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The White Stripes - Elephant

 (45 RPM 200 Gram Clarity Vinyl)



The White Stripes - Elephant

Label:

Analogue Productions

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AUHQR 0019-45
UPC: 196588003110
Availability:
Limited Stock
Category:

UHQR Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2
Note: 200 Gram

 


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The White Stripes' Elephant

Analogue Productions' UHQR, the pinnacle of high-quality vinyl!

200-gram 45 RPM double LP limited to 10,000 copies!

Mastered from the original analog master tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound

Pressed at Quality Record Pressings using Clarity Vinyl®

Includes a 12-page booklet featuring liner notes from Ben Blackwell (co-founder and minority owner at Third Man Records and the official archivist of The White Stripes) and never-before-seen session photos by David Swanson

Purest possible pressing and most visually stunning presentation and packaging!

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"The UHQR edition of 'Elephant' edges out my other Third Man editions of the album - namely, the 2003 original, the 2013 2LP repressing, and the 2020 2LP edition - for, as good as they essentially are, they all continue to display a few flaws here and there. But, especially in terms of the breadth of the soundstage and balls-out impact of the arrangements and instrumentation on all four sides of dead-quiet, well-centered vinyl, I too feel the UHQR version of The White Stripes' 'Elephant' reigns supreme. It gets a Music rating of 9, and a Sound rating of 9." - Mike Mettler, Analog Planet. Read the entire review here.

"(Once) you get into spinning the UHQR 'Elephant' with both open mind and open ears, be ready to geek out on loads of vintage-sounding amps and fat guitar tones, hooky riffs, catchy melodies, and ever-pounding drums. The more you play it, the more The White Stripes' Elephant may likely become your jam - and this new Analogue Productions edition of it is worth every penny of the UHQR $150 entry fee. - Mark Smotroff, for Analog Planet. Read the entire review here.

The fourth studio album by the American rock duo the White Stripes was an extraordinary success. It peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard charts and topped the U.K. Albums Charts. To date it's sold 4 million copies worldwide, achieving platinum-sales certification from the Recording Industry Association of America and 3x platinum from the British Phonographic Industry. It spawned the hit single "Seven Nation Army," the band's signature track that's become a sports anthem, plus the hits "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself," "The Hardest Button to Button" and "There's No Home for You Here." Elephant has received critical acclaim and it's often cited as the White Stripe's best work, including receiving a nomination for Album of the Year and a win for Best Alternative Music Album at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2004.

Rolling Stone ranked the album No. 449 on its 2020 list of the 500 Best Albums of All Time. The Stripes, it said, exploded out of Detroit with a minimalist garage-blues attack: just Jack White on guitar and Meg White on drums, taking on the world.

To give Elephant the sonic perfection and signature packaging it deserves, Analogue Productions and Third Man Records have teamed up for the ultimate reissue edition. We present in UHQR format on Clarity Vinyl this rock masterpiece, limited to 10,000 copies. It comes with gold foil numbered jackets, housed in a premium slipcase with a wooden dowel spine.

Jack and Meg insisted they were a brother and sister, even after people learned they were secretly a divorced couple. But against all odds, the low-budget duo became a global sensation for their sheer rock power. Rolling Stone says Elephant "seethes with raw desperation and lust" in "Seven Nation Army," "Hypnotize," and "The Hardest Button to Button." Jack plays guitar hero in the seven-minute jam "Ball and Biscuit."

More About Clarity Vinyl

The off-white color of the record you are receiving is the color of raw vinyl in its purest form (un-tinted vinyl). To make the ultimate record, we decided to enhance sound quality by removing potential sources of noise contamination or sonic interference. By not adding traditional carbon black colorant, we eliminate that potential due to carbon black particles, instead allowing your stylus to effortlessly slide down a silky smooth groove wall.

 

Music

Sound

Ratings from Mark Smotroff  @ analogplanet.com



Side A
1. Seven Nation Army
2. Black Math
3. There’s No Home For You Here
Side B
1. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
2. In The Cold, Cold Night
3. I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother’s Heart
4. You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket
Side C
1. Ball And Biscuit
2. The Hardest Button To Button
3. Little Acorns
Side D
1. Hypnotize
2. The Air Near My Fingers
3. Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine
4. It’s True That We Love One Another

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 11 person(s) rated this product.

Exceeded already high expectations

posted on 10/24/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: JC
Incredible. I have really enjoyed some of the other UHQR releases but I wasn't sure if this type of music would reveal new things the way Kind of Blue did. But it is revelatory! Quiet, great detail and dynamic punch.


Truly fantastic release

posted on 10/12/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Espen Leira
Possibly the best sounding record in my approx 4000 collection and counting most Tone Poets, AS series, AP releases, MOFIs new and old, One Steps etc. Highly recommended for any music lover:) Fantastic sound, full, dynamic, live sound, they are in you room and rocking!


Sonics are face melting melt

posted on 10/06/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Vinylfinder33
One of the best records i have ever heard. The bass is room rattling with no distortion. The vocals are crisp, detailed and clear. The guitars are raw and loud with perfect clarity. Everything is mixed to perfection. This is now the standard for what rock records should sound like. This is a great moment for Acoustic Sounds.


Best UHQR yet!

posted on 10/04/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Stephen Cosh
Not only is this the best UHQR you have produced (and I have almost all of them) it is now the definitive copy of Elephant. Well done Acoustic Sounds. Perfection!


Ryan K. Smith Crushed It

posted on 10/03/2023
5 Stars
Outstanding sounding record. Hopefully Get Behind Me Satan will get the UHQR treatment soon.


Not enough stars!

posted on 10/03/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Gordon
This from a self confessed none White Stripes fan! The first and so far, only play of this UHQR simply blew me away. The pressings are flawless in every way, nothing can be added there. The mastering is stunning to these flawless slabs of Clarity vinyl, can’t add to that. Musically, it felt like the first time I have truly heard this music despite being familiar with the content. The texture across the vocal, the presence of the recording with an immediacy to die for has to be heard. This pressing may well have just turned me into a WS fan after all of these years. Clearly, hearing this material previously from digital formats has clouded both the artistry and the content. Being limited to just 10.000 copies is going to leave many, many music fans in despair! So Chad, any more WS on UHQR in store for us?


Insanely great pressing.

posted on 10/03/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike
This is a huge hit, solidly out of the park for Analogue Productions. The sound is unbelievable. Test your system with the iconic "Seven Man Army," and then settle back for a great album of rock and blues that will make you grateful for what's hopefully a new chapter for Chad and the company. So awesome for younger collectors and rock fans who are finally getting worthy audiophile reissues of classic albums. Great packaging, too. With any luck, we'll see more of this in the future. So many albums deserve it, and it's an insanely obvious way for this company and hobby to grow. Kudos!


Untouchable

posted on 10/02/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Derek D
I have owned every copy of Eleephant since 2003, and I own 6 UHQR’s prior to this. This is the crown jewel. 5 stars , beautiful, the best it has ever sounded. Enough said.


They are here in the room BEAUTIFUL!

posted on 10/01/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: ManyMoonsAudio
A fantastic job from all involved. A very emotional and enjoyable experience.


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