Big Star ‎– #1 Record

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Feel 3:34
The Ballad Of El Goodo 4:21
In The Street 2:55
Thirteen 2:34
Don't Lie To Me 3:07
The India Song 2:20
When My Baby's Beside Me 3:23
My Life Is Right 3:08
Give Me Another Chance 3:27
Try Again 3:31
Watch The Sunrise 3:45
ST 100/6 1:01

Versions (33)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ADS-2803 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album) Ardent Records (2) ADS-2803 US 1972 Sell This Version
ADS-2803 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album) Ardent Records (2) ADS-2803 US 1972 Sell This Version
ADS-2803 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album) Ardent Records (2) ADS-2803 US 1972 Sell This Version
ADS-2803 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album) Ardent Records (2) ADS-2803 US 1972 Sell This Version
ADS-2803 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album) Ardent Records (2) ADS-2803 US 1972 Sell This Version
ADS-2803 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album) Ardent Records (2) ADS-2803 US 1972 Sell This Version
DOJOCD55 Big Star #1 Record(CD, Album) Castle Communications PLC DOJOCD55 France 1986 Sell This Version
WIK 53 Big Star #1 Record(LP, RE, RM) Off Beat (5), Big Beat Records WIK 53 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
WIK 53 Big Star #1 Record(LP, RE, RM) Big Beat Records WIK 53 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
LILP 4.00263 J Big Star #1 Record(LP, RE, Whi) Line Records LILP 4.00263 J Germany 1986 Sell This Version
WIKC 53 Big Star #1 Record(Cass, Album) Big Beat Records WIKC 53 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
60025, AK 028 Big Star #1 Record(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Stax, Ardent Records (2), Akarma 60025, AK 028 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
STAX-60025 Big Star #1 Record(LP, RM) Ardent Records (2), Stax STAX-60025 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
VICP-62291 Big Star #1 Record(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Stax VICP-62291 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
AK 028 Big Star #1 Record(CD, Album, RE, RP) Akarma AK 028 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
028, 60025, none Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album, RE, RM) Akarma, Stax, Ardent Records (2) 028, 60025, none Italy 2004 Sell This Version
0888072315730 Big Star #1 Record(CD, Album, RE, RM) Fantasy, Universal Music Group International, Ardent Records (2) 0888072315730 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
ADS 2803 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album, RE) Ardent Records (2) ADS 2803 US 2009 Sell This Version
ADS 2803, ADS-2803 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album, RE) Ardent Records (2), Ardent Records (2) ADS 2803, ADS-2803 US 2009 Sell This Version
ADS 2803 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album, RE, Cle) Classic Records, Ardent Records (2) ADS 2803 US 2009 Sell This Version
0725543841513 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album, RE, RM) Fantasy 0725543841513 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
ADS 2803 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album, RE, TP, 150) Classic Records ADS 2803 US 2009 Sell This Version
ADS-2803 Big Star #1 Record(LP, RM, 140) Ardent Records (2), Classic Records ADS-2803 US 2009 Sell This Version
0602527417899 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Yel) Fantasy, Ardent Records (2), Universal Music Group International 0602527417899 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
0888072317314 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album, RE, 180) Fantasy, Universal Music Group International, Ardent Records (2) 0888072317314 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
STX-35951-02 Big Star #1 Record(CD, Album, RE, RM) Stax Records, Ardent Records (2) STX-35951-02 US 2014 Sell This Version
ADS 2803 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gol) Ardent Records (2) ADS 2803 US 2014 Sell This Version
4M240 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album, RE, 180) Ardent Records (2), 4 Men With Beards 4M240 US 2014 Sell This Version
4M240 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Pur) 4 Men With Beards, Ardent Records (2) 4M240 US 2016 Sell This Version
0888072317314 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album, RE, 180) Fantasy, Universal Music Group International, Ardent Records (2) 0888072317314 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
CR00211 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album, RE, 180) Ardent Records (2), Craft Recordings CR00211 US 2020 Sell This Version
ADS 2803, ADS-2803 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album, RE) Ardent Records (2), Ardent Records (2) ADS 2803, ADS-2803 US Unknown Sell This Version
ADS 2803, ADS-2803 Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album, Unofficial) Ardent Records (2), Ardent Records (2) ADS 2803, ADS-2803 US Unknown Sell This Version

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secrethombre

secrethombre

June 20, 2020
referencing #1 Record, LP, Album, RE, 180, CR00211
Wow a lotta debate on this one, I personally think it sounds great, good bass, nice clarity, I dont think its muddy or flat sounding. Heavy vinyl and nice and flat disc but it did take a thorough cleaning to sound better
berkleymews

berkleymews

June 16, 2020
referencing #1 Record, LP, Album, RE, 180, CR00211
Very nice pressing and mastering.Silent and flat. I cannot comment on the Classic Records reissue, as I have not heard it. I do have this reissue (https://www.discogs.com/Big-Star-1-Record/release/2672717) and would not recommend it.
I do have an original/ first press, and this one doesn't compare to that, but it is quite good and less than 10% of the price. This one is my regular listening copy, and I do not feel like I need a fourth copy of this.
plaffey

plaffey

June 5, 2020
referencing #1 Record, LP, Album, RE, 180, CR00211
Oh my word . This release sounds fantastic .
Haven't a clue what the one star reviewer is on about , because it doesn't relate to the listening experience I had when playing this release . Perhaps he hasn't heard it .
Challenge56

Challenge56

May 14, 2020
referencing #1 Record, LP, Album, RE, 180, CR00211

Great sounding pressing I have never heard the classic but I'm sure this holds it own and for the price and packaging it is a steal.

Only copy I had owned was the Back to Black I believe from 2016 and this blows that out of the water
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

May 1, 2020
referencing #1 Record, LP, Album, RE, 180, CR00211
The most notable difference between this reissue and the Classic Records version, is that the Classic is cut at a higher volume. The louder volume enhances the acoustic timbre and makes it sound a bit more present and realistic than on this current reissue. The soundstage is also enhanced, where the instruments have more separation and depth and kind of occupy their own space in the sonic spectrum compared to this release which has a more focused and direct soundstage, not compressed, just tighter. The drums are punchier on the Classic version which also make the sound ‘bigger’ and more spacious. This new reissue does have some advantages though. It is overall more warm and intimate sounding. Also, the vocal delivery is a lot smoother and not so much on the hot side. Not to say the vocals are hot on the Classic, but they do lean in that direction. I wouldn’t call either issue better than the other. Each offers an excellent, detailed listening experience. However, I tend to favor the Classic because the electric guitar is more stinging and the acoustic guitar more vibrant. Northern version sounds bad though and it’s a pleasure owning both. You can decide which one you like better, each has it’s own unique qualities.
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

April 25, 2020
referencing #1 Record, LP, Album, RE, Cle, ADS 2803
Finally purchased a brand new copy of this record on beautiful 200 gram quiex clarity vinyl and it sounds gigantic! I personally think it sounds better than the recent Craft records reissue. That’s not to say it sounds light years better or blows the other reissue out of the water but there are certain elements to this Classic records release that make it a more engaging listen. For one, the low end is more full and has more presence in the mix, making the soundstage bigger and more powerful. The attack of the instruments on this issue is more sharp, more dynamic and hits harder where as the Craft has a more of a smoother approach and roll off and is a little warmer. Also, I didn’t think the Craft reissue sounded compressed at all when I first heard it but compared to this Classic it is ever so slightly more compressed sounding. The only area where the Craft excels is the highs. Like I mentioned, the highs are more smoothed out and not as hot as in this Classic edition. I wouldn’t call the highs fatiguing on this edition but definitely more vaulted. The acoustics seem more natural on this edition and flow effortlessly. Honestly, I thought the Craft issue sounded spectacular, I didn’t think it could get any better but after hearing the Classic I stand corrected. If you were able to take the smooth vocals of the Craft and combine them with the enhanced instrumentation of the Classic, you would have a perfect record. Either issue offers an entertaining listening experience and neither sound bad. But I’m the end, I personally enjoy the a classic just a bit more.
quininde

quininde

April 8, 2020
referencing #1 Record, LP, Album, RE, 180, CR00211
I just finished listening to this. Superb reissue. Mine is flat dead quiet with gorgeous SQ. At retail price as of now this is a no-brainer.
jrsmusic

jrsmusic

February 23, 2020
referencing #1 Record, LP, Album, ADS-2803
My Classic Records pressings of the two lp's are good. #1 sounding better than Radio City (to my ears).
My Craft reissue of #1 sounds fantastic but the 1978 UK twofer beats em' all. I never play the originals.....
dagerman

dagerman

February 10, 2020
referencing #1 Record, LP, Album, RE, 180, CR00211
Everyone is entitled to their opinion of course. But this pressing/mastering does not sound muddy at all. An all analogue cut at a fantastic price. No need to fork out silly $ on a used Classic Records issue now.
GrooveParadigm

GrooveParadigm

February 3, 2020
edited 5 months ago
referencing #1 Record, LP, Album, RE, 180, CR00211

I bought this record with high expectations but as soon as the needle dropped I knew something was wrong. So I did some side by sides (with Classic & original) and I think this 2020 pressing is muddy and flat compared to the actual 2009 Classic pressings. It should be noted that the Classic stampers were used for a year or so for the regular Concord pressing as well and then new plates were cut sometime thereafter from a digital source for that pressing. The lackluster pressing most people have purchased in the last decade is actually more like a 2010 or 2011 pressing. There is an added printed barcode and it has a different trail-out matrix. This pressing may be superior to that and surely has to be better than the 4 men pressing.
After the Classic press I put on an EX original and it made this 2020 pressing sound like it had been mastered from an 8-Track that had sat on a television many years. Very muddy, very flat and terrible separation compared to the OG. My ears say go with Classic pressing if you can't get your hands on the original. I don't know why Craft didn't attempt to make it sound as crisp and big as the original, this is allegedly from the masters. Perhaps they are in a deteriorated state.
I just wasted $25 that could have been spent toward a good meal or given to charity. I am definitely not buying the new Radio City, there is no need to hear flat Big Star.
I usually live by rule of only saying nice things, but this very disappointing pressing has caused me to risk eternity just to tell you the truth.