While Jack White recently appeared on Later … With Jools Holland to perform an acoustic rendition of We’re Going To Be Friend, an extended version of the White Stripes co-founder’s appearance has now emerged.
It turns out that there were another two songs and an interview which didn’t make the final cut of the broadcast. With Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page also present, White talked with Holland about his new compilation Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998 – 2016. The frontman reflected on the arduous task of whittling down three hours of material to make the final tracklist. This included removing all of the live and cover tracks, something which will no doubt leave die-hard fans hungering for a future release.
White also reflected on collaborating with Beyonce for her Lemonade LP, referring to the diva as “very beautiful.” He also discussed the efforts of his label Third Man Records to launch a proof turntable into outer space.
Of the two solo arrangements that didn’t make it to air, the first was another track from The White Stripes’ discography, Sugar Never Tasted So Good. Having initially appeared on the White Stipes eponymous LP, the latest version is an even bluesier iteration than the original.
White also performed a stripped-down version of Just One Drink from his 2014 solo LP Lazaretto.