Contains 16 live songs from various shows in Canada, recorded over the course of the filming of the documentary Under Great White Northern Lights.In the summer of 2007, shortly after the release of their sixth album Icky Thump, The White Stripes headed north of their hometown of Detroit to embark on an ambitious journey across Canada. The plan was to play a show in every province and territory in Canada, from B.C. to Newfoundland to Nunavut. "Having never done a tour of Canada, Meg and I thought it was high time to go whole hog. . . from the ocean to the permafrost" says Jack White. "We wanted to play out of the way towns that don't usually get shows. . . the shows are better, it's better for the people, it's a better experience, it's way more unique, something interesting is going to happen. . . hopefully." Some of these towns were so small that many of the locals had no idea who The White Stripes were - they just knew something big was going on in their town. This forced a band that had been together for a decade to go back to a place reminiscent of the first shows they ever played together. For the first time in a long time, no one knew who they were and they had to make a first impression with their music. The end result was Under Great White Northern Lights.
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