Earlier today (March 6), it was revealed that Jack White was the mysterious purchaser of Elvis Presley's first ever recordings on acetate, for an auction price of $300,000.

Now, in an official statement, White has confirmed that he will be distributing the two recordings as a special Record Store Day vinyl release. The rocker will also be featured as the cover story for the upcoming edition of Billboard:


The issue, which will hit stands on March 10, features editor Joe Levy's exclusive interview with White, where they discuss everything from the vinyl resurgence, preserving music and the Presley recordings. You can read the full interview here.

Third Man Records will secure the original recording quality of Presley's "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" on a limited facsimile, 10-inch 78RPM disc available on April 18. The label will reprint the original typewritten labels on Prisonaires labels taken directly from the Sun Records headquarters back in July of 1953. It will be representative of, in detail and as close as possible, the original pressing.

A 7-inch 45RPM will be made more widely available later this year featuring newly restored versions of the two songs. The label says, "Working from a transfer done by industry expert Alan Stoker at the Country Music Hall of Fame, the audio will be as clean as modern technology can make it without losing the feeling and soul that makes these two songs both haunting and breath-taking."

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