April 9, 2013


Jack White to Release Exclusive White Stripes Double Live Album

Tim Mosenfelder
Tim Mosenfelder

The White Stripes' fourth album Elephant hit the music scene in 2003 like, well, an elephant doing a cannonball, and Jack White is celebrating its 10th birthday appropriately.

His label Third Man Records announcement that in addition to the double-vinyl reissue (announced last month), subscribers of the label's Vault series will receive a 26-track live album.

Titled Nine Miles From the White City, the 79-minute set was recorded during a Stripes show at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom back in July of 2003, and it's very Elephant heavy. It also features covers of some of the late bands’ heroes, including Captain Beefheart, Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson and more. In true Stripes style, the double LP will be red vinyl on one side, white on the other.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, fans will get their hands on a 7-inch containing demos of “I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother’s Heart” and “Little Acorns.” And wrap all of that sonic glory up with a 56-page photo book that documents the recording of Elephant.

Fans interested in the Elephant explosion should sign up for the Vault series by April 30th.