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White Stripes prep box set for debut LP, share unreleased cover; Jack White / Jack Black collab coming soon

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The White Stripes‘ self-titled debut album tuns 20 this year and to celebrate, it’s getting a 20th anniversary companion box set via Third Man, as part of the label’s Vault subscription service. This deluxe The White Stripes XX package comes with an album’s worth of outtakes, including an early version of “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” and a previously unreleased cover of Burt Bacharach’s “Little Red Book” (also famously covered by Love). From Third Man:

With only a handful of days spent recording in the cold, amenity-free studio in a Detroit January, it is of legitimate surprise the bounty of previously forgotten alternate takes and unreleased tracks that exist from said sessions. At a time when every last inch of tape meant dollars spent, the fact that ANYTHING extraneous was saved is not just remarkable, but a windfall for fans two decades later.

You can listen to “Little Red Book” below.

The box set also includes a full show recording, ‘Live at the Ritz 9/26/99,’ from their tour opening for Pavement, as well as a ‘Live at Pacheck’s 3/13/99′ DVD and a ‘Live at the Magic Stick 5/30/99′ DVD. You can check out the tracklist below.

You’ll need to sign up for the Third Man Vault subscription service by October 31 to be eligible to purchase The White Stripes XX.

In other news, not only did Jack White finally hang out with Jack Black (Tenacious D posted a picture with him on Instagram in June and joked that he was their new merch guy), they now took it one step further and made a song together. The Tennessean reports that on stage at a Tenacious D show in Nashville on Sunday, Jack Black said, “Jack White… we went over to his house today and recorded a brand new song.” He also said that the song should be coming out on Third Man Records at some point. Stay tuned for details and check out the instagram of them hanging out below.

Jack White is out with The Raconteurs and they’ll hit NYC for three shows in September.

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The White Stripes XX tracklist:

Self-Titled Outtakes-
1. Dead Leaves
2. I Fought Piranhas
3. Jimmy The Exploder
4. Let’s Build a Home
5. Little Red Book (Burt Bacharach)
6. Screwdriver
7. Slicker Drips
8. Sugar Never Tasted So Good
9. Wasting My Time
10. Why Can’t You Be Nicer to Me?

Live at the Ritz 9/26/99 LP
1. Astro (partial)
2. Jimmy the Exploder
3. Do
4. Sugar Never Tasted So Good
5. Little People
6. Broken Bricks
7. Suzy Lee
8. Let’s Build a Home
9. Jolene (Dolly Parton)
10. Good to Me (Brendan Benson cover)
11. I’m Bored (Iggy Pop cover)
12. The Big Three Killed My Baby
13. Trick Bag (Earl King)
14. Screwdriver

Live at Paycheck’s 3/13/99 DVD
1. Broken Bricks
2. Let’s Shake Hands
3. The Big Three Killed My Baby
4. Do
5. Jimmy the Exploder
6. Wasting My Time
7. Cannon – John the Revelator
8. Screwdriver
9. 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
1. I’m Bored (Iggy Pop)
2. Broken Bricks
3. The Big Three Killed My Baby
4. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself (Bacharach/David)
5. Jimmy the Exploder
6. St. James Infirmary (traditional)
7. Astro
8. Cannon – John the Revelator (traditional) – Grinnin In Your Face (Son House)
9. 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

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