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White Stripes' 'Peel Sessions' to get official Record Store Day release

Jack White's Muppets collaboration will also be available from April 16

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The White Stripes' rare 2001 'Peel Sessions' will be released officially for the first time ever as a double album for Record Store Day.

The two live sessions were recorded with late legendary BBC DJ John Peel in support of their third album 'White Blood Cells'. Jack White's Third Man Records will release the collection on special red and white vinyl. Pitchfork reports that a black vinyl pressing will follow later this year.

Third Man Records will also release a green-coloured vinyl of Jack White's recent team up with the Muppets and their cover of Stevie Wonder's 'You Are the Sunshine of My Life' next month (April 16). The singer appeared on the long-running TV show earlier this month (March).

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Last year, Jack White revealed that his former bandmate Meg White "doesn't answer her phone" to him, adding of the group's future: "That time is gone".

Third Man Records later added: "[Meg] doesn’t have to answer her phone. [Jack is] not even complaining about that nor is it depressing. The White Stripes is over and it’s been said a hundred times, and maybe that’s just the quickest way for him to answer that question he gets asked a dozen times a day. Jack loves Meg, and she’s an incredible drummer - nobody can do what she does and did with The White Stripes – but those days are unfortunately gone. Let’s move on, Jack and Meg have."

Jack White released his second solo album 'Lazaretto' in 2014. Read the NME review of 'Lazaretto'.

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