Third Man Records Unveils Details for Record Store Day, Including Elvis Presley Reissue
Jack White's always-ambitious Third Man Records announced today (April 6) that they have no plans to take it easy on Record Store Day 2015, which this year falls on April 18.
Elvis Presley's first-ever recording, the record that Third Man Records calls "arguably the most important piece of rock and roll memorabilia in the world" and that White bought at an auction in January for $300,000, will be on display behind bullet-proof glass and watched over by an armed guard.
In celebration of the record -- which features recordings of "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" and is being re-released on vinyl for RSD -- Third Man is also providing fans the opportunity to "record themselves in the exact same way Elvis did in his first session at Sun Records in Memphis back in June of 1953."
"Behold the Third Man Recording Service," the label says. "One mic, one song, cut directly to a 10" lacquer disc. Cut at 45RPM to be accommodating. George Ingram and Wes Garland (the crack engineers at Nashville Record Productions who cut all of the TMR titles to vinyl) will be manning the 1955 Scully lathe (from King Records in Cincinnati) making sure folks get only the best of quality."
Recordings will take place by appointment only; obviously, demand will be high (sign-up details will be shared here). Third Man Records also teased more upcoming Record Store Day announcements, including some new information to be released next week.
To further prove Jack White's admiration of Elvis, check out his ultimate tribute below: White's portrayal of the rock and roll legend in the faux-biopic Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story.
Oh, and it's not all Presley at Third Man. The White Stripes are finally releasing the vinyl edition of Get Behind Me Satan. Get excited: