The 6th June 2007 issue of New Musical Express (the NME) came with a unique and collectible freebie – part 1 of a gatefold 7 inch single release of ‘Rag and Bone’ from The White Stripes’ forthcoming album “Icky Thump” due for release on 18 June 2007.
Part 1 was pressed in red vinyl with ‘Rag and Bone’ on the A-side and an exclusive etching designed by Jack White on the B-side.
Only 120,000 copies were pressed of the red vinyl ‘Rag and Bone’ single
The gatefold sleeve included space for Part 2 which you had to purchase. ‘Icky Thump’, the title track from the new album, was released on white vinyl a week later on 11 June.