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Making a Big (Star) Record

March 24, 2011

Making a Big (Star) Record!

Take a peek inside Larry Nix’s Mastering room at the legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis as Larry, John Fry and Jody Stephens prepare the new master for Big Star’s Third [Test Pressing Edition] being released by Omnivore Recordings exclusively for Record Store Day on April 16, 2011!

Larry is the same engineer who—along with John Fry—cut the original back in 1975 (check your original Big Star LPs for — L. Nix — in the deadwax) and he has prepared the new edition utilizing the original analog assembly reel and the same lathe that cut Third the first time. You can’t get more authentic than this!