This year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the White Stripes’ White Blood Cells, and to celebrate, Third Man Records has announced Vault Package #48: White Blood Cells XX, an expanded edition of the seminal 2001 album.
The package includes a red vinyl LP containing 13 previously unreleased tracks, a separate white LP containing a previously unreleased live recording from Headliner's in Louisville, KY, an hour-long DVD containing behind-the-scenes footage of the White Blood Cells recording process, and a 12" x 12" full-color booklet containing rare posters and flyers, unseen photos and more, all housed in a custom slipcase cover.
As a teaser, Third Man has released an alternate take of the record’s breakout single, Fell in Love with a Girl. You can check it out above.
Included on the red-vinyl disc one of Vault Package #48: White Blood Cells XX are embryonic demos of Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground and Offend in Every Way, as well as never-previously-released tracks like a full-band studio take on That’s Where It’s At (which later evolved into I Think I Smell a Rat) and “skeletal sketches” of Oooh-Ahh and Feel Like I’m Three Feet Tall, among other rarities.
Disc two, meanwhile, is a previously unreleased live recording from Headliner’s in Louisville, captured on September 6, 2001. The performance is a straight-from-the-soundboard recording and pressed on white vinyl.
Additionally, Vault Package #48 includes an hour-long behind-the-scenes peek at the White Blood Cells sessions at Easley-McCain Recording in Memphis. You can see a clip from the video above.
For more information on Vault Package #48: White Blood Cells XX, head to Third Man Records (opens in new tab).