Previously unreleased White Stripes song ‘Rated X’ emerges – listen

Duo's cover of Loretta Lynn will feature on a reissue of her Jack White-produced album

A previously unreleased recording by The White Stripes will feature on a reissue of country singer Loretta Lynn’s 2004 album ‘Van Lear Rose’, which was produced by Jack White.

The White Stripes’ cover of Lynn’s song ‘Rated X’ was recorded in 2000, and was intended as the B-side of the duo’s single ‘Jolene’. However, it has never been given an official release until now. The release of the ‘Jolene’ single was scrapped, with ‘Jolene’ instead becoming the B-side of ‘Hello Operator’.


‘Rated X’ will feature on a white vinyl seven-inch single as part of a box-set of ‘Van Lear Rose’ issued by White’s record label Third Man, backed by another Lynn cover by The White Stripes, a version of her song ‘Whispering Sea’ recorded live in 2005.

The $60 (£39) box also includes the original album pressed on gold vinyl, a badge, embossed postcard and a DVD about the making of the album featuring interviews with White and Lynn. It’s available for pre-order until April 30 via Third Man’s website.


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