Jack White breaks World’s Fastest Record during Record Store Day

White broke a Guinness World Record from 2013

On Saturday, April 19th, Jack White broke the record for World’s Fastest Studio-to-Store Record.

Shortly before 10 am, White stepped on stage of the Blue Room at his Third Man Records in Nashville where he recorded direct-to-acetate a live version of his latest single, “Lazaretto,” from his upcoming second solo CD of the same name. The masters, along with pictures taken during the performance, were then rushed up the street to United Record Pressing where copies were pressed and assembled with artwork and returned back to Third Man where the first few copies were sold to members of Whirlwind Heat (who performed that afternoon at Third Man).

The time from start to first sale was accomplished in a record time of three hours and fifty-five minutes and twenty-one seconds.

White broke a previously held Guinness World Record for Fastest Album Release by the accordion-toting polka trio Vollgas Kompanie, who issued their Live album on August 16, 2013, one day after they recorded it in their native Switzerland.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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