Jack White marks 20th anniversary of The White Stripes’ debut album with new companion release

The deluxe package includes 10 unreleased tracks, live recordings, and more

The White Stripes' 1999 debut
The White Stripes’ 1999 debut

    Jack White will mark the 20th anniversary of The White Stripes’ self-titled debut with a new companion vinyl release.

    The White Stripes XX (as its called) contains previously-unheard outtakes from the album’s recording sessions, a live recording of a September 1999 performance in Raleigh, NC, a DVD containing performance footage of two Michigan shows that year, a 24-page archival booklet featuring never-before-seen photos, lyrics, flyers, and other insights, all housed in a hard-cover hinged case.

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    The cache of unreleased material includes an acoustic demo of “Dead Leaves”, alternate takes of “Jimmy the Exploder”, “I Fought Piranhas”, and “Wasting My Time”, and cover of Burt Bacharach’s “Little Red Book” (listen to a sample here). Other rarities include versions of “Screwdriver”, “Sugar Never Tasted So Good”, and “”Why Can’t You Be Nicer to Me?”. All of these tracks were newly mixed by White in celebration of the album’s 20th anniversary.


    The White Stripes XX is available through Third Man Records’ Vault subscription program. You can get more info and sign up here.

    In related news, White is currently touring the country with his other acclaimed rock band, The Raconteurs.

    The White Stripes XX Contents:

    Self-Titled Outtakes
    01. Dead Leaves
    02. I Fought Piranhas
    03. Jimmy The Exploder
    04. Let’s Build a Home
    05. Little Red Book (Burt Bacharach)
    06. Screwdriver
    07. Slicker Drips
    08. Sugar Never Tasted So Good
    09. Wasting My Time
    10. Why Can’t You Be Nicer to Me?


    Live at the Ritz 9/26/99 LP
    01. Astro (partial)
    02. Jimmy the Exploder
    03. Do
    04. Sugar Never Tasted So Good
    05. Little People
    06. Broken Bricks
    07. Suzy Lee
    08. Let’s Build a Home
    09. Jolene (Dolly Parton)
    10. Good to Me (Brendan Benson)
    11. I’m Bored (Iggy Pop)
    12. The Big Three Killed My Baby
    13. Trick Bag (Earl King)
    14. Screwdriver

    Live at Paycheck’s 3/13/99 DVD
    01. Broken Bricks
    02. Let’s Shake Hands
    03. The Big Three Killed My Baby
    04. Do
    05. Jimmy the Exploder
    06. Wasting My Time
    07. Cannon – John the Revelator
    08. Screwdriver
    09. Astro
    10. Sugar Never Tasted So Good
    11. One More Cup of Coffee (Bob Dylan)
    12. Lafayette Blues
    13. Slicker Drips

    Live at the Magic Stick 5/30/99 DVD
    01. I’m Bored (Iggy Pop)
    02. Broken Bricks
    03. The Big Three Killed My Baby
    04. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself (Bacharach/David)
    05. Jimmy the Exploder
    06. St. James Infirmary (traditional)
    07. Astro
    08. Cannon – John the Revelator (traditional) – Grinnin In Your Face (Son House)
    09. Stop Breaking Down (Robert Johnson)
    10. The Same Boy You’ve Always Known
    11. Wasting My Time
    12. When I Hear My Name
    13. Lafayette Blues
    14. Sugar Never Tasted So Good
    15. Let’s Shake Hands

    The White Stripes XX