The White Stripes Announce 20th Anniversary ‘White Blood Cells’ Companion Album

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of The White Stripes’ 2001 album White Blood Cells, Jack White’s Third Man Records has announced a companion album of unreleased material from the era.

White Blood Cells XX includes 30 previously unreleased songs and live recordings. The tracklist includes demos of “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” and “Offend In Every Way” as well as songs not released in any form, like “That’s Where It’s At,” “Oooh-Ahh,” and “Feel Like I’m Three Feet Tall.” There are also alternative versions of “Fell In Love With a Girl,” “This Protector,” and “The Union Forever.”

Also included is an hour-long DVD featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the making of White Blood Cells and a previously unheard live recording of The White Stripes’ September 6th, 2001 performance at Headliners in Louisville, Kentucky pressed on white vinyl. Rounding out the collection is a 12″ x 12″ full-color booklet, which features rare posters and flyers, unseen photos, and other memorabilia.

To preview the release, The White Stripes have shared an alternative version of “Fell In Love With a Girl” along with some footage featured on the DVD. Watch it below.

White Blood Cells XX is available now until April 30th via Third Man Records’ Vault Subscription service.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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