Release Date: 21 October 2014
Format: 7inch Vinyl Single
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|‘Conquest’, the brand new single from The White Stripes, is released as a set of three separate coloured vinyl 7”s.
Originally written by Corky Robbins and popularised by Patti Page in the 1950s, ‘Conquest’ is a track with a long, rich history that Jack and Meg have wanted to cover from their earliest days together. They finally realised this ambition on their sixth album, ‘Icky Thump’, setting a pit-heavy, bass-laden guitar against a mariachi trumpet to create a blistering nouveau flamenco number. The track climaxes in a violent musical battle between Mexican trumpeter Regulo Aldama (found in a Nashville Mexican restaurant) and Jack White with his fastest solo on record.
•In addition, this single release will see ‘Conquest’ stunningly packaged and featuring three exclusive new tracks across three 7” vinyl formats – one black, one white and one red coloured vinyl.
Jack and Meg recorded the new tracks recently with Beck, who co-produced all three tracks during a recording session in his living room and contributed vocals and piano to ‘It’s My Fault For Being Famous’ (coupled with ‘Conquest’ on the black vinyl) and slide guitar on ‘Honey We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap’ (B side on the white vinyl). The red vinyl features ‘Conquest’ (Acoustic Mariachi Version) and ‘Cash Grab Complications On The Matter’. Inspired by the incredible ‘Conquest’ bullfight video directed by prolific musical videographer Diane Martel, each 7” will also include a Mondo Toro Collector’s Card featuring the near-mythical matadors El Sloth, El Bianca Rosa, and El Perdador. Despite being from early 1900s Spain and Portugal, these bull-fighters look strangely familiar.
Red Vinyl 7” - XLS320C
Conquest (Acoustic Mariachi Version)
Cash Grab Complications On The Matter