Hear Jack White’s “Lazaretto,” The World’s Fastest Record
As someone who enjoys goofy stunts and old-timey vinyl, Jack White must feel like a kid on Christmas morning every time Record Store Day rolls around. For this year’s feat of ingenuity, he decided to record the world’s fastest record — a live-in-studio version of “Lazaretto,” the title track from his forthcoming album. From the in-studio performance to the actual vinyl release, White clocked it in at about three hours and 21 minutes. Al Ford, program director of the Edmonton radio station Sonic 102.9, made the pilgrimage down to White’s Third Man Records compound for Record Store Day, and in a new YouTube video, he recounts the entire experience and plays the wooly live version of the record. Check out his video below; the music starts around the 7:20 mark.
You can see highlights of the lightspeed manufacturing job, as well as other Third Man Record Store Day festivities, at the Third Man Instagram or in the video below.