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The White Stripes announce 20th anniversary 'White Blood Cells' companion album

The White Stripes are set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their seminal album White Blood Cells being released by sharing a new companion album, including 13 previously unreleased tracks.

The LP will be released by White’s Third Man Records as a classic red vinyl as well as a separate white LP which contains an unreleased live recording from their show at Headliner’s in Lousiville. It’s a guaranteed collector’s item.

White Blood Cells XX comes complete with not only two classic LPs but also an hour-long DVD which contains behind-the-scenes footage of the recording process for the landmark album. To add a little more spice to the release, it will also come with a 12″ x 12 ” colour booklet that comes complete with rare posters and unseen photos.

The press release states: “In February 2001, Jack and Meg White hopped into their trusty Dodge van and made their way down south to Easley-McCain Recording in Memphis, Tennessee. Inspired and electrified by their recent overseas touring and the increasingly rabid reaction to their live performances, the White Stripes would, for the first time, record an album outside of their hometown Detroit.

“Interviews at the time had Jack postulating that the record might stretch to a double LP length and while that didn’t happen, the fruit born from the sessions proved markedly unique in the band’s canon.”

Below get unusual behind-the-scenes view of The White Stripes recording the album.