The White Stripes’ ‘White Blood Cells’ Gets 20th-Anniversary Reissue


Third Man Records has announced Vault Package #48: White Blood Cells XX, a 20th-anniversary edition of the White Stripes‘ signature 2001 album White Blood Cells.

The reissue package promises a red vinyl LP containing 13 previously unreleased tracks, featuring demo versions of “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” and “Offend in Every Way,” a full-band studio take of “That’s Where It’s At” (an early version of “I Think I Smell a Rat”), early mixes of “The Union Forever” and “I Can’t Wait,” alternate takes of “Fell in Love With a Girl” and “This Protector,” and acoustic versions of songs that wouldn’t make the final cut, including “Oooh-Ahh” and “Feel Like I’m Three Feet Tall.”

White Blood Cells XX also includes a separate white LP containing a previously unreleased live recording from Headliner’s in Louisville, Kentucky, (recorded on September 6th, 2001), an hour-long DVD containing behind-the-scenes footage of the White Blood Cells recording process, and a full-color booklet containing rare posters and flyers, unseen photos and more, all housed in a custom slipcase cover. Subscriptions for White Blood Cells XX are available now through April 30th at www.thirdmanrecords.com.

From Rolling Stone