— by SEAN GERSKI —
Quite honestly, there aren’t too many bands around that would interest me enough to watch a full-length documentary. I am talking independently of the music, of course. There are many, many bands I love. But there are precious few that I would want to spend an hour and a half to watch them make a CD or go on a tour.
The White Stripes are one of the bands I would be interested in watching a documentary about, and — as you may have guessed by now — there is a new documentary out about the two-person group.
The film, directed by Emmett Malloy, follows Jack White and Meg White during the band’s 2007 tour across Canada.
The documentary itself is part of a set that can be purchased at the band’s official site. The set also includes: a DVD of the band’s 10th anniversary show, “Under Nova Scotian Lights”; a 16-track live album CD; the same 16-track live album 180-gram vinyl; a live 7″ single featuring “Icky Thump” on one side and “The Wheels On The Bus” on the other; a 208-page hardcover book of photographs from the tour; and a silkscreen print.
As you might imagine, it’s quite pricey. The set is $170 through the end of this year, then it goes up to $229.
Here is the trailer for the documentary:
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