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Live Under Blackpool Lights [DVD]

The White Stripes , Dick Carruthers    Exempt   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: The White Stripes
  • Directors: Dick Carruthers
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: XL Recordings
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Aug 2012
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00066VMC8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,748 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Filmed in classic ‘D.A.Pennebaker’ style by Dick Carruthers (Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Portishead) at The Empress Ballroom in Blackpool. The set includes all the classic White Stripes originals, plus songs only ever played live by Jack & Meg - including the limited edition live single, ‘Jolene’.

Tracklisting: When I Hear My Name, Black Math, Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground, I Think I Smell A Rat, Take A Whiff On Me, Astro, Outlaw Blues, Jack The Ripper, Jolene, Hotel Yorba, Death Letter, Do, The Hardest Button To Button, Truth Doesn't Make A Noise, The Big Three Killed My Baby, Wasting My Time, You're Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl), Hello Operator, Apple Blossom, Ball And Biscuit Let's Shake Hands, I Fought Piranhas, Let's Build A Home, Goin' Back To Memphis Seven Nation Army, De Ballet Of De Boll Weevil

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect 12 Nov 2004
having just watched a screening of the concert, this grainy film shot on super 8 and 16mm captures the feeling of seeing one of the greatest contempory rock acts on a freezing cold january night in blackpool. Everyone who braved the snow and ice witnessed a fantastic performance containing songs from all of the Stripes back catalogue. Jack and Meg are on top form and are perfectly suited in the victorian ballroom (whose sprung floor makes jumping up and down even more crazy than it usually is)
Anyone who likes their music will love this dvd which shows just how captivating a frontman and how fantastic a guitar player Jack White really is, and despite his plea of always being in the right place at the wrong time, he really didn't miss anything by not seeing the illuminations.
cannot reccomend this enough
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just An Awesome Show 5 Mar 2006
There are no fancy extras showcasing things groupies want to know (behind the scenes, interviews and the like), just one great show of the White Stripes doing what they do best at the Blackpool Empress Ballroom in February 2004. The setlist is fantastically divided between the band's first four albums and with a few covers (like the fantastic Boll Weevil finale). Obvious songs to highlight include Astro, Jolene, Hotel Yorba, You're Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl), Ball And Biscuit and of course Seven Nation Army. The entire way the concert is shot gives it a real edge.
If you are a White Stripes fan you will love this. Any normal music fan will like it just the same. It's fast-paced stuff. It's like a concert this DVD, I didn't come for the support act, just the main headliners.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The White Stripes DVD is a must. 25 Nov 2004
By A Customer
This new DVD is a must for all Candy Cane Children (so put it on your christmas lists). Although there are no extras or out-takes the music makes up for that (of course). Charismatic Jack plays the guitar like a man possed whilst child-like Meg hits the drums in a way she can only play. It's amazing how much noise two people from Detroit can make with a guitar and a drum kit (well, an organ at times too). The grainy Super 8 footage adds to the anti-technology feelings that the 'Stripes have but also creates this dream like feeling whilst watching the DVD. Best songs... well, it's hard to choose from so many great tunes...
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars at last 18 Nov 2004
By A Customer
This is going to be one amazing dvd. I was at the gig on the saturday night (the dvd is filmed over 2 nights) and I saw a few people at the front with cameras. At the time i was hoping they were filming it to bring it out on dvd but so much time has passed since then (last january) I had completely forgot about it until a friend told me.
The set was brilliant, quite a lot of songs from the first album, which suits me because I think that is the best of the lot. But all the classics were played aswell so it will keep those happy that only know the singles. Jacks guitar playing is mesmirising, very Jimi Hendrix-esque. Ive never seen anyone play guitar like him. Even Meg strolled to the front of the stage aswell for a bit of a song or 2.
This is by far one of the best gigs ive been to, and to add a point from the last reviewer, that floor in Blackpool is like a trampoline, it really added to the atmosphere in the hall. If you never get chance to see them live then this will show you what their all about. (though i do highly recommend you do anything you can to get a ticket to see them, bearing in mind though that youve got more chance of plaitting fog than finding a spare ticket, so you'll really have to buy this dvd!) Watching this will sway anyone to become an instant fan with their blues/rock style and Jacks extremely catchy riffs.
This is a must for any stripes fan to remind you how good these guys actually are and a must for any non-fan to show you what your missing out on. I cant recomend thid dvd enough.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent DVD 5 Nov 2007
This dvd captures the energy and passion of one of the worlds best bands, challenged only by radiohead. Although his playin can be sloppy at times his raw emotion more then makes up for technique deficiencies.
The camera does not wander aimlessly to his face or the crowd all the time, or show images music lovers do not care about, like in rory gallaghers 'irish tour' dvd.
A music dvd for real music lovers
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The DVD to rock you this Christmas. 5 Dec 2004
By A Customer
About Gerry's point... The reason Meg and Jack play on their own is because The White Stripes are a minimalist band... Adding a bass player would make it worse, and remove the qualities which highlight the White Stripes as an amazingingly innovative band.
For me, this DVD is one of the coolest things I've bought this year. The DVD itself is a work of art, and the whole thing was filmed on Super 8 to capture The White Stripes' distorted and anti-techolagy qualities. The music itself is, in most cases, superior to the album versions. I prefur the studio recordings of 'Truth Doesn't Make A Noise' and 'Apple Blossum' but 'Black Math' especially is outrageously awesome.
Buy It... Max Volume... Listen... Enjoy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 3 Jan 2012
By rawwood
This is a great CD if you are a White Stripes fan as it shows them doing what they do best!
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GRAINY 24 Sep 2005
By Mr. N. J. Henry VINE VOICE
...Which is good of course. I want to start this review by rhetorically asking why most of the people reviewing this dvd feel the need to plug their love for this band. This site is for commerce and reviewing, so go to a chat room or something because I dont want to hear it. This review is for all you buyers who are thinking; "shut up you absolute wino pirate, I want to know if it's any good, not why some radish who I don't even know loves the band so much."
So, the direction for this dvd is astonishing, It's all shot on Super-8 home video camera which gives that magnificent grainy look. I read that the film reels in the cameras are so short they run out in like 3 minutes or something, so they had to set 9 or so up to take shots of the band at diferent times throughout the concert, whilst other cameras were reloaded with film! Sounds like lots of hard work to me but it really pays off.

What follows is a stomping, swaggering, electrifying performance that should, but NEVER, feels like a rock cliche`. Jack White donning his guitar like a super-Jimmy Page, and Meg White Smashing all hell out of her drums in a crazy thuderous racket, makes for one of the most awe inspiring live sets I've witnessed. All from your sofa.

So buy this, put on your white makeup, don't wash your hair, turn the surround sound up to full power and enjoy something magical.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Try this, it will melt your face!
"Try this, it will melt your face!" This was how Live Under Blackpool Lights was recommend to me, by a uni friend who had a taste for traditional blues. Read more
Published 14 months ago by testedonpencils
5.0 out of 5 stars Live Under Blackpool Lights [DVD]
This DVD captures the WS at the height of their energy! I would love to have been at this legendary concert!
Published 21 months ago by James D. Holcomb
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Live music at its best. Can't believe that just to people can put on such a show. The crowd are mental too. Wish I got to see them myself... :-(
Published on 14 Mar 2012 by Des
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for any fan of the White Stripes
This is another live show of the White Stripes in which Jack White displays his incredible ability to improvise on the guitar and explore new sonic realms. Read more
Published on 5 Jan 2011 by Pierre Bize
4.0 out of 5 stars The White Stripes Rule
This is the best music dvd out and i think the white stripes are class
Published on 19 Aug 2005
4.0 out of 5 stars White Stripes DVD review
This is a great Dvd as any fan would expect, it soundsloud, raw and technically quite perfect especially songs like 'Death Letter'. Read more
Published on 13 Aug 2005
4.0 out of 5 stars You'll probably love it...
To start with, I'm going to review this DVD from the point of view of a White Stripes fan. If you AREN'T a fan, you're foolish to read this anyway. Read more
Published on 17 May 2005 by H. J. Clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars BUT IT NOW
The White Stripes are the greatest and most important contemporary band around today. They single handily re-invented blues rock and caused a wide spread revoultion amongst the... Read more
Published on 3 Dec 2004 by Stephen Mead
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