The White Stripes - Elephant (2LP, Box set, UHQR, 45 RPM, 200g, Clear vinyl) - AudioSoundMusic
The White Stripes - Elephant (2LP, Box set, UHQR, 45 RPM, 200g, Clear vinyl) - AudioSoundMusic
The White Stripes - Elephant (2LP, Box set, UHQR, 45 RPM, 200g, Clear vinyl) - AudioSoundMusic
The White Stripes - Elephant (2LP, Box set, UHQR, 45 RPM, 200g, Clear vinyl) - AudioSoundMusic

The White Stripes - Elephant (2LP, Box set, UHQR, 45 RPM, 200g, Clear vinyl)

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Jack White – vocal, guitar, piano

Meg White – drums, vocal

Mort Crim – vocal (C3)

Holly Golightly – vocal (D4)

Written by Jack White (all tracks except B1), B. Bacharach & H. David (B1)


 

2 LP, Box set, gatefold jacket, 12 page booklet

Limited to 10,000 numbered copies

Original analog Master tape : YES

UHQR

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : clear vinyl

Speed : 45RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : Quality Record Pressings

Label : Analogue Productions

Original Label : Third Man Records

Recorded November 2001 and April 2002 at Toe Rag Studio (all tracks except B1) and Maida Vale Studio (B1) in London

Recorded by Liam Watson (all tracks except B1), Miti (B1)

Mixed by Jack White, Liam Watson

Produced by Jack White

Artwork by The Third Man

Photography by Patrick Pantano

Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound

Lacquers cut by Ryan K. Smith

Originally released in April 2003

Reissued in August 2023

 

Tracks:

Side A

  1. Seven Nation Army
  2. Black Math
  3. There’s No Home For You Here

Side B

  1. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
  2. In The Cold, Cold Night
  3. I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother’s Heart
  4. You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket

Side C

  1. Ball And Biscuit
  2. The Hardest Button To Button
  3. Little Acorns

Side D

  1. Hypnotize
  2. The Air Near My Fingers
  3. Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine
  4. It’s True That We Love One Another

 

Awards:

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Ranked 449

Rolling Stone 100 Best Albums of 2000s - Ranked 5

2004 Grammy Awards : Best Alternative Music Album & Best International Album

1001 Albums you must hear before you dies

 

Reviews :

“White Blood Cells may have been a reaction to the amount of fame the White Stripes had received up to the point of its release, but, paradoxically, it made full-fledged rock stars out of Jack and Meg White and sold over half a million copies in the process. Despite the White Stripes' ambivalence, fame nevertheless seems to suit them: They just become more accomplished as the attention paid to them increases. Elephant captures this contradiction within the Stripes and their music; it's the first album they've recorded for a major label, and it sounds even more pissed-off, paranoid, and stunning than its predecessor. Darker and more difficult than White Blood Cells, the album offers nothing as immediately crowd-pleasing or sweet as "Fell in Love With a Girl" or "We're Going to Be Friends," but it's more consistent, exploring disillusionment and rejection with razor-sharp focus. Chip-on-the-shoulder anthems like the breathtaking opener, "Seven Nation Army," which is driven by Meg White's explosively minimal drumming, and "The Hardest Button to Button," in which Jack White snarls "Now we're a family!" -- one of the best oblique threats since Black Francis sneered "It's educational!" all those years ago -- deliver some of the fiercest blues-punk of the White Stripes' career. "There's No Home for You Here" sets a girl's walking papers to a melody reminiscent of "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" (though the result is more sequel than rehash), driving the point home with a wall of layered, Queen-ly harmonies and piercing guitars, while the inspired version of "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself" goes from plaintive to angry in just over a minute, though the charging guitars at the end sound perversely triumphant. At its bruised heart, Elephant portrays love as a power struggle, with chivalry and innocence usually losing out to the power of seduction. "I Want to Be the Boy" tries, unsuccessfully, to charm a girl's mother; "You've Got Her in Your Pocket," a deceptively gentle ballad, reveals the darker side of the Stripes' vulnerability, blurring the line between caring for someone and owning them with some fittingly fluid songwriting.

The battle for control reaches a fever pitch on the "Fell in Love With a Girl"-esque "Hypnotize," which suggests some slightly underhanded ways of winning a girl over before settling for just holding her hand, and on the show-stopping "Ball and Biscuit," seven flat-out seductive minutes of preening, boasting, and amazing guitar prowess that ranks as one the band's most traditionally bluesy (not to mention sexy) songs. Interestingly, Meg's star turn, "In the Cold, Cold Night," is the closest Elephant comes to a truce in this struggle, her kitten-ish voice balancing the song's slinky words and music. While the album is often dark, it's never despairing; moments of wry humor pop up throughout, particularly toward the end. "Little Acorns" begins with a sound clip of Detroit newscaster Mort Crim's Second Thoughts radio show, adding an authentic, if unusual, Motor City feel. It also suggests that Jack White is one of the few vocalists who could make a lyric like "Be like the squirrel" sound cool and even inspiring. Likewise, the showy "Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine" -- on which White resembles a garage rock snake-oil salesman -- is probably the only song featuring the word "acetaminophen" in its chorus. "It's True That We Love One Another," which features vocals from Holly Golightly as well as Meg White, continues the Stripes' tradition of closing their albums on a lighthearted note. Almost as much fun to analyze as it is to listen to, Elephant overflows with quality -- it's full of tight songwriting, sharp, witty lyrics, and judiciously used basses and tumbling keyboard melodies that enhance the band's powerful simplicity (and the excellent "The Air Near My Fingers" features all of these). Crucially, the White Stripes know the difference between fame and success; while they may not be entirely comfortable with their fame, they've succeeded at mixing blues, punk, and garage rock in an electrifying and unique way ever since they were strictly a Detroit phenomenon. On these terms, Elephant is a phenomenal success.” AllMusic Review by Heather Phares



UHQR :

UHQR pressing is inspired from JVC Japan, which 30 years ago was the pinnacle of high-quality vinyl. Each UHQR vinyl is pressed, using hand-selected vinyl, on a manual Finebilt press with attention paid to every single detail of every single record. The 200-gram records feature the same flat profile that helped to make the original UHQR so desirable. From the lead-in groove to the run-out groove, there is no pitch to the profile, allowing your stylus to play truly perpendicular to the grooves from edge to center. Every UHQR is hand-inspected upon pressing completion, and only the truly flawless are allowed to go to market.

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 5 / 5 , Discogs : 4.49 / 5

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