The White Stripes Mark 20 Years of 'White Blood Cells' with Unreleased Rarities
Hear an alternate take of "Fell in Love with a Girl"
Published Apr 06, 2021This July will mark 20 years since the White Stripes made their debut with White Blood Cells, and to mark the milestone, Jack White's Third Man Records has unearthed a trove of rarities for a massive reissue.
Anniversary companion White Blood Cells XX will arrive as part of Third Man Records' Vault Package release series, which fans can sign up for through April 30 at midnight CT.
Vault Package #48, which follows White's 4-LP live album from earlier this year, includes a red vinyl LP containing 13 previously unreleased demos, alternate takes and demos, as well as a second white LP that features a previously unreleased live recording from Headliner's in Louisville, KY.
Along with the wax, the set includes an hour-long DVD feature with behind-the-scenes footage of the White Blood Cells recording process, and a 12" x 12" full-colour booklet containing rare posters and flyers, unseen photos and more. All pieces will come housed in a custom slipcase cover.
You can find a complete breakdown of included rarities below, where you'll also find a previously unreleased alternate take of "Fell in Love eith a Girl" and a peek at the White Blood Cells behind-the-scenes film.
Following last year's Greatest Hits collection, the White Stripes have continued to reflect on their past with archival footage of a 2007 Bonnaroo set, a session From the Basement and an old performance on Jools Holland.
White Blood Cells XX:
Disc One (Demos, Outtakes and Alternate Mixes):
1. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (previously unreleased boombox demo take 1)
2. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (previously unreleased boombox demo take 2)
3. Hotel Yorba (previously unreleased alternate take live at the Hotel Yorba)
4. Fell In Love With a Girl (previously unreleased alternate take)
5. The Union Forever (previously unreleased working mix without interlude)
6. Offend In Every Way (previously unreleased acoustic boombox demo)
7. That's Where It's At (previously unreleased outtake)
8. Ooh-Aah (previously unreleased demo)
9. I Can't Wait (previously unreleased alternate mix)
10. Hey Mary (previously unreleased demo)
11. Feel Like I'm Three Feet Tall (previously unreleased boombox demo)
12. Rated X (previously unreleased alternate take live at the Hotel Yorba)
13. This Protector (previously unreleased alternate take)
Disc Two (Live at Headliners, Louisville, KY - September 6, 2001):
1. When I Hear My Name
2. Death Letter / Grinnin' In Your Face
3. Lord, Send Me An Angel
4. You're Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl)
5. Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
6. Hotel Yorba
7. Truth Doesn't Make A Noise
8. I Think I Smell A Rat
2. We're Going To Be Friends
4. The Union Forever
5. The Same Boy You've Always Known
6. Apple Blossom
7. Cannon / John The Revelator
9. Boll Weevil