Jack White’s Record Breaking “Lazaretto” Recording
Jack White has a new item for his resume: Making the world’s fastest record. White accomplished the feat during Record Store Day (April 19). At 10 a.m. he took the stage in the Blue Room at his Third Man Records headquarters in Nashville. A few hundred fans got to hear White and his band lay down a live recording of the song “Lazaretto,” which will appear on his upcoming second solo album. Jack also recorded the Elvis Presley song “Power of My Love” as a B-side for the single before sending the recording off to United Record Pressing.
White and his band, which consisted of members of both his all-female and all-male backing bands the Peacocks and the Buzzards, continued to play a mini-set for the enthusiastic crowd. The set included the White Stripes classics “Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground” as well as “Hotel Yorba.”
After the set White went to oversee the pressing of the “Lazaretto” 7” vinyl. It took only 3 hours, 55 minutes, and 21 seconds from the time that Jack and his band hit record, until the musician personally handed out the first copies of the single back at Third Man Records. Jack White’s second solo album, aptly named Lazaretto, will be released on June 10.