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The White Stripes announced today details of the forthcoming limited edition box set for their documentary, Under the Great White Northern Lights, due March 16, 2010, and now available for pre-sale via the band’s official website.  In celebration of today’s news, Jack and Meg will premiere footage on MySpace of “Let’s Shake Hands” from their 10th anniversary concert tonight at 9pm PST.

Helmed by Emmett Malloy who followed Jack and Meg (on stage and off) during their whirlwind tour of Icky Thump across the provinces and territories of Canada in the summer of 2007, Under Great White Northern Lights premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2009 to positive reviews, but has not yet been widely available to fans, unlike Jack’s other documentary, It Might Get Loud

As Jack and Meg aim to please, however, the box set package for Under the Great White Northern Lights is a stunner. Fans will rejoice at the following: the DVD of Under Great White Northern Lights; a live DVD of Under Nova Scotian Lights (the band’s 10-year anniversary concert filmed at the historic Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia); a CD/double LP of 16 live tracks (the duo’s first live album); a 208-page book of shots photographer Autumn de Wilde took of the White Stripes during the Canadian tour; and a silk-screen print by artist Rob Jones, and other exclusive items.

The track listing for the live CD is as follows:
1. Let’s Shake Hands
2. Black Math
3. Little Ghost
4. Blue Orchid
5. The Union Forever
6. Ball and Biscuit
7. Icky Thump
8. I’m Slowly Turning Into You
9. Jolene
10. 300 MPH Torrential Outpour Blues
11. We Are Going to Be Friends
12. I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself
13. Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
14. Fell In Love With a Girl
15. When I Hear My Name
16. Seven Nation Army

For those who don’t wish to pony up the $179 for the box set before January 1st (or $229 after), pieces of the package will be available for sale on March 16, with the de Wilde photography book TBD. The live DVD, however, is exclusive to the box set, and will not be available for individual sale.