The White Stripes’ seminal Elephant turns 10 years old this year. Already, Jack White’s Third Man Records has revealed plans to reissue the album for Record Store Day, and now they’ve announced a package for members of its subscription service The Vault, which features rarities and a new live album from the era.
Titled Nine Miles From the White City, the live album captures the band’s July 2nd, 2003 performance at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom. The 26-track effort includes a rare live performance of Captain Beefheart’s “Party of Special Things to Do”, an early version of “Little Cream Soda”, and “Seven Nation Army” smack-dab in the middle of the set.
The 7″ single comprises early demos of “I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother’s Heart” and “Little Acorns” featuring just Jack White and a piano.
The package is rounded out by a 56-page photo book by David Swanson, which chronicles the recording of Elephant. Only three of the 50-plus images have previously been published.
You can subscribe to Third Man Record’s Vault here.
Nine Miles from the White City Tracklist:
When I Hear My Name
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
Love Sick (Bob Dylan)
Cool Drink of Water Blues (Tommy Johnson)
The Hardest Button to Button
I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother’s Heart
Stones in My Passway (Robert Johnson)
Stop Breakin’ Down (Robert Johnson)
In the Cold, Cold Night
Seven Nation Army
The Same Boy You’ve Always Known
Black Jack Davey (traditional)
We Are Going to Be Friends
Offend in Every Way
Little Cream Soda
Cannon/Party of Special Things to Do (Captain Beefheart)
Candy Cane Children
The Air Near My Fingers
Ball and Biscuit