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LP INCLUDES : MEGA RARE PROMOTIONAL FOLDER with CUSTOM DESIGN ON OUTER FOLDER ... this is a large size folder housing multi page biography and media reviews of the BIG STAR #1 RECORD album...
ORIGINAL 1972 first pressing *VINYL* !
ADVANCE RELEASE PROMOTIONAL COPY!
\ USA - ARDENT RECORDS - ADS 2803
AADVANCED RELEASE :::: PROMOTIONAL COPY
LP + BIO FOLDER!
Original 1972 first pressing PROMOTIONAL on the obscure Ardent Records label...hailed & acclaimed as a masterpiece by media/critics, the music public all but ignored the praise and Big Star fell like a rock...years later they were discovered and a mass cult following around the globe ensued ...now much sought and respected everywhere, the 3 original BIG STAR albums have the 'masterpiece' tag attached and original first pressings have long been scouped up into private collections. Here's the highly rated first BIG STAR...
MEGA RARE (OVERSIZE) PROMOTIONAL FOLDER with CUSTOM DESIGN ON OUTER FOLDER ... this is a large size folder housing multi page biography and media reviews of the BIG STAR #1 RECORD album...
The quintessential American power pop band, Big Star remains one of the most mythic and influential cult acts in all of rock & roll. Formed out of the ashes of The Box Tops, a successful poprock act of the late 60's, BIG STAR had 2 powerful songwriters and vocalists- Alex Chilton and the late Chris Bell. They were kind of vaguely similar to Todd Rundgren's early band The Nazz, though even poppier and less experimental. This eponymous 1st Big Star is arguably the best one, and though they were practically unknown outside of music writer circles at the time, their brand of power pop produced such masterful songs as 'Feel," "The Ballad of El Goodo,' 'Don't Lie to Me," and the timeless 'September Gurls,' among others. Originally led by the singing and songwriting duo of Alex Chilton and Chris Bell, the Memphis-based group fused the strongest elements of the British Invasion era â€” the melodic invention of the Beatles, the whiplash guitars of the Who, and the radiant harmonies of the Byrds into a ramshackle but poignantly beautiful sound which recaptured the spirit of pop's past even as it pointed the way toward the music's future. Although creative tensions, haphazard distribution, and marketplace indifference conspired to ensure Big Star's brief existence and commercial failure, the group's three studio albums nevertheless remain unqualified classics, and their impact on subsequent generations of indie bands on both sides of the Atlantic is surpassed only by that of the Velvet Underground.
CONDITION: The Cover: is laminated, stiff and strong ... near "EX" (excellent) ONLY light use visible, no seam splits, light spider web creasing in left corner (not on back, just lightly on front), no other issues anywhere despite a promo drill at top right...looks great in any collection and includes a rare promo BIG STAR sticker thsat was NOT on the retail copy, affixed to right front corner.
The Vinyl: is glossy clean over both sides; TOP COPY M-, both sides are all glossy, plays MINT audio = enjoyable. Clean labels too... rarely seen top sought after collectible...
A cool addition to anyone's music library!
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