Third Man Records Releasing 20th Anniversary Vault Package #55 Of The White Stripes Elephant XX


Third Man Records is releasing Vault Package #55 The White Stripes – Elephant XX which is the 20th anniversary expanded edition of their 2003 album.  There is a MONO remix of the album on white and red vinyl, a 7-inch red glitter of Jack White’s “Hypnotize” demos, a DVD of never-seen footage and a 28-page booklet of unpublished photographs. The package is available through Third Man’s Vault Subscription and the cutoff to sign up for #55 is January 31st  at midnight CST. Jack White and Bill Skibble mixed the album from the original multitrack tapes and discovered forgotten bits of the music like four extra bars at the end of “Seven Nation Army.”  

White’s demo for “Hypnotize” is included with two mixes. He gave the song to local Detroit garage band The Hentchmen in 1998 but they never used it. A few years later The White Stripes made their recording of the song and it became one of the most favored in their catalog. The DVD has footage of them performing The Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog” in Japan, an unseen interview with Jack and Meg and more. The signup for Vault subscriptions can be found on the Third Man site.  

                                                   The White Stripes Elephant XX Tracklisting

2 x LP

1. Seven Nation Army

2. Black Math

3. There’s No Home For You Here

4. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself

5. In The Cold, Cold Night

6. I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother’s Heart

7. You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket

8. Ball And Biscuit

9. The Hardest Button To Button

10. Little Acorns

11. Hypnotize

12. The Air Near My Fingers

13. Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine

14. It’s True That We Love One Another

all songs newly mixed in MONO by Jack White and Bill Skibbe


1. Hypnotize (solo demo mix 1)

2. Hypnotize (solo demo mix 3)

3. You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket (take one)

Elephant Era Video Artifacts DVD:

– “It’s True That We Love One Another” Toe Rag Studio recording footage

– Live @ Shibuya Ax, Tokyo 10/21/03

         Black Math

         Dead Leaves and The Dirty Ground

         I Think I Smell A Rat/Take A Whiff On Me

– Jack and Meg Interview 10/22/03

– Live @ Shibuya Ax, Tokyo 10/22/03 

         I Wanna Be Your Dog (The Stooges)

         Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground

         Black Math

         Cannon/John The Revelator

         Ball And Biscuit

         In The Cold, Cold Night

“The Hardest Button To Button” 8mm film reel