Jack White Performs Stripped Down Versions of Two Songs in France
A few months ago, Jack White performed two shows at Paris' legendary L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix concert hall. The afternoon before his second concert, White and a few of his bandmates ventured to Chateau de Fontainebleau to perform stripped-down versions of two songs, 'Entitlement' and 'The Same Boy You've Always Known.' The tunes were captured on film and you can watch them in the video above.
Inside the Saint-Saturnin Chapel at the Fontainebleau Castle, White -- along with bassisst Dominic Davis, multi-instrumentalist Fats Kaplin and violinist Lillie Mae Rische -- first played a beautiful rendition of 'The Same Boy You've Always Known' from the White Stripes' 'White Blood Cells.' The removal of drums (and addition of bass, mandolin and fiddle) takes the slow garage rocker to a whole new level. This recent version of the 2001 tune sounds as though it could have been birthed in the streets of New York City's Greenwich Village circa 1960.
After wrapping up 'The Same Boy You've Always Known,' White walks out of the chapel and sits on the step with Rische for an intimate interpretation of 'Entitlement,' the eighth track from his latest solo LP, 'Lazaretto.' Even though the studio version has a similar feel to it, with the birds chirping in the background and unbelievably gorgeous view of Château de Fontainebleau, this new treatment of 'Entitlement' stands out on its own.
Both performances were directed by Colin Solal Cardo and filmed as part of La Blogothèque's 'Take Away' series. Benjamin Booker -- who recently toured with White -- also filmed 'A Take Away Show' while in Paris. Watch 'Have You Seen My Son?' in the video below: