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Jack White Covers “Love is Blindness” for The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby premiers this Friday at theater near you. And good news for everyone who thinks the movie will have an awesome soundtrack, you can buy that today. I remember reading this book as a high school senior and while it was a good book, at the time I didn’t like any book I forced to read. But now, I look back and think how good the book really was and that the new movie looks pretty cool.

The soundtrack looks just as good if not better than the actual movie, and I’m sure having Jay-Z be executive producer helped contribute to that. The soundtrack will feature songs from Beyonce, Fergie, Gotye, Jay-Z himself, Florence And The Machine and others. But the song we are here to hear is Jack Whites cover of U2’s “Love is Blindness.”

White told Rolling Stone in a recent interview that he has always been obsessed with the song. “I listened to that a lot in my headphones. I listened to that on repeat quite often,” White said. In fact this is the second time he’s recorded the song. The first time was in 2011 at the request of U2 guitarist The Edge, who asked White if he wanted to contribute to a collection of Achtung Baby covers celebrating the album’s 20th anniversary.

“I get requests for some kind of compilation, duet or tribute album twice a week, and I always say no. I can’t stand 99 percent of them — they’re just wastes of time . . . I thought, ‘Well, this feels real close to me. As long as I can do “Love Is Blindness.” As long as no one’s taken that,” White said.

The film opens this Friday (May 10) and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, and until then you’ll have to enjoy the soundtrack.

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