Jack White Unplugs White Stripes Classic in Historic French Palace

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 09.04.14 in News

From 2006 to 2009, La Blogothèque‘s “Take Away Shows” captured more than 200 live video sessions in unexpected locales, including performances by Arcade Fire, R.E.M. and Sigur Rós. When online video was still in its infancy — YouTube didn’t officially launch until November 2005 — the series showed the medium’s potential as a way not just to share traditional music videos, but also to document music in a different way. Though the idea attracted its share of like-minded successors, Vincent Moon’s brainchild stood out for its sumptuous, au naturale approach and its well-chosen guests, acting as a kind of visual John Peel session.

It’s a coup for both sides, then, that Jack White has brought the show out of retirement. Directed by Colin Solal Cardo, White’s session was filmed at the Saint-Saturnin Chapel at the Château de Fontainebleau in Paris. He performs stirring, sparsely adorned renditions of “The Same Boy You’ve Always Known,” from the White Stripes‘ 2001 White Blood Cells, and “Entitlement,” from his record-setting 2014 solo album, Lazaretto. Band members Lillie Mae Rische, Dominic Davis and Fats Kaplin can be seen backing him. Watch below.

White still has tour dates in the United States through September 24; visit his website for more information.