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Jack White To Release First Elvis Record

March 09, 2015 | Other

The musician Jack White portrayed Elvis Presley in “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” in 2007. Now, he’s bringing Elvis back to life in another way: by releasing Elvis’s first-ever recording on Third Man Records, Mr. White’s label, after paying $300,000 for the acetate disc. Billboard reported that Mr. White was the anonymous bidder who bought the 1953 recording at a Graceland auction this January. The record features two covers of ballads, “My Happiness” and “That’s Where Your Heartaches Begin,” and was recorded by an 18-year-old Presley in Memphis three years before his breakout single, “Heartbreak Hotel.” Third Man Records will release the recording on April 18, Record Store Day, as a 10-inch, 78-r.p.m. facsimile. Mr. White has broken a few vinyl-related records recently. On Record Store Day last year, he set the world’s fastest time (3 hours, 55 minutes and 21 seconds) for recording, pressing and releasing a vinyl disc, and his 2014 album, “Lazaretto,” is the biggest-selling vinyl album since 1994.

Source:New York Times
Clemmie wrote on March 11, 2015
Kudo's and TYVM! to Mr. Jack White.....& while I am at it, BRAVO!! TCB!
Jeoliverm wrote on March 11, 2015
Could anybody explain me this matter? As fas as I know My Happiness was released in 1990 in the album "The Great Performances" and That's When Your Heartaches Begin was in 1992 in the Box-Set "The King Of Rock'n'Roll - The Complete 50's Masters". And I believed that both tunes were mastered from the original (the one and only?) acetate. So... What's the big news about release both tunes again? On the other hand, I like very much Jack White and I'd like him anyway though he didn't like Elvis
Nilson Rego wrote on March 12, 2015
(There´s) Gold in the mountains, love in the hills. TCB! :-)