The White Stripes Celebrate Their Self-Titled Debut

The record turns twenty this year, so Third Man is releasing an anniversary edition. 

Can you believe it’s been twenty years since we first encountered Detroit rockers Jack and Meg White (when we thought they were brother and sister, but they turned out to be lovers)? The White Stripes’ debut album turns twenty this year, and Jack White’s very own Third Man Records is releasing a special anniversary edition as part of their Vault subscription service. 

This XX package will feature outtakes, a previously unreleased cover of Burt Bacharach’s “Little Red Book,” and a full show recording, including a 1999 performance opening for Pavement.

To purchase The White Stripes XX, you must first sign up for the Third Man Vault by October 31. You can do that here

And there’s more good news: former FLOOD cover star Jack Black is at long last joining forces with the ying to his yang, his titular counterpoint, Jack White (another former FLOOD cover star). Tenacious D announced during a recent Nashville show that they visited White’s house to record a song together, which will also be released via Third Man. Finally, the Jacks collide. Probably because they were both on our cover. 


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