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Record company releases limited edition Gatsby records made of precious metals

Disks are pretty sweet looking, will cost you a couple hundred bucks

For whatever reason, Third Man Records is releasing not only a limited edition gold record of the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby, they’re releasing a PLATINUM set too.

Gatsby records

The soundtrack itself is awesome — it was produced by Jay Z and features the likes of Andre 3000, Florence + The Machine, Jack White, and many more big name artists. And there’s no denying the fact that these precious metal disks are pretty dope looking — each one is assembled by hand and comes packaged in a laser-cut birch wood LP jacket which, oh by the way, is riveted to aluminum spines.

Gatsby record frontside

Gatsby record backside

But doesn’t this all seem like an exorbitant waste of moola? In a release promoting these promotional materials, the company wrote:

All of these elements (gold, platinum, aluminum, wood and brass) showcase the Art Deco-meets-modern style, classic meets cutting edge, which is the essence of The Great Gatsby film and Third Man Records.

Part of me is shaking my head and yet, another part of me is reaching for my wallet.

If you’re a fan of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, were really taken Baz Luhrmann’s silver screen adaptation, or otherwise are a collector of anything and everything remotely related to Leonardo DiCaprio, then you can head over to the Third Man Records website and complete your pre-order for the record set today.

The cost: $250.

Don’t have that much coin to burn but want to learn more about how they were able to do this? Check out the creation process below:

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