- Original Release Date: July 1, 2008.
- Release Date: July 1, 2008.
- Label: Warner Bros.
- Copyright: 2008 Third Man Records, LLC, exclusively licensed to Warner Bros. Records Inc., A Warner Music Group Company.
- Duration: 2:37 minutes.
- Genre: Alternative Rock.
Blue Orchid is the opening track on The White Stripes’ fifth album, the 2005 Get Behind Me Satan, follow-up to their mainstream break-through – Elephant (2003). GBMS had been awarded the 2005 Alternative Record of the Year.
This album of (once-married) duo Meg & Jack White is considered to be a gem of original, unaltered, unbiased, experimental blues/rock by many, to be enjoyed most by initiated White Stripes fans.
Blue Orchid became the most popular and radio-friendly of the album’s 13 tracks, as much for Jack’s thrilling signature guitar riffs as its dark lyrics addressing an unnamed lover (reportedly actress Renée Zellweger): “You got a reaction/You got a reaction didn’t, you?/You took a white orchid/You took a white orchid — turned it blue…”
The White Stripes’ Blue Orchid as well as their entire GBMS album are available as MP3 downloads from Amazon.
CLICK HERE: Blue Orchid (Album Version)