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:: The White Stripes - Under Blackpool Lights

The White Stripes do it in their individual manner – no frills, just an unadulterated night of raw rock ‘n’ roll exuberance. The whole concert sees them rattle through the 26 tracks, including all the hits and live favourites like Dolly Parton’s Jolene, in just over 70 minutes. It’s simply effective as showcasing them as an act that is reaching the height of their craft, with scope for more.

As live concert films go, The White Stripes Under Blackpool Lights is about as straightforward as it gets. Recorded during the Detroit two-piece's two-night stand at Blackpool's Empress Ballroom in January 2004, Jack and Meg White provide minimal chitchat in performing material from each of their albums. The camera seems to focus more on Jack, yet the DVD captures the combo in good form. The fans just want to see a good band in action and you will hear the ecstatic reactions to each song.

Under Blackpool Lights is a worthy tour video to remind, in years to come, of how good this act has developed.

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