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Jack White to Record, Press and Release ‘Lazaretto’ (the ‘World’s Fastest Record’) on Record Store Day


Of course. Of course Jack White had something up his sleeve for Record Store Day. Of course his unveiling of the “High Ball Stepper” video and Lazaretto album details was only the beginning. Of course he’s planning the “World’s Fastest Released Record, studio-to-store, in the history of mankind.”

As mentioned on Tuesday, White plans to release his follow-up to 2012’s Blunderbuss, Lazaretto, on June 10. (If you’re wondering what “Lazaretto” is, it’s a “house for the occupancy of the diseased poor or a ship or building set apart for quarantine.”) But here’s some brand-new action, which White’s Third Man Records revealed today: On the morning of April 19 (that’s Record Store Day, of course), White will play the Blue Room at his Third Man Records storefront here in Nashville. He’ll record direct to acetate “what will serve as the limited-edition version of his next single, a live rendition of the title track from his upcoming LP Lazaretto.” The masters will then be taken to the neighboring facility United Record Pressing, where they’ll be turned into 45s. Then, pictures taken at the show will be used for the 7-inch’s art. And, says TMR, “As long as there are fans in line waiting to buy the single, United will continue to press and deliver them to Third Man to sell. Even if it takes all day.” Of course.

Of course.

Tickets for this whole day —ULTRA TICKETS — are extremely limited and will be available exclusively through The Third Man Records Vault to Platinum Members. Ultra Ticket holders will get to watch Jack White live recording his World’s Fastest Record, Whirlwind Heat’s afternoon performance, and will receive copies of both The World’s Fastest Record 7” and the Whirlwind Heat Record Store Day LP release—all without having to wait in line! Vault Platinum members who are ticket holders need only show up, see Jack White play, hang out for a bit and eat, watch Whirlwind Heat (last show EVER??) and then, as they leave, pick up their bag with both RSD releases. No lines. No stress.
For those who can’t score tickets, The World’s Fastest Record will be made available for sale from the front of Third Man Records as soon as copies are pressed. Anybody who shows up that day during business hours wanting to purchase a copy will get one. Third Man promises to deliver until all customers are satisfied (one per customer, obviously!). The World’s Fastest Record will only be available at Third Man Records on Record Store Day. One time only!

Ultra Tickets for Record Store Day will be available via The Vault Pre-Sale ticket store at 3pm CT today, Thursday, April 3rd. NOT A VAULT MEMBER? SIGN UP HERE.

10am – Jack White recording World’s Fastest Record (limited edition “Lazaretto” 7”) and live show

2pm – Whirlwind Heat Live

4pm – Collect your RSD exclusives on your way out of the venue and enjoy your evening!