(Gibson) Jack White will release alternate versions of the White Stripes tracks "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" and "Let's Build a Home" as part of the Vault series by his record label, Third Man Records. The two tracks were originally recorded for the duo's 1999 self-titled debut, but those versions weren't used.
The songs were eventually rerecorded for White Blood Cells and De Stijl. The 1999 versions will be presented on White Stripes Outtakes, a 7-inch record in Vault Package #11, a set which will also include the third and final triple-album volume of the White Stripes' Singles Compilation on black, white and yellow vinyl, as well as a fold-out poster integrating with the previous albums and a solar-reactive color-changing Third Man Records T-shirt. Pre-orders for the set are open until January 31.
Meanwhile, White will appear on an episode of American Pickers on The History Channel tonight, welcoming the show to the Third Man Records base in Nashville to offload personal artifacts such as the actual photo booth used for the Dead Weather's "Hang You from the Heavens" video. more on this story