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Acoustic Recording 1988-2016
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Album: Acoustic Recording 1988-2016
# Song Title   Time
1)    Sugar Never Tasted So Good More Info...
2)    Apple Blossom (Remixed) More Info...
3)    I'm Bound to Pack It Up (Remixed) More Info...
4)    Hotel Yorba More Info...
5)    We're Going to Be Friends More Info...
6)    You've Got Her in Your Pocket More Info...
7)    Well It's True That We Love One Another More Info...
8)    Never Far Away More Info...
9)    Forever for Her (Is Over for Me) More Info...
10)    White Moon More Info...
11)    As Ugly As I Seem More Info...
12)    City Lights More Info...
13)    Honey, We Can't Afford to Look This Cheap More Info...
14)    Effect & Cause More Info...
1)    Love Is the Truth More Info...
2)    Top Yourself (Bluegrass Version) More Info...
3)    Carolina Drama More Info...
4)    Love Interruption More Info...
5)    On and on and on More Info...
6)    Machine Gun Silhouette More Info...
7)    Blunderbuss More Info...
8)    Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy More Info...
9)    I Guess I Should Go to Sleep More Info...
10)    Just One Drink More Info...
11)    Entitlement More Info...
12)    Want and Able More Info...
 

Album: Acoustic Recording 1988-2016
# Song Title   Time
1)    Sugar Never Tasted So Good More Info...
2)    Apple Blossom (Remixed) More Info...
3)    I'm Bound to Pack It Up (Remixed) More Info...
4)    Hotel Yorba More Info...
5)    We're Going to Be Friends More Info...
6)    You've Got Her in Your Pocket More Info...
7)    Well It's True That We Love One Another More Info...
8)    Never Far Away More Info...
9)    Forever for Her (Is Over for Me) More Info...
10)    White Moon More Info...
11)    As Ugly As I Seem More Info...
12)    City Lights More Info...
13)    Honey, We Can't Afford to Look This Cheap More Info...
14)    Effect & Cause More Info...
1)    Love Is the Truth More Info...
2)    Top Yourself (Bluegrass Version) More Info...
3)    Carolina Drama More Info...
4)    Love Interruption More Info...
5)    On and on and on More Info...
6)    Machine Gun Silhouette More Info...
7)    Blunderbuss More Info...
8)    Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy More Info...
9)    I Guess I Should Go to Sleep More Info...
10)    Just One Drink More Info...
11)    Entitlement More Info...
12)    Want and Able More Info...
 
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  • Natural-born archivist that he is, it is no surprise that Jack White would eventually choose to curate his own career. Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 is his first attempt at offering an alternative narrative of his own career, one that places his quieter side as the connecting thread running from the White Stripes through the Raconteurs to his solo work. It's a tactic that diminishes some of the conventional notions about White, particularly that most of his music is grounded in the blues. Despite Greil Marcus' mention of blues icon Son House in the liner notes, most of the music on Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 bears stronger ties to country and folk, even British Invasion pop; the latter is evident not only on the singsong whimsy of "We're Going to Be Friends" but the cinematic melancholy of "Forever for Her (Is Over for Me)." Neither version here is heard in an alternate version, underscoring how this spin on White's work isn't revisionist, it highlights what was already there, yet there are rarities scattered throughout the collection: remixes of the early Stripes tracks "Apple Blossom" and "I'm Bound to Pack It Up," alternate acoustic mixes of solo material from the 2010s, bluegrass versions of "Top Yourself" and "Carolina Drama," a song from the Raconteurs. What first grabs the attention are assorted White Stripes rarities -- the wry, funny Beck-produced B-side "Honey, We Can't Afford to Look This Cheap," the recently completed outtake "City Lights" -- and a stripped-down revision of "Love Is the Truth," a song White wrote for Coca-Cola in 2006, but what impresses is the consistency. Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 not only is a strong set of songs but it makes it plain that White has been mining the same territory, finding something new within it for nearly two decades. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone - 4 stars out of 5 -- "They slip from blues to country to gospel to Sixties rock and back in a blink, exchanging spontaneity and craft so effortlessly there's no discernible difference between the two."

Entertainment Weekly - "[I]t showcases White as the meticulous and often disarmingly sincere folk/blues songwriter, not the entertainingly mannered rocker." -- Grade: A-
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