Originally released in 2005, Get Behind Me Satan was a departure from Elephant. Acoustic guitar, piano, mandolin, and marimba are favored over electric guitar riffs, and the Detroit duo also takes a more rhythmic approach to songs (not to say the blues/punk aesthetic is completely absent, peep "Blue Orchid" and "Instinct Blues"). Nevertheless, the full-length "reminds listeners of the fundamental nature of their production," and it retains the "iconic elements" that listeners can immediately attribute to The White Stripes. What's also interesting about the 5th album from Jack and Meg is the fact that upon release, the vinyl version of the record was limited to a measly 600 promotional copies. The intention was to re-record the album in a New Zealand studio for an official vinyl version, which would not happen due to the said facility foregoing some of the equipment needed to do re-do the LP. Record Store Day 2015 saw a color vinyl release, and this 2016 pressing is the first publicly distributed commercial vinyl release in all its 180g, black wax glory.
- 180g black double vinyl pressing
- gatefold sleeve
- original release year: 2005
- music label: Third Man Records 2016
reviewed by heloim 12/2016