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Big Star#1 Record

Label:Ardent Records (2) – CR00211, Craft Recordings – CR00211
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180g
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Power Pop

Tracklist

A1Feel
Written ByBell-Chilton
Written-ByChilton*, Bell*
3:34
A2The Ballad Of El Goodo
Written ByBell-Chilton
Written-ByChilton*, Bell*
4:21
A3In The Street
Written ByBell-Chilton
Written-ByChilton*, Bell*
2:55
A4Thirteen
Written ByBell-Chilton
Written-ByChilton*, Bell*
2:34
A5Don't Lie To Me
Written ByBell-Chilton
Written-ByChilton*, Bell*
3:07
A6The India Song
Written-ByHummel*
2:20
B1When My Baby's Beside Me
Written ByBell-Chilton
Written-ByChilton*, Bell*
3:23
B2My Life Is Right
Written ByBell-Eubanks
Written-ByBell*, Eubanks*
3:08
B3Give Me Another Chance
Written ByBell-Chilton
Written-ByChilton*, Bell*
3:27
B4Try Again
Written ByBell-Chilton
Written-ByChilton*, Bell*
3:31
B5Watch The Sunrise
Written ByBell-Chilton
Written-ByChilton*, Bell*
3:45
B6ST 100/6
Written ByBell-Chilton
Written-ByChilton*, Bell*
1:01
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Credits

Notes

Red, black, and white hype sticker from Craft Recordings
All-analog mastering
Comes with a plain white poly-lined inner

℗ 2019 & © 1972 Craft Recordings Made in USA.

Published By:
A1 to A5, B1, B3 to B6 -- East/Memphis BMI
A6, B2 -- Koala-Birdess ASCAP

Runout details:
Variant 1 -- Stamped vs etched state not specified
Variant 2 -- Stamped vs etched state not specified
Variant 3 -- Stamped vs etched state not specified
Variant 4 -- Stamped vs etched state not specified
Variant 5 -- Both sides are etched
Variant 6 -- Stamped vs etched state not specified
Variant 7 -- Both sides are etched

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 88072 09651 6
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Side A): CR00211 SIDE A MRP1981 J Powell 33543.1(3)... A5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Side B): CR00211 SIDE B MRP1981 J Powell 33543.2.(3)... B5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side A): CR00211 SIDE A MRP1981 33543.2(3)... J POWELL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side B): CR00211 SIDE B MRP1981 33543.1(3)... J POWELL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, Side A): CR00211 SIDE A MRP1981 33543.2(3)... J POWELL A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, Side B): CR00211 SIDE B MRP1981 33543.1(3)... J POWELL B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, Side A): CR00211 SIDE A MRP1981 33543.1(3)... J POWELL A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, Side B): CR00211 SIDE B MRP1981 33543.2(3)... J POWELL B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5, Side A): 3# CR00211 SIDE A MRP1981 33543.1(3)... J POWELL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5, Side B): 3# CR00211 SIDE B MRP1981 33543.2(3)... J POWELL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6, Side A): CR00211 SIDE A MRP1981 33543.1(3)... J POWELL #15
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6, Side B): CR00211 SIDE B RE-1 MRP1981 J POWELL 36690.2.(3)... #17R
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7, Side A): 11# CR00211 SIDE A MRP1981 33543.1(3)... J POWELL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7, Side B): ̶P̶R# CR00211 SIDE B RE-1 MRP1981 J POWELL 36690.2.(3)...

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Reviews

  • Berzerkly's avatar
    Berzerkly
    I just watched the documentary about Big Star, and it led me back to this record. It’s such an incredibly great pressing. When I wanna show people how warm and delicious vinyl can sound I just put on “Thirteen” from this album. If you’re reading reviews wondering whether or not to buy this particular pressing...wait no longer! Oh, and of course it’s one of the greatest albums ever made.
    • Psychbr's avatar
      Psychbr
      I don't have an original do compare but that doesn't give me amy second thoughts at all with this ALL ANALOG reissue. I can hear extremelly live sound as it should. Flawless. So happy with this quality. The only issue is that this will put down 99.9% of the other reissues.
      • chinagates's avatar
        chinagates
        Overall a great reissue. I'm sure a first press beats it, but only a lucky few have an opportunity to hear that. It does sound phenomenal though. Powell did a great job, and it's analog! Mine came dirty, but after a cleaning it plays really quiet. The only real gripe I have is the abysmal label reproduction. It's hard to tell from the images, but if you're holding one you can really see the low quality. Otherwise awesome!
        • mhnien's avatar
          mhnien
          It sounds like an early 70's record now. Previous cuts sounded like it was made yesterday, because Big Star and Ardent were ahead of the curve production wise. Not sure. I'll hold on to it and keep playing my CD too.
          • Mynus985's avatar
            Mynus985
            Besides the fact that this is one of the most influential records of the last 50 years, it also sounds immaculate. Clean & mastered to perfection. Sheer brilliance all around.
            • MarquisSmith's avatar
              MarquisSmith
              Odd to see a couple of recent reviews saying this sounds close to an original. It does not. It is an aesthetically valid but plainly editorialized version of what the band initially released. They wanted the treble as hot as possible (see descriptions of playing the tapes for their friends). The original does that as does the Classic. The original has more midrange warmth than the Classic but overall the two have similar balance. The Craft is eq'd to sound normal. I'm not knocking normal. This is an excellent sounding record--if you don't want the searing sound the band created, which sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.
              • powderfinger1979's avatar
                Far and away the best reissue I have ever purchased(along with the Radio City reissue)
                • AndyO7's avatar
                  AndyO7
                  Excellent pressing. Clear, punchy, and the best these songs have ever sounded to these ears. I like how they tried to recreate the original pressing as much as possible, and I’m a/b testing against my friends first pressing as I type this and it’s darn close. This is the one, y’all.
                  • TomMegginson's avatar
                    TomMegginson
                    Sounds great to me! It's a quality pressing. Like many others, I have never heard the OG vinyl so I can't compare. Considering how influential this album is, I wouldn't be surprised if Jeff Powell subconsciously made it sound more like Tom Petty, Wilco, the Jayhawks, or even Matthew Sweet.
                    • mrgopal's avatar
                      mrgopal
                      Why is the Radio City craft pressing so much more expensive? did they press fewer of them?

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