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Video Added! Jack White Smashes Record for Recording and Releasing a Single

April 22, 2014
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Sometimes, ya just gotta say, "Thank goodness for Jack White!"
 
The man who put buzzed-out riffs back on the radio with the White Stripes, has just broken the Guinness World Record for the fastest time recording and releasing a record—thankfully kicking to the curb the Swiss polka trio Vollgas Kompanie, who had held the top spot since 2008.
 
With typical bravado, White announced earlier in April that his 45 rpm single, "Lazaretto"/"Power of My Love" (an Elvis cover), would be "the world's fastest released record in the history of mankind."
 
True to his word, the live-performance single was recorded, mixed, pressed, and shipped out for sale for Record Store Day at three hours, 55 minutes, and 21 seconds.  As Vollgas Kompanie grabbed their 2008 record by releasing an album the day after they recorded it, White's under four-hour time was pretty much a slaughter.
 
White and his band recorded the two songs live in the Blue Room at Third Man Records, Nashville, cutting directly to acetate, and then rushing the masters off to United Record Pressing to manufacturer the 45s.
 
Read the original post by Miriam Coleman of rollingstone.com here.
 
JUST ADDED! Here's the "Recap" Video of the Record-Breaking Performance
 


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