Jack White Breaks Record For Fastest Studio-to-Store Record
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.19.2014
Only a few hours...
Billboard reports that Jack White has broken the record for the world's fastest released record. At 10 AM CT today (on Record Store Day), White recorded on a stage in front of a small crowd in the Blue Room at Third Man Records' Nashville studio. He recorded a limited edition 7-inch of the title song from his upcoming album Lazaretto. The album will be released on June 10 through Third Man Records/Columbia.
After the material was recorded, the masters were taken to United Record Pressing, which began to press the 45s. The sleeves were printed from photos taken at the show. The records were taken by White personally to Third Man to sell to fans. The entire process took three hours, fifty-five minutes and twenty-one seconds.
The previous Guinness World Record holder for the fastest album release belonged to Swiss accordion trio Vollgas Kompanie. The trio released a live album on August 16, a day after recording it.
Meanwhile, Whirlwind Heat appeared at Third Man to play its first live show since 2006 (possibly its last ever). It's Do Rabbits Wonder? LP is getting reissued on several different colors of vinyl for Record Store Day.
Third Man will tweet a recap video of the record today.