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Big Star - Radio City flac album
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Radio City
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Radio City is the second album by the American rock group Big Star. Released in 1974, Radio City was recorded during 1973 at Memphis' Ardent Studios. Though not a commercial success at the time, it is now recognized as a milestone album in the history of power pop music. Critically acclaimed upon its release, the record sold poorly, partly due to a lack of promotion and the distribution problems of the band's struggling record label, Ardent Records

Radio City ‎(LP, Album, RE). Ardent Records (2). ADS 1501. I have an old copy of Radio City which matches all the information presented on this release. On both sides of the vinyl in the run-out groove there is only a hand written number "1501" followed by some sort of a small symbol, different small symbols for Side A and Side B. I wonder if anyone has any information on the matrix number/codes of early Radio City copies? Thanks so much! -Andy.

What Radio City is, then, is a record by a band that should really be called Alex Chilton and Big Star. Chilton’s songwriting and singing are what make this record what it is. And what it is is much more rockin’, less folk-inspired and far more electric than their previous effort, Record. Radio City was a little harder and less polished. It wasn’t so much a pop record for the Top 40 as it was an odd little gem that revealed itself over repeated listens and provided a darker alternative to the first record. It’s easy to hear the difference, just based on the first song alone

Record/Radio City Album. Release Date June 16, 2009. Back of a Car. Daisy Glaze. Don't Lie To Me. Feel. Give Me Another Chance.

Big Star proved themselves one of the leading new American bands working in the mid-Sixties pop and rock vein with the release of their debut LP in 1972. Despite the loss of key composer and guitarist Chris Bell, and a few other disturbing musical developments, their second album, Radio City, proves they were no mere flash in the pantheon of one-shot burned-out artists. Radio City features plenty of shimmering pop delights such as Way Out West and Back of a Car. Sometimes they sound like the Byrds, sometimes like the early Who, but usually like their own indescribable selves

Radio City (1974) is the quintessential power-pop album, on which the Big Star fuse Beatles, Byrds and Who (September Gurls, Back Of A Car, O My Soul, Mod Lang, What's Going Ahn, You Get What You Deserve). Chilton's style is different from Bell's: Chilton's pop relies on a (rebellious) philosophy of life, on a (pessimistic) vision, on (disturbing) psychological depth, whereas Bell was all sound for the sake of sound. 1970 (Ardent, 1996) collects the recordings that Chilton prepared for his first solo album, before he joined Big Star. They are vastly inferior to both Box Tops and Big Star. Loose Shoes And Tight Pussy (Last Call, 1999), reissued as Set (Bar None, 2000), is another dreadful set of covers. Story (Rykodisc, 2003) is an anthology. Big Star returned with their first studio album in 27 years, In Space (Rykodisc, 2005).

Radio City is the second album by the American rock group Big Star. Critically acclaimed upon its release, the record sold poorly, partly due to a lack of promotion and the distribution problems of the band's struggling record label, Ardent Records

Tracklist

1 O My Soul 5:40
2 Life Is White 3:19
3 Way Out West 2:50
4 What's Goin Ahn 2:40
5 You Get What You Deserve 3:08
6 Mod Lang 2:45
7 Back Of A Car 2:46
8 Daisy Glaze 3:50
9 She's A Mover 3:12
10 September Gurls 2:49
11 Morpha Too 1:28
12 I'm In Love With A Girl 1:48
13 O My Soul (Single Mix) 2:47

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Concord Music Group, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Concord Music Group, Inc.
  • Made By – EDC, Germany – 52351852
  • Published By – Almo Music Corp.
  • Published By – Koala Music
  • Recorded At – Ardent Studios
  • Remastered At – Fantasy Studios
  • Published By – Almo Music Corp.
  • Published By – Koala Music

Credits

  • Bass – Danny Jones (tracks: 4, 6, 9)
  • Bass, Vocals – Andy Hummel
  • Drums – Jody Stephens, Richard Rosebrough (tracks: 4, 6, 9)
  • Engineer – John Fry
  • Guitar, Vocals – Alex Chilton
  • Liner Notes – Kris Needs
  • Photography By – William Eggleston
  • Remastered By – George Horn
  • Written-By – Chilton* (tracks: 1, 2, 4 to 13), Hummel* (tracks: 2 to 4, 7, 8), Stephens* (tracks: 8), Rosebrough* (tracks: 6)

Notes

Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Fall 1973. Stereo (except tracks 1 and 13 Mono).

Track 13 "O My Soul (Single Mix)" is a bonus track. Originally released as a single edit (Ardent ADA-2909)

The first two chords of "September Gurls" are at the end of track 9

℗ 1973, 2009 & © 2009, Concord Music Group, Inc.

Made in the EU.

3-panel foldout booklet with liner notes and credits. Ardent logo (on disc only).

"All tracks written by Chilton except 2, 4 & 8 written by Chilton-Hummel, track 16 written by Hummel, track 19 written by Chilton-Rosebrough, and track 21 written by Chilton-Hummel-Stephens." - The booklet mixed up the track credits; the correct track numbers are given here in brackets.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 888072315747
  • Barcode (Text): 8 88072 31574 7
  • Label Code: LC 15025
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SABAM
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 08880 723 157-4 01 * 52351852
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 08880 723 157-4 02 * 52351852
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): (Universal logo X4) 08880 723 157-4 02 * 52351852
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Inner ring): MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC B
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1, 2, 3): IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0127
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0123
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0113

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ADS-1501 Big Star Radio City ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Ardent Records ADS-1501 US 1974
ADS 1501 Big Star Radio City ‎(LP, Album, RE) Ardent Records ADS 1501 US 2009
STX-35952-02 Big Star Radio City ‎(CD, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Stax, Ardent Records STX-35952-02 US 2014
AK 029, 60125 Big Star Radio City ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM) Akarma, Stax, Ardent Records AK 029, 60125 Italy 1998
ADS-1501 Big Star Radio City ‎(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Ardent Records ADS-1501 US Unknown