Jack White is set to take fans on a trip down memory lane with a 20th anniversary edition of the band’s beloved album ‘Elephant’ as part of his label Third Man Records’ long-running Vault subscription program.
The package includes a new mono remix of the original album on red and white vinyl, a red glitter 7-inch single (featuring two mixes of the demo for ‘Hypnotize’ and the original, first take version of ‘You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket’), a DVD with previously unreleased footage from the time, and a 28-page booklet loaded with rare photos.
The mono mix was made direct from the original master tapes and contains a number of “little surprises and treasures,” including an extra four bars at the end of ‘Seven Nation Army’, a lyric that was later edited out of ‘Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine’, and fly-on-the-wall studio chatter. According to Third Man Records, the goal is to pay homage to the original album, not to completely reimagine it.
The DVD also includes footage of Jack and Meg White recording ‘It’s True That We Love One Another’ with Holly Golightly, two different live performances at Tokyo’s Shibuya Ax in October 2003 (including a cover of the Stooges’ ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’), a Japanese interview, and behind-the-scenes clips of the Stripes filming the video for ‘The Hardest Button to Button’.
The 20th anniversary edition of Elephant is available to sign up for through Third Man Records’ website until January 31st.