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4.0 out of 5 stars Walking
Unsurprisingly, a new White Stripes album is going to overshadow a small live/cover EP like "Walking With A Ghost + 4 Live Tracks." But this little collection is worth checking out anyway,
It opens with a cover of indiepop sisters Tegan & Sara's "Walking With A Ghost," now White-Striped. This version is much hard-rockier and more angular, with...
Published on 1 April 2006 by E. A Solinas

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3.0 out of 5 stars hmmm
If I didn't know better i'd say the white stripes were after a quick buck, made an average song (walking with a ghost) and stuck 4 live songs with it and call it an album.
However as i'm a big fan of theirs and own all their released material i'll look past this and see the CD has some of their great live work which is so hard to get hold of and...
Published on 4 Jan 2006 by paulatherton


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Walking, 1 April 2006
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This review is from: Walking With A Ghost (Audio CD)
Unsurprisingly, a new White Stripes album is going to overshadow a small live/cover EP like "Walking With A Ghost + 4 Live Tracks." But this little collection is worth checking out anyway,
It opens with a cover of indiepop sisters Tegan & Sara's "Walking With A Ghost," now White-Striped. This version is much hard-rockier and more angular, with jabs of rough guitar and wails from Jack White. Where Tegan and Sara sounded mildly perturbed by their "walking with a ghost," Jack sounds on the edge of breaking down completely. Steady there.
And, this having "+ 4 Live Tracks," we're then treated to some fairly good, low-key renditions of White Stripes tunes: a mellow version of "The Same Boy You've Always Known," where you can hear cheers and handclaps from the audience, the mournful "As Ugly As I Seem."
After the sorrowful pair of songs, we finally get some rockin'. Jack and Meg smash through the tune of "The Denial Twist," with snarly singing and lots of rough drums'n'bass. And after a hearty round of applause from the audience, they launch into the roaring bass of "Screwdriver."
Wedged in the midle of the last song is "Passive Manipulation," a solo where Meg sings, "Women, listen to your mothers/don't succumb to the wishes of your brothers..." Then Jack lets rip for one grand finale, a blast of raw vocals and equally raw instrumentation.
Well, the White Stripes know how to make their odds and ends worth the money -- smashing together a quirky cover with their live performance. While the cover is good -- not as enticing as the original, admittedly -- the live performance is what really rocks.
At first, things don't seem to be too energetic. Jack sounds very depressed, and only acoustic guitar and a few drums break through. But after a couple of very low-key songs, Meg and Jack start giving it their all. The result is absolutely electric -- kinetic music, ripping singing, and to judge from the applause, the audience loved it.
There's a muddy edge to the music, like many live performances, and it's a credit that their musical skills that the White Stripes can make this EP a good addition to any fan's collection. And yes, the cover is nice too.
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3 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars hmmm, 4 Jan 2006
This review is from: Walking With A Ghost (Audio CD)
If I didn't know better i'd say the white stripes were after a quick buck, made an average song (walking with a ghost) and stuck 4 live songs with it and call it an album.
However as i'm a big fan of theirs and own all their released material i'll look past this and see the CD has some of their great live work which is so hard to get hold of and gives an extra dimension the same song recored in the studio doesnt. This album would be far better by scrapping walking with a ghost which is actually an ok song with a full 13 track live album!
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