Big Star - The Best Of Big Star

CONCORD RECORDS

  • £26.99


The 16-track collection spans all three of the influential band’s LPs (1972’s #1 Record, 1974’s Radio City and Third, released after the group disbanded, in the late ’70s), and features rare edits of some of their most popular songs. Liner notes from GRAMMY® Award-winning writer and director Robert Gordon, plus an introduction by the sole surviving Big Star member, drummer Jody Stephens, round out the package. Best of Big Star is available as a 2-LP, 45 rpm album housed in a gatefold jacket, with lacquers cut at Ardent Studios and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Memphis Record Pressing.

Much like Nick Drake, the Velvet Underground, and other critically esteemed artists whose work only gained commercial traction long after its initial release, Big Star let loose their trademark mix — shimmering jangle pop with a side of elliptical melancholia — into a world that just wasn’t ready for it. In his liner notes, Robert Gordon muses that the band “fizzled before most anyone heard them, then when they seemed totally forgotten they began to exert more musical influence than most bands ever dream of — an unusual story … Big Star reminds us that great art lives, that immediate audience appreciation can’t be counted on and that it’s not about the brightness of the light but its beauty."

TRACKLIST:
  1. In The Street (single mix)
  2. Don’t Lie To Me (single version)
  3. September Gurls (single version)
  4. Thirteen
  5. Jesus Christ (Single Edit)
  6. I’m In Love With A Girl
  7. O My Soul (single edit)
  8. Feel
  9. When My Baby’s Beside Me
  10. Take Care
  11. Life Is White
  12. Watch The Sunrise (Single Version)
  13. The Ballad Of El Goodo
  14. Nightime
  15. Back Of A Car
  16. Thank You Friends 

 

 


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