Big Star . Radio City

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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 251 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 21 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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 - Radio City (1974) Remastered Reissue 2009  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 1, 2015
Big Star - Radio City (1974) Remastered Reissue 2009

Big Star - Radio City (1974) Remastered Reissue 2009
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Power Pop, Rock | Label: Concord/Fantasy/Universal | # 0888072315747 | Time: 00:39:02

Digitally re-mastered and expanded edition of their 1974 sophomore album including one bonus track: 'O My Soul' (Single Mix). Big Star, led by the legendary Alex Chilton (The Box Tops), remains one of the most mythic and influential cult bands in all of Rock 'n' Roll. Bands such as R.E.M., Wilco and the Replacements all cite Big Star as an influence. #1 Record was included in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of all-time.
Big Star - Radio City (1974/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Big Star - Radio City (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 36:13 minutes | 798 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Radio City is the 1974 follow up to Big Star’s debut, #1 Record. The critically acclaimed, Memphis-based band is often credited with creating the power pop sound, and has become a cult favorite over the years. Remastered from the analog stereo masters, this reissue will allow fans to appreciate Radio City as a standalone CD—this is the first time in many years that the CD version of the album will be sold independently of #1 Record. Packaging includes new liner notes penned by R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, who cites Big Star as one of his biggest influences.
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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.66 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.32 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 221 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 333 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 127 Mb
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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 - #1 Record & Radio City (1972+1974/1992) [Reissue 2004] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Big Star - #1 Record & Radio City (1972+1974/1992) [Reissue 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 73:16 minutes | Scans included | 1,5 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,7 GB

The quintessential American power pop band, Big Star remains one of the most mythic and influential cult acts in all of rock & roll. Originally led by the singing and songwriting duo of Alex Chilton and Chris Bell, the Memphis-based group fused the strongest elements of the British Invasion era – the melodic invention of the Beatles, the whiplash guitars of the Who, and the radiant harmonies of the Byrds – into a ramshackle but poignantly beautiful sound which recaptured the spirit of pop's past even as it pointed the way toward the music's future. Although creative tensions, haphazard distribution, and marketplace indifference conspired to ensure Big Star's brief existence and commercial failure, the group's three studio albums nevertheless remain unqualified classics, and their impact on subsequent generations of indie bands on both sides of the Atlantic is surpassed only by that of the Velvet Underground.
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: 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.

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018)  Video

Posted by Tavaz at May 1, 2018
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018)

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018)
WEBRip | MKV | 1920x1080 | English | H264 @ 5800 kbps | AC-3 @ 384 kbps | 1 h 4 min | 2.80 GiB
Subtitles: Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, French, English
Genre: Comedy

John Mulaney relays stories from his childhood and “SNL,” eviscerates the value of college and laments getting older in this electric comedy special.
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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 276 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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.