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Product Details

  • Vinyl (April 10, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ardent Records
  • ASIN: B001WIH17O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,025 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Editorial Reviews

(Vinyl LP) The seminal debut album from the quintessential American power pop band now available on domestic vinyl for the first time in a generation. Features the classic line up of Alex Chilton, Chris Bell, Andy Hummel and Jody Stephens. LP includes faithfully restored sleeve and label art.

Customer Reviews

Let it stand alone and they will listen and become a real fan.
John Payne
If you are looking to replace a worn copy or you're just getting into vinyl this version comes highly recommended.
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"The India Song" has a really tasty flute melody before breaking out into a really gorgeous vocal melody.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sloan Simpson on December 8, 2011
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Side 2 on this reissue is cut VERY off-center, causing extreme pitch warble. I end up listening to my MP3 copy ripped from CD instead. It's my understanding that this issue will affect all copies made from the same plates. Why bother releasing a crappy version of such a great record?!

EDIT: After reading another review here, I bought a new copy from Amazon. I can confirm that the problem has been corrected.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By B. E Jackson on July 14, 2010
Format: Vinyl
While I personally prefer Radio City, #1 Record contains many extraordinary vocal melodies as well. It's just that the level of greatness, in my opinion at least, is a *tad* less impactful compared to the majority of tunes from Radio City.

Radio City is flawless from beginning to end. Not quite so with #1 Record. I think this has to do with the noticeably less energetic and more folk rock style of #1 Record. This band was definitely destined to specialize in the power pop genre.

What's most amazing to me about #1 Record is, of course, the sparkling clean and beautiful sound the way the album was recorded, along with the bands distinctive and WAY ahead of its time refreshing style (along with the marvelous production techniques). These two things combine to create a classic album. Big Star doesn't really sound like anyone else when you listen to them carefully, however comparisons to the Beatles and Badfinger would make perfect sense.

"Feel" actually receives some radio play from time to time. I HAVE in fact heard this song played on classic rock radio at one point.

Of course nowadays radio has sunk to an even DEEPER low so the odds of hearing Big Star on the radio these days is, well, nearly impossible odds. Even a healthy resurgence thanks to the younger generation isn't nearly enough to keep Big Star permanently secure in the minds of radio followers.

It's true, and this is because time is moving on even as we speak, which means the older artists are gradually fading away from peoples memories, and when that happens, the music stops being played on the radio. I hate it more than you will ever possibly know, but that's how life is.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PastyPale on February 25, 2011
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A fantastic 70s album! All the tracks are great, but I find myself listening to "Thirteen" repeatedly. It's one of the boldest, yet simplistic, songs to be written and I believe many artists will forever try to write that song again, but never achieve it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By schelti on May 10, 2009
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A great reissue of a classic album: cheap, thick flat vinyl, nice cover, etc. Sound is great.

However: side B of the first version I bought was a mispressing, it's so out of tune, that it's unlistenable.
The second version I bought a few months later has an extra "re 4" in the dead wax, and this one is absolutely perfect.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jason Kimball Baker on October 20, 2012
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This album feels many years ahead of its time. Every song is a gem. Every lick is infectious. Every lyric is either fun or thoughtful or both. Big Star fans don't need to be influenced. If you are the least bit curious, that's enough for this record. It does not disappoint, and you'll find yourself playing it over and over again, enjoying it more and more.
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Format: Vinyl
Everybody who knows of Big Star knows this is one great album. This review is of the domestic vinyl reissue. It reproduces the original cover and label. The graphics on the cover are slightly lacking the definition of my original pressing. It is a bit darker, but the lable is spot on. The weight of the vinyl is slightly heavier than the original but noticably lighter than the 4 Men With Beards version. My original vinyl is too trashed to compare but the sound on this issue is very nice and at least equal to the 4 Men With Beards. It sound is way better than the cd I have with this & Radio City on one disc. Crisp, warm, clear with nicely detailed bass. All in all a great pressing. If you are looking to replace a worn copy or you're just getting into vinyl this version comes highly recommended.
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By Riitta Erävaara on May 19, 2014
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Very happy for the LP, but it took over a month to get it :( and it is too long :(
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By John Payne on March 15, 2014
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Want to be a hit with your friend that is getting back into vinyl.
Get him/her this.
I prefer this over the double album that is out there of the big star first two.
Let it stand alone and they will listen and become a real fan.
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