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The Best of Big Star Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (25 Sept. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Ace
  • ASIN: B00003GPK9
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,678 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. September Gurls
2. When My Baby's Beside Me
3. Feel
4. The Ballad Of El Goodo
5. O My Soul
6. What's Going Ahn
7. In The Street
8. Thirteen
9. Mod Lang
10. Back Of A Car
11. Watch The Sunrise
12. Daisy Glaze
13. Give Me Another Chance
14. I'm In Love With A Girl

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "doctordan22" on 7 Nov. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I don't quite understand the logic of releasing a "best of" and only using two albums as the source, especially when those two albums are already on a single CD and on the same label. It actually makes a lot more sense when you put the CD in your machine, because as soon as September Gurls kicks in the world's a better place - it's like being 18 again and the summer lasts forever. If you've never heard Big Star before then it's quite possible that you'll play this CD and, quite justifiably, feel that you've discovered the best album in the world ever - it's that good. Big Star was the result of a blue eyed soul boy (Alex Chilton) getting it together with a Beatles fanatic (Chris Bell) and the upshot was two stunning albums of Memphis power pop. This 14 track collection divides itself equally from the two original albums, taking only the best, and provides an excellent introduction to the band, though the original 2on1 CD is equally impressive. It's up to you in the end, just make sure you own one of them.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME on 16 July 2001
Format: Audio CD
The best thing about this compilation is the price- it serves as a sampler, a taste of the first two BS LP's...But once you get a taste you'll at very least want the three studio albums (#1 Record, Radio City, Third/Sister Lovers). As this only features tracks from the first two- both of which are collected on a single CD for a few more ££££'s- it is far from complete...There are no out-takes (E.g. 'Downs', 'Til the end of the Day', 'The Letter') or any live-songs (from either the couple of 70's live LPs or the 1993 reform with The Posies). And criminally there is NOTHING from the dark classic 'Third/Sister Lovers'- which overlooks gems like 'Thank You Friends', 'Night Time' and 'Jesus Christ'(which have as much melody as any tracks of the first two records). It might also have been pertinent to include The Box Top's 'The Letter'- to suggest a prologue- or the collaborations with ex-member Chris Bell: (who died before these fruits would be released)'You & Your Sister' and 'I am the Cosmos'...So, a lazy compilation which is not bad value, packed full of great songs such as the everenchanting 'September Gurls' or the Kinksian thrash of 'Don't lie to me'...Better off with the '#1 record'/'Radio City' double-set and tracking down the reissue of 'Sister Lovers'...One of the greatest guitar bands ever? Of course...
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Mackie on 16 Oct. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I got given this CD as my introduction to Big Star, and although I absolutely loved it and have since become somewhat of obsessive fan, I have to say there's no need to own this "best of". For the same price you can buy both #1 record and Radio city on one disc and hear all these tracks and more on the albums as they were intended.

So for the music 5 star, but this product is unecessary.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Feb. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Having only ever heard of Big star mentioned by bands in interviews (usually alongside MC5 and the Stooges) this was the ideal introduction to their music - which I'd never heard before. It takes a few listens to get into it but a few tracks really stick out - 'Thirteen', 'Watch the Sunrise' and 'The Ballad of El Goodo' especially. Some of the stuff is pretty average and as this is a 'Best of' chances are the 'proper' albums are touch and go but if you like Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream and the like this is where it all began...
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Someone tell me why this CD exists 8 Jun. 2000
By Sonofpfunk - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Why not just get #1 Record/Radio City? It has all these and alot more. Duh.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Most stupid release ever? 22 Aug. 2003
By Jesper C - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The #1Record/Radio City CD contains the same songs and many more in the correct running order. If there would be some lackluster songs on #1Record/Radio City, then maybe this CD would make at least a tiny bit of sense. But there aren't, as #1Record/Radio City is totally solid disc. This release is a mystery and a rip-off!
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Good starting point. 30 Sept. 2006
By Philip - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
All three of the Big Star albums are 5 star . So this is a good starting point.
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