is the name of a music project based upon an orchestral
reworking of the music of the band The White Stripes
. Its members are Richard Russell
and Joby Talbot
. Jack White
, of the White Stripes, has endorsed the project.Rob Jones
has also produced an exhibition of artwork based on the album.
Ten images based upon the album, as well as a series of other White Stripes and Raconteurs
artwork, all by Rob Jones, were displayed at the Richard Goodall Gallery
in Autumn 2006. In the 999 LP editions of the album there are 10 inch square sections of a silk print by Rob Jones in each sleeve.
The album, of avant-garde
orchestral music, was originally conceived by Richard Russell and Joby Talbot. After working on some tracks - including "Aluminium" (the White Stripes' original from the album White Blood Cells
retained the American
spelling "Aluminum") and "I'm Bound to Pack it Up" - they presented the work to the White Stripes in Cincinnati
Following White's penchant for the number "3", only 3,333 copies of the CD
version have been produced, along with 999 LP
. In addition to this, the album is available on unlimited download. The album was available for pre-order
on November 6, 2006 and fully released on November 13.
The music was recorded by a specially... Read More