Jack White Sets Guinness World Record, Debuts New Material on Record Store Day
As a part of Record Store Day, Jack White set out to claim the world record for the fastest released record. At 10 AM CT yesterday, White walked on stage at Third Man Records in Nashville to record a limited edition 7-inch of “Lazaretto,” the title track to his forthcoming release due out June 10.
After completing the performance, masters were rushed to United Record Pressing, where the records were immediately pressed and printed before being escorted back to Third Man. In all, the process took 3 hours, 55 minutes and 21 seconds, an official Guinness World Record. The previous record belonged to Swiss accordion trio Vollgas Kompanie, who released a live album one day after recording it.
Following the initial performance, White stuck around to perform a short set that included brand new material from his forthcoming release. White dug into “High Ball Stepper,” “Three Women,” “Just One Drink” and “Would You Fight For My Love” from his new album. He also performed a trio of White Stripes songs in “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground,” “Hello Operator” and “Hotel Yorba.” White will kick off his tour beginning May 29 in Tulsa, OK.
Here’s a look at the setlist:
Jack White, Third Man Records, Nashville, TN, April 19, 2014
High Ball Stepper*, Lazaretto*, Power of My Love, Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground, Freedom at 21, Three Women*, Weep Themselves to Sleep, Love Interruption, Hello Operator, Just One Drink*, Hotel Yorba, Would You Fight For My Love*
Notes: *new song