May 9, 2013
Jack White’s Nashville imprint to capture the glamour of the roaring twenties with gold and platinum “metalized” special editions of The Great Gatsby OST.
Housed in birch-wood record jackets “riveted to aluminum spines”, the shiny, overtly garish records reflect more than just “the Art Deco-meets-modern style, classic meets cutting edge, which is the essence of The Great Gatsby film”, coming with a safety warning for what are described as “blindingly reflective metalized discs”.
Succeeding to fetishise the Baz Luhrmann film still further, the records are the latest in a lavish campaign, with Third Man claiming that “mere words pale in comparison to the actual physical presence of this piece”. To test the hyperbole, you can get your hands on a copy for $250 when US-only pre-sale begins on May 10th at 9am, with a further 100 records at Third Man’s Nashville shop an hour later on the same day. [via FACT]
Listen to Bryan Ferry’s jazzed-up cover versions for the soundtrack here or take a peak at the bejewelled 12″s below.