EU repressed on 180g LP- Mastered from the Original Analog Source - De Stijl (Dutch for "The Style"), 2000. Considered a cult classic , self-recorded on an 8-track analog tape in Jack's living room, De Stijl displays the simplicity of the band's blue
Release date: 27-08-2014(originally released in 2000)
2014 EU repressed on 180g LP- Mastered from the Original Analog Source -The White Stripes second album De Stijl was recorded on 8-track analog tape in vocalist/guitarist Jack White's living room and is now a cult classic. Named after an early 20th century minimalist art movement (no doubt a tip of the cap to the group's own sound), the record finds the band expanding on its 1999 self-titled debut, bettering the songwriting, weaving in additional melodies, and increasing the variety.
In addition to the pair's trademark garage-blues punch, country flavors, vaudeville pop accents, and acoustic currents run wild, the invigorating effort ricocheting with equal parts raw noise and sing-a-long tunefulness. Jack White continues to sharpen his impressive guitar skills with myriad riffs, and Meg White's fill-free drumming provides the perfect subtle support. De Stijl is simultaneously brooding and ebullient, primal and sort-of-produced. A key cog in the band's discography.
As for the sonics, now better than ever, remastered from the original analog source? The White Stripes' use of analog and low-fidelity equipment in the recording process partnered with a DIY approach created a simplicity of composition, arrangement, and performance that sets them apart from their contemporaries.
A1 You're Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl)
A2 Hello Operator
A3 Little Bird
A4 Apple Blossom
A5 I'm Bound To Pack It Up
A6 Death Letter
A7 Sister, Do You Know My Name?
B1 Truth Doesn't Make A Noise
B2 A Boy's Best Friend
B3 Let's Build A Home
B4 Jumble, Jumble
B5 Why Can't You Be Nicer To Me?
B6 Your Southern Can Is Mine
The White Stripes' second album, De Stijl (Dutch for "The Style"), was released on the Sympathy for the Record Industry label on June 20, 2000. Considered a cult classic and self-recorded on an 8-track analog tape in Jack's living room, De Stijl displays the simplicity of the band's blues and "scuzzy garage rock" fusion prior to their breakthrough success.
The album title derives from the Dutch art movement of the same name; common elements of the De Stijl aesthetic are demonstrated on the album cover, which sets the band members against an abstract background of rectangles and lines in red, black and white. The White Stripes have cited the minimalist and deconstructionist aspects of De Stijl design as a source of inspiration for their own musical image and presentation. The album was dedicated to furniture designer and architect Gerrit Rietveld of the De Stijl movement, as well as to the influential Georgia bluesman Blind Willie McTell
Extra info: original analog source
Label: THIRD MAN
Originally released: 2000
This release: 2014