Third Man Reissues Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison’s Sun Records Classics
D.A. Hunt also included in second round of re-releases
Jack White’s Third Man Records has announced its next set of Sun Records reissues. The label’s online store is currently selling fresh pressings of singles by Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and D.A. Hunt.
For $15, vinyl nerds can own 45-RPM 7-inch versions of D.A. Hunt’s “Lonesome Old Jail” b/w “Greyhound Blues” (available for the first time as an official 7-inch); Roy Orbison and the Teen Kings’ “Rockhouse” b/w “You’re My Baby”; and Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls of Fire” b/w “You Win Again.” The $15 price tag gets you the whole bundle, while the individual records fetch for $6 apiece.
As with the first installment in this reissue campaign (which highlighted material by Johnny Cash, Rufus Thomas, and the Prisonaires), the second batch comes in packaging that’s faithful to the original releases, complete with the classic Sun Records logo and label design. The limited-edition “Sun Ray” versions — featuring “an eye-catching yellow and black splatter configuration” — will be available on a future date at a location that has yet to be determined.
Head over to the Third Man Store to purchase the new Sun reissues, and scroll down to hear “Lonesome Old Jail,” “Rockhouse,” and “Great Balls of Fire.”