Big Star ‎– Radio City

Ardent Records (2) ‎– ADS 1501, Ardent Records (2) ‎– ADS-1501
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress

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A1 O My Soul
Written-By – Chilton*
A2 Life Is White
Written-By – Chilton*, Hummel*
A3 Way Out West
Written-By – Hummel*
A4 What's Goin Ahn
Written-By – Chilton*, Hummel*
A5 You Get What You Deserve
Written-By – Chilton*
B1 Mod Lang
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Rosebrough*
B2 Back Of A Car
Written-By – Chilton*, Hummel*
B3 Daisy Glaze
Written-By – Chilton*, Hummel*, Stephens*
B4 She's A Mover
Written-By – Chilton*
B5 September Gurls
Written-By – Chilton*
B6 Morpha Too
Written-By – Chilton*
B7 I'm In Love With A Girl
Written-By – Chilton*

Companies, etc.



This is a repress of Big Star - Radio City which was packaged in a heavy Stoughton tip-on cover.
This version has a barcoded thin cardboard cover. This version is also distinguished by the ⓤ in the runout, identifying United Record Pressing, which is not on the earlier version.
Some copies have a barcode sticker on the shrink, covering the printed barcode.

Originally released in January 1974.

Manufactured under license or distributed by Concord Music Group.

℗ 1973 Stax Records. Inc.

Track A1 is Mono. All other selections Stereo.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 025218150118
  • Barcode (Text): 0 25218 15011 8
  • Barcode (Sticker on shrink ): 7 25543 84161 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): ADS-1501-A ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): ADS-1501-B ⓤ
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 30) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ADS-1501 Big Star Radio City(LP, Album, Mono) Ardent Records (2) ADS-1501 US 1974 Sell This Version
ADS1501, ADS 1501 Big Star Radio City(LP, Album, RE, 200) Ardent Records (2), Classic Records ADS1501, ADS 1501 US 2009 Sell This Version
ADS 1501 Big Star Radio City(LP, Album, RE) Ardent Records (2) ADS 1501 US 2009 Sell This Version
ADS-1501, CR00212 Big Star Radio City(LP, Album, RE, 180) Ardent Records (2), Craft Recordings ADS-1501, CR00212 US 2020 Sell This Version
WIK 54 Big Star Radio City(LP, Album, RE) Big Beat Records WIK 54 Europe 1986 Sell This Version


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August 2, 2019

Review of 2009 Repress:
The claims regarding this and the Classic pressings being sibilant I find to be somewhat exaggerated and most likely derive from the equipment.
In general, this is a harsh, loud and gritty recording, so there will be some of that if you want a true to the source experience. But at no point did I find it to be overbearing and whats likely gained over lesser cuts is some nice separation, clarity and bass at points when tracks are able to display it.
With a thin profile stylus the pressing should be among the best Stereo experiences you can get of this album.
Speaking of pressing quality these 2009 reissues are likely your best middle ground, using the Bellman Classic plates but with better vinyl and jacket than the 2011 repress done at United.

Equipment Used:
Rega RP1 with Paratrace tipped Nagaoka MP-200
Cyrus 2 Amplifier
System Fidelity SF-3050 Tower Speakers
Custom made HQ Speaker Cables


July 11, 2017
This is a 2011 Reissue by Ardent Records / Concord Music Group. Sounds good!


August 25, 2015
Pressing sounds fantastic. One problem I've noticed is right out of the plastic there was a significant skip on "September Gurls". No visible flaws in the vinyl but it skips in the same spot every time. I wonder if this is a common issue or if I just bought a bad copy.