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Elephant is the critically acclaimed fourth album by American rock band The White Stripes, released in 2003.

The album debuted at #1 in the UK and reached #6 on the Billboard Album Charts in the U.S., while it received very enthusiastic reviews and won Grammys for Best Alternative Album and Best Rock Song ("Seven Nation Army"). Its other famous songs include "The Hardest Button to Button" and their cover of Bacharach & David's "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself".

Template:RS500 It was also placed 39th in channel 4's 100 greatest albums [1]

Cover artEdit

The album has been released with at least six different versions of the front cover.[2] To give an example, in the U.S. CD (not vinyl) edition Meg White is sitting on the left of a circus travel trunk and Jack is sitting on the right holding the cricket bat over the ground. Another example is the UK CD release in which the cricket bat touches the ground and the image is mirrored so that their positions on the amplifier are reversed.


Track listingEdit

All songs written by Jack White, except where noted.

  1. "Seven Nation Army" – 3:51
  2. "Black Math" – 3:03
  3. "There's No Home for You Here" – 3:43
  4. "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 2:46
  5. "In the Cold, Cold, Night" – 2:58
  6. "I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart" – 3:20
  7. "You've Got Her in Your Pocket" – 3:39
  8. "Ball and Biscuit" – 7:19
  9. "The Hardest Button to Button" – 3:32
  10. "Little Acorns" (Mort Crim, J. White) – 4:09
  11. "Hypnotize" – 1:48
  12. "The Air Near My Fingers" – 3:40
  13. "Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine" – 3:17
  14. "Well It's True That We Love One Another" – 2:42


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Additional personnelEdit

  • Mort Crim – commentary
  • Holly Golightly – vocals
  • K. Johnson – author
  • Ian Montone – navigator

References and notesEdit

  2. The White Stripes official website, index to album artwork including covers, page 1 of 3. Page retrieved 25 October 2006
  3. The song was inspired by the monologue, although Jack did not seek out the recording of Crim. It was on a tape Ben Blackwell gave him to record on, the piano at the beginning of the song was improvised by Jack not knowing the monologue was on the other side of the tape. After discovering the monologue was also on the tape Jack wrote the song.Template:Fact

External linksEdit

Template:TnavbarThe White Stripes
Jack White | Meg White
Albums and EPs: The White Stripes | De Stijl | White Blood Cells | Elephant | Get Behind Me Satan | Walking with a Ghost | Icky Thump
Singles: "Let's Shake Hands" | "Lafayette Blues" | "The Big Three Killed My Baby" | "Hand Springs" | "Hello Operator" | "Lord, Send Me an Angel" | "Party of Special Things to Do" | "Hotel Yorba" | "Fell in Love with a Girl" | "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" | "We're Going to Be Friends" |
"Red Death at 6:14" | "Candy Cane Children" | "Seven Nation Army" | "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" | "The Hardest Button to Button" | "There's No Home for You Here" | "Jolene (Live Under Blackpool Lights)" | "Blue Orchid" | "My Doorbell" | "The Denial Twist" | "Icky Thump" | "Rag and Bone"
DVDs: Candy Coloured Blues (unofficial) | Under Blackpool Lights
Other projects: Aluminium
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Sympathy for the Record Industry | Third Man Records | Ian Montone | Triple Inchophone | The Upholsterers | The Go | The Raconteurs
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