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Jack recently sat down with Joe Levy for an in-depth Billboard magazine cover story interview. Jack and Joe discussed the resurgence of vinyl, music preservation and much more, but most importantly, Jack’s recent acquisition of an item many people feel is the holy grail of rock & roll history. Read all about it here now and pick up a copy of the magazine on newsstands March 10th.
In the interview, Billboard reveals that Jack was the mystery high bidder on Elvis Presley's first-ever record. Third Man Records will release this recording for Record Store Day 2015.
Utilizing the actual unrestored audio as it currently exists on the sole original copy of "My Happiness" b/w "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" Third Man will make a limited facsimile, 10-inch 78rpm disc available on April 18, 2015. From reproducing the typewritten labels (printed on the reverse of extra Prisonaires labels that happened to be laying around Sun Records in July 1953) to being packaged in a plain, nondescript, of-the-era sleeve, the utmost attention to detail has been paid in order to create an object so close to the historic original as to almost be indistinguishable from one other.
Later this year, Third Man will release a widely available 7-inch 45rpm featuring newly restored versions of the two songs. Working from a transfer done by industry expert Alan Stoker at the Country Music Hall of Fame, the audio will be as clean as modern technology can make it without losing the feeling and soul that makes these two songs both haunting and breath-taking. Listen to a clip of "My Happiness" and get a glimpse of this spinning piece of American musical history in this video and view images of the artwork below:
Our Nashville storefront will be closed today, Thursday, March 5th, due to weather. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please also note that due to the extreme weather, we are experiencing shipping delays. Please allow an additional 2-3 days for your order to ship.
Billy Reid/Third Man Records Austin Shindig - Wednesday, March 18, 11:30am – 8pm
Billy Reid is proud to announce its partnership with Third Man Records to host the Billy Reid/Third Man Records Austin Shindig, presented by K-SWISS. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 18, from 11:30 am - 8 pm at Weather Up, located at 1808 E. Cesar Chavez.
This is the fifth annual Austin Shindig for Billy Reid and media partner American Songwriter Magazine, and the third year the Alabama-based fashion company will return to Weather Up in East Austin. Weather Up provides ideal indoor and outdoor spaces for guests and artists, as well as a top-notch staff that will serve up signature Woodford Reserve cocktails and much more.
In the past, Billy Reid’s Austin Shindigs have garnered much attention for curating stellar lineups, including performances by Dawes, Kurt Vile, John Hiatt, Civil Wars, Jason Isbell, Billy Joe Shaver, Delta Spirit, Phosphorescent, Punch Brothers, Heartless Bastards and Hayes Carll, among others. The Billy Reid/Third Man Records Austin Shindig will feature nine performances by must-see artists including Natalie Prass, Steve Gunn, Bully, Laura Marling and Third Man Records' own Olivia Jean. The exceptionally cool Third Man Rolling Record Store will also be on site the day of the Shindig, selling specialty products and exclusive vinyl from their stable of recording artists.
RSVP to the Billy Reid/Third Man Records Austin Shindig HERE. Get up-to-the-minute coverage of the BR/TMR Austin Shindig on the day of the show on Instagram at @billy_reid and @thirdmanrecordsofficial; Twitter at @billy_reid, @thirdmanrecords and @thirdmanrrs; and on Facebook at @billyreid, @thirdmanrecords and @thirdmanrrs.
COMPLETE AUSTIN SHINDIG LINE UP:
11:30 La Luz / 12:00 Steve Gunn / 12:50 Bully / 1:40 Gill Landry / 2:30 Hurray For The Riff Raff / 3:20 Olivia Jean / 4:20 Broncho / 5:20 Natalie Prass / 6:25 Laura Marling
BLUEPRINTS + Grand Opening Reception - Wednesday, March 18th, 8pm - 11pm
Following Wednesday's showcase, Third Man Records will host the grand opening reception for their installation BLUEPRINTS, an exploration of Paramount Records and the birth of American Music as well as a Third Man Records pop-up shop. BLUEPRINTS will be located in Billy Reid's Austin retail space at 1122 W. 6th St. The installation serves as a tribute to the music, musicians, and record label that changed the sonic landscape of our country in the early 20th century, and encourages visitors to learn about Paramount Records and interact with the Grammy winning "Cabinet of Wonder" box sets released by Third Man and Revenant Records over the past two years. The grand opening will feature the musical stylings of Up Around The Sun (Tim Kerr and Jerry Hagins), as well as food, drink and merriment and the opportunity to create your own Spirit-o-gram (shadow silhouette!) with Bryce McCloud, the Nashville artist responsible for much of the stunning design of The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records box sets. One of the masterminds behind the Paramount reissues and Revenant Records founder, Dean Blackwood, will also be at the event to discuss the project and answer questions.
BLUEPRINTS will be open to the public from March 12th through May. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10-7, Sunday 12-6. Exclusive records and merchandise will be available the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of SXSW, with additional retail surprises and events to follow throughout the life of the installation. Keep an eye on the Third Man Twitter (@thirdmanrecords) for daily updates.
ROLLING RECORD STORE
The Third Man Rolling Record Store will be rollin' and chooglin' into Austin and making its way around and about the city throughout the festival with limited, RRS-only merchandise, exclusive records, and... live performances! The big yellow truck will begin its journey at the Billy Reid/Third Man Records Austin Shindig and the Blueprints opening, and from there will buzz around Austin hosting some of our favorite up-and-coming bands for short sets. Stay tuned to the Rolling Record Store Twitter page (@thirdmanrrs) for updates and exclusive offerings each day, or eat our dust!
Full list of Rolling Record Store Stops and Performances:
THURSDAY: 1-6pm @ Antone’s Records
3:00 Lazy / 3:30 Lee Bains III & The Gloryfires / 4:00 Girlpool / 4:30 Webster X / 5:15 Screaming Females
FRIDAY: 12-8pm @ Home Slice
3:00 Thee Oh Sees / 3:50 Growwing Pains / 4:40 Video / 5:30 Chastity Belt
SATURDAY: 12-8pm @ Home Slice
3:00 Blind Shake / 3:50 Lucern Raze / 4:40 Pujol / 5:30 Nots
SUNDAY: 12-5 @ Hangover Brunch at Frank
12:45 Juan Wauters / 1:30 Ultimate Painting / 2:15 Jacuzzi Boys / 3:00 Ed Schrader’s Music Beat / 3:45 Pile
Third Man Records is so pleased to announce that the day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived. In honor of the ten year anniversary of The White Stripes' Get Behind Me Satan, Record Store Day 2015 will mark the release of the first ever commercially available version of the pivotal record on vinyl. This 180-gram double LP features disc one pressed on red vinyl with disc two pressed on white vinyl and includes a full-size, 12” x 12”, gatefold lenticular jacket (below). Newly-created inner artwork reprising themes of the original promo-only version of the Satan LP will be exclusive to this release, and an MP3 download code will be included.
click image to see lenticular motion in action...
This limited and exclusive pressing of Get Behind Me Satan will be available at participating record stores as well as Third Man Records only on Record Store Day, April 18th, 2015, with a non-exclusive, standard-artwork, black vinyl release to come later this year.
A running order exclusive to the vinyl format will be as follows:
Forever For Her (is Over For Me)
As Ugly As I Seem
The Denial Twist
Take, Take, Take
I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)
Stay tuned for more information regarding Record Store Day in the coming weeks...!
Ben Swank recently spoke with Rolling Stone about Parquet Courts and the reasons why the band is "universally loved throughout the entire Third Man Records compound." Read his love letter and hear Rolling Stone's track premiere of "Duckin & Dodgin" off their new Live at Third Man Records release here. The album is available for purchase TODAY! Purchase your copy HERE.
Remember Vault Package #19 with those 4 coveted clear vinyl White Stripes 7" singles from the Elephant era? Surprise! The black vinyl versions are now available! The four singles ("Seven Nation Army," "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself," The Hardest Button to Button," and "There's No Home For You Here") feature badass non-album b-sides, 3 of which are covers of songs from some of Detroit's turn-of-the-millenium best and brightest (Brendan Benson, Jason Falkner, Dan Miller (Blanche), Soledad Brothers), and one of which is a live White Stripes medley of "I Fought Piranhas" and "Let's Build a Home," recorded at New York's legendary Electric Lady Studios.
Most of these tracks have been remastered from the original analog sources, and the artwork on all the singles has been improved upon by the Third Man Creative Hive. "There's No Home For You Here", which was originally coupled with a generic company sleeve, now has stunning new artwork. It looks electrifying! On top of looking good, these sleeves are soft as a baby, printed with an aqueous coating, so they feel like a cross between rubber and lambskin. It's nice.
So, if you missed Vault Package 19, or if you just don't want to wear out your clear copies, pick up these four singles in our online store or Nashville storefront now. Also available as a bundle for only $20.