The White Stripes unveil De Stijl 20th anniversary rarities collection

Collating some previously unreleased demos, and a full live album.

The White Stripes performing in 2001

The White Stripes performing in 2001. Image: Nicky J. Sims / Getty

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The White Stripes have announced details of a companion album to their 2000 LP De Stijl to celebrate its 20th anniversary, released exclusively through the Third Man Records Vault subscription service.

Jack White started third man records in 2001, and the label has since released various rarities collections for the White Stripes and White’s other projects. The label has since opened up a vinyl pressing plant in Detroit in 2017. Its Vault subscription service allows access to a series of special vinyl releases along the same lines as this De Stijl collection.

The double vinyl LP comes with a number of Jack White‘s original acoustic boombox demos for De Stijl alongside live recordings and B-sides from the De Stijl era. There’s also a few covers thrown in for good measure, with the first disc featuring previously unreleased covers of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself and Thee Headcoats’ You’re Right, I’m Wrong’ recorded in Melbourne, Australia in 2000.

The second disc, meanwhile, is a recording of the band’s 2001 New Year’s Eve hometown show at the Magic Stick in Detroit, at which the band took on AC/DC’s Let There Be Rock, as well as The Velvet Underground’s After Hours, with Meg White singing on the Velvet Underground cover.

The De Stijl Companion LP
Image: Third Man Records

More information over at thirdmanstore.com. The full tracklist for the release is below:

LP1 tracklist

1. Truth Doesn’t Make a Noise
2. A Boy’s Best Friend
3. Sister, Do You Know My Name?
4. I’m Bound to Pack It Up
5. Expecting
6. Vanilla Fields
7. Piano Octaves
8. You’re Right, I’m Wrong
9 I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself

LP2 tracklist (Live in 2001 at the Magic Stick, Detroit)

1. Let There Be Rock (AC/DC cover)
2. Dog Eat Dog (AC/DC cover)
3. You’re Pretty Good Looking (For a Girl)
4. Hello Operator
5. Death Letter
6. Little Bird
7. Lord, Send Me An Angel
8. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
9. Apple Blossom
10. Broken Bricks
11. Cannon
12. Truth Doesn’t Make a Noise
13. Jolene
14. I’m Bored
15. Let’s Build a Home / Goin’ Back to Memphis
16. Suzy Lee
17. After Hours (Velvet Underground cover)

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