29 tracks from their two sessions for the legendary DJ. Third Man. Also available in CD.
Third Man released the first-ever official release of ‘The White Stripes Peel Sessions’ on 2 stuffed-to-the-brim discs. Having been widely bootlegged since their initial broadcast in 2001, these recordings are enjoying their first authorised release in celebration of their 15 year anniversary. Capturing Jack and Meg at the precipice of international renown in the hubbub of “White Blood Cells," their two live sessions with famed BBC DJ John Peel are arguably the best document of the White Stripes at that time.
What you hear on ‘The White Stripes: The Complete John Peel Sessions’ is a band on the cusp of being huge. This record has the energy of a band operating as a well-oiled machine and cranking out hit after hit, but it is performed with just a few people in the room. It is filled with smatterings of applause between each song. Those lucky few must have been blown away.