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Big Star — Live At Lafayette’s Music Room

Big Star — Live At Lafayette’s Music Room

Big Star

Live At Lafayette’s Music Room

Release date: January 12, 2018


Available on CD, Digtial—and for the first time—double LP!

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. 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.


    CD / LP / Digital Track List:

  1. When My Baby’s Beside Me
  2. My Life Is Right
  3. She’s A Mover
  4. Way Out West
  5. The Ballad Of El Goodo
  6. In The Street
  7. Back Of A Car
  8. Thirteen
  9. The India Song
  10. Try Again
  11. Watch The Sunrise
  12. Don’t Lie To Me
  13. Hot Burrito #2
  14. I Got Kinda Lost
  15. Baby Strange
  16. Slut
  17. There Was A Light
  18. ST 100/6
  19. Come On Now
  20. O My Soul

Cat: OV-250

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