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The White Stripes announce special 20th-anniversary edition of their debut album

While we’re still firmly left in shock at the fact it has been 20 years since The White Stripes released their self-titled debut album, Jack White’s Third Man Records has announced a huge deluxe release of the album complete with unreleased songs.

The new edition will be titled THE WHITE STRIPES XX and will feature not only the usual bumper deal fodder, some unreleased tracks and live recordings, DVD featuring footage of two previously-unseen 1999 gigs in Hamtramck, MI and Detroit, MI, as well as a 24-page archival booklet and a hard-cover hinged case. But it doesn’t appear to include the actual album.

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“1999 was a pivotal year for the White Stripes,” reads a post announcing the boxset. “From recording their first album through rumours of the band’s demise and embarking on their first-ever tour, the band worked extremely hard and was fortunate to see small but incremental gains from their efforts.“

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You will not see this release in shops or online, it is only available through Third Man Records’ ‘Vault’ service, which you can sign up to here. You will have until 31st October to sing up otherwise this release will pass you by.