Jack White Just Bought Elvis’ First Record for $300K; Will Reissue For Record Store Day

While you were slaving away at your cubicle, Jack White dropped $300,000 on the first vinyl record Elvis Presley ever released.

Not to say we’re hating: White’s going to reissue the single via his label Third Man Records on Record Store Day as a 10″ that replicates the simple, original sleeve “in order to create an object so close to the historic original as to almost be indistinguishable from one other,” according to the press release. The audio, of course, will also be restored—White has chosen Alan Stoker for the job, a curator for the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. Later, the record will be released as a 7″.

The record, which contains two covers of “That’s When Your Heartache Begins” and “My Happiness,” was recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, in July 1953.

Watch a teaser below for the special RSD release.

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