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  • Audio CD (May 31 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: V2
  • ASIN: B0009LDNBI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
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1. Blue Orchid (album version)
2. Who's A Big Baby? (b-side)
3. Though I Hear You Calling, I Will Not Answer (b-side)
4. You've Got Her In Your Pocket (version of a track from `Elephant' - recorded live in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Product Description

1st single lifted from their 2005 album, Get Behind Me, Satan. This UK 7-inch single includes the album version of the title track along with one non-album track, 'The Nurse' which is unavailable on either part of the UK CD single. XL. 2005.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa65b2c48) out of 5 stars 18 reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa65db714) out of 5 stars 3rd Age Review July 4 2005
By Richard R. Carlton - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This is the Blue Orchid single with all 4 of the tracks, including the 2 non-album releases: Who's A Big Baby? and Though I Hear You Calling I Will Not Answer.

Jack White now breathes the rare air of living legend as he continues to develop at light speed. This is nothing less than the leading edge of the 3rd age of rock and roll as Jack continues to lead the way for what will we will look back on as the great ones of the era....Kings Of Leon, Razorlight, and those that follow.

The Blue Orchid singles have been released as follows:

Blue Orchid US CD Single (2005 May 31)

.....Blue Orchid

.....Who's A Big Baby

.....Though I Hear You Calling I Will Not Answer

.....You've Got Her In Your Pocket (Live in Belfast)

Blue Orchid UK Import CD Single (2005 Jun 19)

.....Blue Orchid

.....Though I Hear You Calling I Will Not Answer

Blue Orchid Swedish Import CD Single (2005 Jun 19)

.....Blue Orchid

.....Who's A Big Baby

.....You've Got Her In Your Pocket (Live in Belfast)
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa65db768) out of 5 stars OK, ignore the other reviews found here none of them helped June 17 2005
By James C. Vavasour - Published on
Format: Audio CD
OK, ignore the other reviews found here none of them helped me. Here is a true description of what you will find on the Blue Orchid EP.

Blue Orchid: This is the album version. 8/10

Who's a Big Baby: This is a song, as opposed to what others may say. It has a very definite melody, though I do not like it much. If you are a die-hard fan, you will listen to it and be glad to have it in your collection. It is obviously experimental, and for some reason reminds me of a song from some type of really lame 80's cartoon Halloween special. This song has primarily sinth, mild drums, marimba outro, Meg on vocals and her voice has been digitized or something of that nature. 4/10

Though I Hear You Calling I Will Not Answer: This song has a very Led Zeppelin vibe, maybe along the line of thier classic "Friends". Not the rocking kick ass Zeppelin vibe but the acoustic bluesy vibe. Jack's vocals are rough and under produced but very good none the less. I do not like the "chipmunks" speed-up vocals. I do like the deep vocals towards the end of the song. This song has no signs of Meg, no drums. Just acoustic guitar, marimba and Jacks vocals. 7/10 (under produced) would have been a 9/10

You've Got Her In Your Pocket (live): This is an absolute gem, I prefer unreleased tracks to live track on my EP's but this is an amazing version with very tender guitar and is near accapella. This song very much complements the EP and is a perfect anchor after "Though I Hear You Calling I Will Not Answer". I actually think this is among the best live tracks ever released by The White Stripes and it gives a nice alternative to the album version of the song should you ever be in the mood for a little Elephant with your Satan. 10/10

This EP is well worth the money for any collector and it is safe to say that if you want this EP, you probably are.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa65dbba0) out of 5 stars The White Stripes Rock!! Dec 12 2005
By Bored as heck - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I have two favorites on this CD: and thats Blue Orchid and Who's a Big Baby? Blue Orchid rocked and gave it a new meaning, and Who's a Big Baby is a great cheer-up song if you ever need one. the other two im not so sure about but those two definitely rocked
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa65dbf6c) out of 5 stars Please forgive me Meg and Jack... June 11 2005
By Jenny R. - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I have to agree, unfortunately, with "A music fan" on this one. I am an avowed, obsessed Candy Cane child myself, but when I heard this single (well, the B-sides at least) I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. "Blue Orchid" is an incredible, thumping rock song, but the B-sides "Who's A Big Baby" and "Though I Hear You Calling..." are simply bizarre.

When I listened to "Who's A Big Baby" my first reaction was "What the fudge?" (or something like that...). I was embarassed just listening to this song; I cannot believe that Jack White -- musical genius that he is -- had the balls to actually release this appalling piece of claptrap and to admit to having created it... But on the other hand, perhaps that's the point... and he's playing a big joke on all of us. After all, the song is pretty funny in a cringe-inducing sort of way...

"Though I Hear You Calling..." has potential, it's just that Jack unfortunately decided to ruin what could have been a powerful, haunting blues / bluegrass song by adding horrid chipmunk-pitched backing vocals to the mix, making a joke of an otherwise excellent piece of music... And I really wanted to like this song! Maybe it'll be good live?

The live "...In Your Pocket" is a relief to hear after that; a comforting return -- at the end of this noodle-scratcher of a single -- to the classic, safe, White Stripes that we all know and love. But like "A music fan" pointed out, this track and "Blue Orchid" don't really redeem the rest of the cd, or make it worth purchasing.

My advice is, download "If You Hear Me Calling..."; stay the hell away from "Big Baby" (unless you need a good laugh); and, if you love "Blue Orchid" (which of course you must!) go out and buy "Get Behind Me Satan". That's definitely worth your while, and your money.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa65e106c) out of 5 stars Dissapointed June 20 2005
By Musician - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I bought this after the album, hoping to grab a piece of 'Stripes history, and discover some new songs at the same time.

Blue Orchid- The same as the album (buy the album instead). I gave my review 1 extra star cause this song is so good, but you dont need my review to tell you that.

Who's a Big Baby? - One of the worst songs Ive ever heard, White Stripes or anyone else for that matter. I might be their biggest fan in my city, but I have too much self respect to sympathize with this trainwreck.

Though I hear you calling...- This had amazing potential to be a great song, I feel what ruined it most was the fact that Jack's voice was so quiet and far away. With some composure, and timing added, this would have been very memorable.

Youve Got Her in your pocket (live) - I really loved this song on Elephant, but somehow the live preformance dosent cut it for me. It seems to make it less sensitive or somthing. This is strange for me to say because I really loved what their live preformances do to their songs.

All in all, unless you really love Blue Orchid, dont buy this, the new songs are not worth listening to. Adversly, order the Vinyl single, which has The Nurse as it's B-side. (I currently have it on order.)