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Big Star ‎– Live At Lafayette's Music Room (Memphis, TN 1973) - New Vinyl 2018 Omnivore Recordings 2 Lp Remastered Pressing with Gatefold Jacket and Download - Power Pop / Rock


Street Date: 1/12/18

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. What may not be so widely known is that the trio played the same venue four months earlier with the same power and passion opening shows for the Houston R&B band, Archie Bell & The Drells.

First issued as Disc 4 of the Grammy® Award-winning Keep An Eye On The Sky boxed set, Live At Lafayette’s Music Room sees new light as a stand-alone release, available on CD, Digital, and for the first time, double LP. The performance has never sounded better thanks to new mastering and restoration from the Grammy®-winning engineer, Michael Graves with supervision from fellow Grammy®-winning producer, Cheryl Pawelski.

The 20-track set features material from their debut, #1 Record, songs that would appear on the (not yet recorded) follow-up, Radio City, and choice covers from The Kinks, Todd Rundgren, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and T-Rex. As an added bonus, all formats include a download of a previously unissued interview with Alex Chilton and Andy Hummel from the summer of 1972 with Jon Scott on FM 100. Packaging features new liner notes from Bud Scoppa, who was friends with the band, and in attendance at the 1973 Rock Writer’s show. His most recent work for Omnivore was an integral part of the acclaimed Big Star boxed set Complete Third.

Experience the only known document of Big Star at this pivotal point in their short, but massively influential career. Omnivore is proud to present, Live At Lafayette’s Music Room.


A1 When My Baby's Beside Me
A2 My Life Is Right
A3 She's A Mover
A4 Way Out West
A5 The Ballad Of El Goodo
B1 In The Street
B2 Back Of A Car
B3 Thirteen
B4 The India Song
B5 Try Again
C1 Watch The Sunrise
C2 Don't Lie To Me
C3 Hot Burrito #2
C4 I Got Kinda Lost
C5 Baby Strange
D1 Slut
D2 There Was A Light
D3 ST 100/6
D4 Come On Now
D5 O My Soul
Download Only
1 Alex Chilton And Andy Hummel Interview With Jon Scott On Fm 100, Summer, 1972


Big Star Live January 1973!
Remastered & On Vinyl For the First Time
Liner Notes by Bud Scoppa
Download Card Includes
Previously Unissued Interview with Alex Chilton & Andy Humme!.