9. mar, 2015

Jack White to Release First Elvis' Record

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.

Musikeren Jack White spilte Elvis Presley i filmen "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" i 2007. Nå, bringer han Elvis på banen på en ny måte; ved å slippe Elvis’ aller første innspilling på sitt plateselskap Third Man Records, etter at han betalte 300.000 USD for original platen. Billboard har meldt at White var den anonyme budgiveren som kjøpte 1953-innspillingen på Graceland-auksjonen i januar. Platen inneholder to ballader; "My Happiness" og " That’s Where Your Heartaches Begin" som ble spilt inn av en 18 år gammel Presley i Memphis tre år før hans gjennombrudds singel "Heartbreak Hotel". Third Man Records vil slippe opptaket den 18. april (Record Store-Day), som en 10-tommers, 78-rpm duplikat.

Source; New York Times