Jack White has been in Nashville to get Elvis Presley’s first recording digitised for reissue on his Third Man label.
The 10″ acetate disc was bought by White at auction for $300,000 in January. The two songs on the record – ‘My Happiness’ and ‘That’s When Your Heartaches Begin’ – were recorded by Presley in July 1953, when he was 18, at Sun Records studios in Memphis.
White took the record to Alan Stoker, a curator at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, who created a digital file from the acetate. Third Man will release the single on 10″ vinyl on 18 April for Record Store Day. [via Guardian]