Big Star

Big Star - I Got Kinda Lost - Fan Made Project (2013) {8CD set with bonus 9th disc, 2015 Upgrade rec 1965-1975}

Big Star - I Got Kinda Lost - Fan Made Project (2013) {8CD set with bonus 9th disc, 2015 Upgrade rec 1965-1975}
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© 1965-75, 2015 Ardent Music | ST100/6 | unofficial | Fan Made Project
Rock / Contemporary Pop/Rock / Power Pop

This is the expanded 'I Got Kinda Lost' unofficial Big Star box set. Previously this set contained four discs and was jam packed with all kinds of Big Star related tracks. Like the previous incarnations of 'I Got Kinda Lost', this expanded 2013 release attempts to tell the story chronologically of Big Star through their studio outtakes and alternate versions by keeping it more Big Star centric through the prism of Chris Bell and Alex Chilton - the architects of the band.
Big Star - 3rd 'a.k.a Sister Lovers' (1975) {Video Arts-Rykodisc Japan MiniLP VACK-1298 rel 2005}

Big Star - 3rd 'a.k.a Sister Lovers' (1975) {Video Arts-Rykodisc Japan MiniLP VACK-1298 rel 2005}
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© 1975, 2005 Ardent Music / Video Arts Japan / Rykodisc | MiniLP | VACK-1298
Rock / Contemporary Pop/Rock / Power Pop

Cardboard sleeve, digitally remastered re-release of Big Star's last album featuring all of their original members. Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) replicates original LP artwork with obi strip, printed inner and lyric sheet in Japanese & English. After Big Star released Radio City, they fell apart, leaving Alex Chilton to record in 1975 what was later released as 3rd (aka Sister Lovers). The album is strikingly different from everything Chilton created before or after. With pained outpourings such as the haunting "Holocaust," it holds its own against rock's greatest monuments to existential angst, from Tonight's the Night to Bryter Layter. It also ranks alongside the Beach Boys' SMiLE as perhaps the only "classic" album with no set sequence. (Chilton never bothered to sequence it because, upon its completion, no label wanted to release it.) It finally came out four years later, and since then, while it has appeared on several labels, no two have used the same track order.
Big Star - Radio City (1974) {Victor Entertainment Japan MiniLP VICP-62292 rel 2003}

Big Star - Radio City (1974) {Victor Entertainment Japan MiniLP VICP-62292 rel 2003}
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© 1974, 2003 Ardent Music / Victor Entertainment Japan | VICP-62292 | Mini LP
Rock / Contemporary Pop/Rock / Power Pop

Largely lacking co-leader Chris Bell, Big Star's second album also lacked something of the pop sweetness (especially the harmonies) of #1 Record. What it possessed was Alex Chilton's urgency (sometimes desperation) on songs that made his case as a genuine rock & roll eccentric. If #1 Record had a certain pop perfection that brought everything together, Radio City was the sound of everything falling apart, which proved at least as compelling.
Big Star - #1 Record (1972) {Victor Entertainment Japan MiniLP VICP-62291 rel 2003}

Big Star - #1 Record (1972) {Victor Entertainment Japan MiniLP VICP-62291 rel 2003}
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© 1972, 2003 Ardent Music / Victor Entertainment Japan | VICP-62291 | Mini LP
Rock / Contemporary Pop/Rock / Power Pop / Proto-Punk

First-to-CD reissue of Big Star's 1972 first album. Expected to come housed in a mini-LP type cardboard sleeve. The problem with coming in late on an artwork lauded as "influential" is that you've probably encountered the work it influenced first, so its truly innovative qualities are lost. Thus, if you are hearing Big Star's debut album for the first time decades after its release (as, inevitably, most people must), you may be reminded of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers or R.E.M., who came after – that is, if you don't think of the Byrds and the Beatles circa 1965. What was remarkable about #1 Record in 1972 was that nobody except Big Star (and maybe Badfinger and the Raspberries) wanted to sound like this – simple, light pop with sweet harmonies and jangly guitars.
Big Star - Complete Third (2016) {3CD Box Set Omnivore Recordings OVCD-192 rec 1974}

Big Star - Complete Third (2016) {3CD Box Set Omnivore Recordings OVCD-192 rec 1974}
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© 1974, 2016 Ardent Music / Omnivore Recordings | OVCD-192
Rock / Contemporary Pop/Rock / Power Pop / Proto-Punk

By all rights, the album that came to be known as Big Star's Third should have been a disaster. It was written and recorded in 1975, when Alex Chilton's brilliant but tragically overlooked band had all but broken up. As Chilton pondered his next move, he was drinking and drugging at a furious pace while writing a handful of striking tunes that were often beautiful but also reflected his bitterness and frustration with his career (and the music business in general). Production of the album wasn't completed so much as it simply stopped, and none of the major figures involved ever decided on a proper sequence for the finished songs, or even a title. (The album was also known as Sister Lovers and Beale Street Green at various times.) And yet, Third has won a passionate and richly deserved cult following over the years, drawn in by the emotional roller coaster ride of the songs, informed by equal parts love, loss, rage, fear, hope, and defeat.

Big Star - Live At Lafayette's Music Room-Memphis, TN (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 11, 2018
Big Star - Live At Lafayette's Music Room-Memphis, TN (2018)

Big Star - Live At Lafayette's Music Room-Memphis, TN (2018)
Classic Rock, Power Pop | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 556 MB
Label: Warners | Tracks: 20 | Time: 83:13 min

It is well known that Big Star played a one-off promotional show for the Memphis Rock Writer’s Convention at Lafayette’s Music Room in Memphis in May of 1973. It cemented them into legendary status due to the writers who witnessed it and carried the message of Big Star out in their writing, even though the band had only released one album, #1 Record, and were unsure of recording a second after the departure of co-founder Chris Bell.

Big Star: The Story of Rock’s Forgotten Band  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Dec. 2, 2017
Big Star: The Story of Rock’s Forgotten Band

Big Star: The Story of Rock’s Forgotten Band by Rob Jovanovic
English | June 14th, 2010 | ASIN: B0047T6QB2, ISBN: 1908279362 | 352 Pages | EPUB | 1.14 MB

"I want to make an album of real genius, to sit alongside the Stones' 'Exile On Main Street', and Big Star's 'Third'" (Peter Buck, R.E.M. 1991). The definitive biography of Big Star, the most influential band of the last 30 years.

Chris Bell - Looking Forward: The Roots of Big Star (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at July 7, 2017
Chris Bell - Looking Forward: The Roots of Big Star (2017)

Chris Bell - Looking Forward: The Roots of Big Star
Classic Rock, Powerpop, Singer-Songwriter | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:46 min | 454 MB
Label: Omnivore Recordings | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017

While Chris Bell is best known for his posthumous classic "I Am The Cosmos," and as a founding member of the legendary Big Star, his story did not begin there. Looking Forward: The Roots Of Big Star featuring Chris Bell delivers the origins of his incredible, infl uential and far too short career. This 22-track collection is the fi rst of its kind to chronicle music made by and with Bell before Big Star's iconic #1 Record—from bands with imaginative names like Rock City, Christmas Future, Icewater, The Wallabys, and more.

Big Star - Complete Third (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 15, 2016
Big Star - Complete Third (2016)

Big Star - Complete Third (2016)
Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Acoustic | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:21:30 | 463 MB
Label: Omnivore Recordings | Release Year: 2016

“The small but rabid cult of Big Star, composed initially of rock critics and hometown Memphis hipsters, coalesced around 1972’s #1 Record, which supercharged the legacy of the Beatles and Byrds, and 1974’s Radio City, which brought additional attitude and poignancy to the recipe. The shimmering brilliance of Big Star’s sound and songs on those two LPs, along with its underdog allure, would have been sufficient to perpetuate the band’s legend. But there was a third album, and that strange beast of a record made all the difference for subsequent generations of fans many of whom formed bands of their own who turned each other on to this music as if it were a secret religion or a trippy new drug.”

Big Star - Keep An Eye On The Sky (2009) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 10, 2016
Big Star - Keep An Eye On The Sky (2009) Repost

Big Star - Keep An Eye On The Sky (2009)
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Indie Rock / Power Pop / Classic Rock

As the object of intense devotion for so many fans, it's fitting that Big Star receive a box set designed for the intensely devoted: four discs containing every song the band cut in the '70s, often present in slightly alternate mixes or versions in addition to the originals, a clutch of solo songs from both Chris Bell and Alex Chilton, as well as a handful of pre-Big Star cuts by Icewater and Rock City, all topped off with a live disc culled from a three-set stint at Memphis' Lafayette's Music Room in January of 1973, not long after Bell left the band…