The White Stripes share rare Death Letter video ahead of De Stijl anniversary reissue

Photo: Paul Bachmann

Photo: Paul Bachmann

A very obscure performance of Death Letter has been shared ahead of The White Stripes‘ 20th anniversary reissue of De Stijl.

Filmed at Jay’s Upstairs in Missoula, Montana, it captures the duo showing off their habit of an essential cover, Death Letter one of the prime examples of why De Stijl is such a fondly remembered record despite its follow-up White Blood Cells being the one which would deliver their commercial breakthrough.

Being a Third Man affair, there’s of course plenty of extras and bonus features included in the reissue package, such as a 2001 New Year’s Eve concert at Magic Stick in Detroit.

De Stijl tracklist (20th anniversary edition):

Truth Doesn’t Make a Noise
A Boy’s Best Friend
Sister, Do You Know My Name?
I’m Bound to Pack It Up
Vanilla Fields
Piano Octaves
You’re Right, I’m Wrong
I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself

Let There Be Rock (AC/DC cover)
Dog Eat Dog (AC/DC cover)
You’re Pretty Good Looking (For a Girl)
Hello Operator
Death Letter
Little Bird
Lord, Send Me An Angel
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
Apple Blossom
Broken Bricks
Truth Doesn’t Make a Noise
I’m Bored
Let’s Build a Home / Goin’ Back to Memphis
Suzy Lee
After Hours (Velvet Underground cover)

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