The gig poster read: ''BIG STAR IN THEIR FAREWELL U.S. PERFORMANCE.'' Luckily, this iconic Memphis band's homecoming show was
nothing of the kind. As Jody Stephens points out in his liner notes, ''We
played Los Angeles three days later and went on to play together for
another 16 years. No one ever said anything about the poster.''
Omnivore Recordings is proud to present Big Star's only known proessionally filmed show in its entirety. Live In Memphis chronicles that
October 29, 1994 performance on CD, 2-LP (with download card),
Digital, and DVD.
Contains Big Star classics like ''Thank You Friends,'' ''September Gurls,''
and ''The Ballad Of El Goodo,'' Chris Bell's ''I Am The Cosmos,'' and
covers of T.Rex, The Kinks, Todd Rundgren and more, performed by Big
Star: Alex Chilton, Jody Stephens, and Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow
from The Posies.
Also included are notes from filmmaker Danny Graflund, Ardent Studios'
John Fry, Jody Stephens, Jon Auer, and Ken Stringfellow in the CD, LP,
and DVD packaging. Per Omnivore tradition, the first pressing of the LP
will be 1,000 colored vinyl, with black to follow.
For the first time, you will not only be able to hear this legendary performance,
but see it, as well. You will be in the New Daisy Theatre experiencing
Big Star Live In Memphis!
1. IN THE STREET
2. DON'T LIE TO ME
3. WHEN MY BABY'S BESIDE ME
4. I AM THE COSMOS
5. WAY OUT WEST
6. TILL THE END OF THE DAY
7. THE BALLAD OF EL GOODO
8. BACK OF A CAR
10. DAISY GLAZE
11. JESUS CHRIST
12. FOR YOU
13. BABY STRANGE
15. SEPTEMBER GURLS
16. BIG BLACK CAR
17. THANK YOU FRIENDS
18. THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA
19. PATTY GIRL