Live In Memphis
Release date: November 4, 2014
Only known, professionally filmed complete Big Star concert!
The gig poster read: “BIG STAR IN THEIR FAREWELL U.S. PERFORM-ANCE.” 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 professionally filmed show in its entirety. Live In Memphis chronicles that October 29, 1994 performance on CD, 2-LP, 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!
In The Street Don’t Lie To Me When My Baby’s Beside Me I Am The Cosmos Way Out West Till The End Of The Day Ballad Of El Goodo Back Of A Car Fire* Daisy Glaze Jesus Christ For You Baby Strange Feel September Gurls Big Black Car Thank You Friends Girl From Ipanema Patty Girl Slut