Published Apr 08, 2013Third Man Records' quarterly Vault subscription series has previously rolled out a string of Jack White-related rarities, and now the label has unveiled another batch of archival releases from the garage rock mogul's beloved band the White Stripes.
The label notes that this package was put together to acknowledge the 10th anniversary of the White Stripes' 2003 classic Elephant. It includes Nine Miles From the White City, a 79-minute live double-LP that was recorded at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom on July 2, 2003. The two records are red and white, respectively.
A press release notes, "The crystalline soundboard recording is best experienced through the impromptu, off-the-cuff performance of a song written on-the-spot that would be come to called 'Little Cream Soda.'" See the tracklist below.
The package also includes a 7-inch single with demo versions of the songs "I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart" and "Little Acorns." This has been pressed on red vinyl with black wisps.
The set is rounded out by Pictures from Elephant, a 56-page collection of photos taken during the Elephant recording sessions by David Swanson.
Scroll past the Nine Miles From the White City tracklist to hear some brief snippets from the package.
Nine Miles From the White City:
1. When I Hear My Name
2. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
3. Love Sick (Bob Dylan)
4. Hotel Yorba
6. Cool Drink of Water Blues (Tommy Johnson)
7. The Hardest Button to Button
8. I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart
9. Stones in My Passway (Robert Johnson)
10. Stop Breakin' Down (Robert Johnson)
12. In the Cold, Cold Night
13. Seven Nation Army
14. The Same Boy You've Always Known
15. Black Jack Davey (traditional)
16. We Are Going to Be Friends
17. Offend in Every Way
18. Little Cream Soda
19. Cannon/Party of Special Things to Do (Captain Beefheart)
20. Candy Cane Children
21. The Air Near My Fingers
22. Screwdriver (tease)
23. Ball and Biscuit
24. Screwdriver (reprise)
25. Let's Build a Home
26. Goin' Back to Memphis (Henry & June)