White Stripes Releasing 20th Anniversary Edition Of Second Album


The White Stripes will mark the 20th anniversary of their 2000 album De Stijl with a massive Third Man Vault reissue packed with unreleased recordings, two live performances and other memorabilia from that era.

Titled The Accompaniment To De Stijl: The White Stripes’ Sophomore Album, the set boasts two colored LPs -- one white, one red -- and a DVD housed in a hardcover case. It also includes an archival booklet filled with previously unseen photos, flyers and more.

A total of 25 previously unreleased recordings are spread across the two LPs, including covers of AC/DC's “Let There Be Rock” and “Dog Eat Dog” as well as a rendition of the Velvet Underground’s “After Hours." The LPs also contains early versions of songs that would appear on De Stijl as well as its follow-up, 2001's White Blood Cells.

Third Man stated about the tracks, “Only recently discovered in the basement of Stripes’ archivist Ben Blackwell, these recordings, many with alternate and unused lyrics, were completely forgotten by (Jack) White, yet form a pivotal foundation and structure on which the De Stijl album would build from."

The DVD features two concerts from the De Stijl era, which the label promises have never been seen before and are "taken directly from the original tapes deep within the archives, never previously shared, exciting and insightful as all get-out."

To get the anniversary package, you have to sign up for Third Man Records’ Vault Subscription series by midnight CT on April 30th.