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Blue Orchid [Single]

White Stripes Audio CD

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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

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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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3rd Age Review July 4 2005
By Richard R. Carlton - Published on Amazon.com
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
4.0 out of 5 stars OK, ignore the other reviews found here none of them helped June 17 2005
By James C. Vavasour - Published on Amazon.com
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
5.0 out of 5 stars The White Stripes Rock!! Dec 12 2005
By Bored as heck - Published on Amazon.com
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
3.0 out of 5 stars Please forgive me Meg and Jack... June 11 2005
By Jenny R. - Published on Amazon.com
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.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The last great rock band May 31 2005
By Chris Montoya - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
One of the only real bands out there today that knows how to do a little rock n roll. It's not that lame scene music thats on the radios nowadays.
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