Jack White records world’s fastest single

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

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How long would you wait to get the world’s fastest record? Some fans waited outside the studio for 12 hours!

On Record Store Day this past Saturday, Jack White, ex-guitarist from the wildly popular band the White Stripes, broke the record for world’s fastest released track. At 10 in the morning, White walked onto stage in front of a small crowd at the Third Man’s Nashville studio to record a limited-edition track from his upcoming album Lazaretto.

The mastered song was then rushed to United Record Pressing, which immediately began crafting the 7-inch 45 vinyl records. Now, that may sound a little complicated, but pretty much a 45 is a kind of record that is played at 45 rpm (revolutions per minute) on a record player.

In total, the whole process took 3 hours, 55 minutes, and 21 seconds. White then personally escorted all finished records to the awaiting fans that had stood outside his studio for hours.

White also performed a short set of fan favorites during the entire process, including The White Stripes classic “Hotel Yorba.” While he played, fans could watch on television as the record was cut in a room behind the stage!

The previous Guinness World Record holder for the fastest album release belonged to a Swiss accordion trio called Vollgas Kompanie. They released a live album on August 16 just one day after recording it!

Now, if you’re a huge fan of White, then you can get the world’s fastest single on his album this upcoming June.

Images courtesy of Third Man Records.