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Jack White Breaks World Record

Jack White has set a record for world's fastest record release.

According to White's label Third Man Records, it took just 3 hours, 55 minutes and 21 seconds from White recording "Lazaretto" at the label's Nashville studio to having the seven-inch single go on sale at their store.

White cut the track onstage with a band in Nashville, had the master recording rushed to the pressing plant, printed out a paper sleeve, assembled it and took the first copy to the Third Man store, where it was sold to the first customer. All in under four hours.

The previous Guinness World Record holder for the fastest record release belonged to Swiss accordion trio Vollgas Kompanie, which released a live album on August 16th, 2013, one day after recording it. The idea of taking this challenge dates back at least to 1977, when a British punk band called Warsaw Pakt got the Needle Time! album recorded and in shops within 24 hours.

 

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