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Omnivore to Release Only Known Live Film of Big Star

Memphis natives Big Star’s October 29, 1994 homecoming performance is the disbarred band’s only known professionally filmed concert. Now, Omnivore Recordings is releasing the 20-song set, which includes “Thank You Friends,” “September Gurls,” and “The Ballad of El Goodo,” as well as covers of T.Rex, The Kinks, Todd Rundgren and more.

“Omnivore is thrilled to release what may be the only complete Big Star concert ever professionally filmed,” said Cheryl Pawelski, the release’s co-producer. “The exuberant Memphis hometown crowd reception made this a night to remember, and even though the concert was not recorded with the intent to become an album, we know that fans will want to be in the front row for this show.”

The performance- along with commentary from filmmaker Danny Graflund, Ardent Studios’ John Fry, Jody Stephens, Jon Auer, and Ken Stringfellow- will be offered on CD, 2-LP, Digital, and DVD formats, all currently available for pre-order. You can watch the trailer for Live in Memphis below:

Track Listing:

  1. In the Street
  2. Don’t Lie to Me
  3. When My Baby’s Beside Me
  4. I Am the Cosmos
  5. Way Out West
  6. Till the End of the Day
  7. The Ballad Of El Goodo
  8. Back of a Car
  9. Fire*
  10. Daisy Glaze
  11. Jesus Christ
  12. For You
  13. Baby Strange
  14. Feel
  15. September Gurls
  16. Big Black Car
  17. Thank You Friends
  18. The Girl From Ipanema
  19. Patty Girl
  20. Slut
*”Fire” does not appear on the DVD

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