Complete List Of Big Star Albums And Discography

Big Star Albums

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This Complete List Of Big Star Albums And Songs presents the entire discography of  Big Star studio albums. The band was first formed in 1971. The group Big Star hailed from the area of Memphis, Tennessee. The original band consisted of Alex Chilton, Chris Bell, Jody Stephens, and Andy Hummel. This complete Big Star discography also includes every single Big Star live album. All these legendary Big Star albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Big Star album as well as all original album covers. Every Big Star album listed below showcases the entire album tracklisting.

BIG STAR STUDIO ALBUMS

#1 Record

Released April 24, 1972

Vinyl Track Listings:

Side One:

1. “Feel” Bell  – 3:34
2. “The Ballad of El Goodo” – 4:21
3. “In the Street” – 2:55
4. “Thirteen” – 2:34
5. “Don’t Lie to Me” – 3:07
6. “The India Song” (Andy Hummel)-2:20

Side Two:

1. “When My Baby’s Beside Me” – 3:22
2. “My Life Is Right” – 3:07
3. “Give Me Another Chance” -3:26
4. “Try Again” – 3:31
5. “Watch the Sunrise” – 3:45
6. “ST 100/6” –  1:01

Radio City

Released February 1974

Vinyl Track Listings:

Side One:

  1. “O My Soul”  – 5:40
  2. “Life Is White” – 3:19
  3. “Way Out West” – 2:50
  4. “What’s Going Ahn”  – 2:40
  5. “You Get What You Deserve”  – 3:08

Side Two:

  1. “Mod Lang”  – 2:45
  2. “Back of a Car” – 2:46
  3. “Daisy Glaze” – 3:49
  4. “She’s a Mover” – 3:12
  5. “September Gurls” – 2:49
  6. “Morpha Too”  – 1:27
  7. “I’m in Love with a Girl”  – 1:48

Third

Released March 18, 1978.

UK Version

Vinyl Track Listings:

Side A

  1. “Kizza Me”
  2. “You Can’t Have Me”
  3. “Jesus Christ”
  4. “Downs”
  5. “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On” (Dave Williams)
  6. “Thank You Friends”

Side B

  1. “O, Dana”
  2. “Femme Fatale” (Lou Reed)
  3. “Stroke It Noel”
  4. “Holocaust”
  5. “Nighttime”
  6. “Kanga Roo”

U.S. Version

Side A

  1. “Stroke It Noel”
  2. “For You” (Jody Stephens)
  3. “Kizza Me”
  4. “You Can’t Have Me”
  5. “Nighttime”
  6. “Blue Moon”
  7. “Take Care”

Side B

  1. “Jesus Christ”
  2. “Femme Fatale” (Lou Reed)
  3. “O, Dana”
  4. “Big Black Car”
  5. “Holocaust”
  6. “Kanga Roo”
  7. “Thank You Friends”

Third/Sister Lovers

Released 1985 US Version

Multiple versions of this album were released in the 1980s, but most contain the same tracks.

CD Track Listings:

    1. “Jesus Christ”
    2. “Femme Fatale”
    3. “O Dana”
    4. “Kizza Me”
    5. “You Can’t Have Me”
    6. “Nighttime”
    7. “Dream Lover”
    8. “Blue Moon”
    9. “Take Care”
    10. “Stroke It Noel”
    11. “For You”
    12. “Downs”
    13. “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On”
    14. “Big Black Car”
    15. “Holocaust”
    16. “Kanga Roo”
    17. “Thank You Friends”

Complete Third Album

Vol. 1: Demos To Sessions To Roughs
1. Like St. Joan (Kanga Roo) (Demo) 3:46
2. Lovely Day (Demo) 1:54
3. Downs (Demo)Written-By – Alex Chilton, Lesa Aldridge 1:28
4. Femme Fatale (Demo) Written-By – Lou Reed 2:53
5. Thank You Friends (Demo) 2:48
6. Holocaust (Demo) 3:38
7. Jesus Christ (Demo) 2:30
8. Blue Moon (Demo) 2:10
9. Nightime (Demo) 2:15
10. Take Care (Demo) 1:37
11. Big Black Car (Demo #2/Acoustic Take 1) Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Gage 4:42
12. Don’t Worry Baby Written-By – Brian Wilson, Roger Christian 3:36
13. I’m In Love With A Girl 2:15
14. Big Black Car (Demo #3/Acoustic Take 2) Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Gage 4:41
15. I’m So Tired Performer – Alex*, Lesa* Written-By – John Lennon/Paul McCartney 3:19
16. That’s All It Took Written-By – Charlotte Grier, Darrell Edwards, George Jones (2) 3:05
17. Pre-Downs Written-By – Alex Chilton, Jim Dickinson 5:27
18. Baby Strange Written-By – Marc Bolan 2:54
19. Big Black Car (Demo #1/Band) Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Gage 6:08
20. Kizza Me (Dickinson Rough Mix/Alex Guide Vocal) 2:43
21. Till The End Of The Day  Written-By – Ray Davies 2:19
22. Thank You Friends (Dickinson Rough Mix/Alex Guide Vocal) 3:14
23. O, Dana (Dickinson Rough Mix) 2:37
24. Dream Lover (Dickinson Rough Mix) 3:54

Vol. 2: Roughs To Mixes

      1. “Big Black Car (Dickinson Rough Mix/Alex Guide Vocal)”
      2. “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (Dickinson Rough Mix)”
      3. “Take Care (Dickinson Rough Mix)”
      4. “Holocaust (Dickinson Rough Mix)”
      5. “Nightime (Dickinson Rough Mix)”
      6. “Thank You Friends (Dickinson Rough Mix)”
      7. “Nature Boy (Dickinson Rough Mix)”
      8. “After Hours”  – Lesa
      9. “Stroke It Noel (Backwards Intro)”
      10. “Lovely Day (Fry Rough Mix)”
      11. “Nightime (Fry Rough Mix)”
      12. “Blue Moon (Fry Rough Mix)”
      13. “Till The End Of The Day (Alternate Mix #1)”
      14. “Big Black Car (Fry Rough Mix)”
      15. “Holocaust (Fry Alternate/Rough Mix)”
      16. “Downs (Fry Rough Mix)”
      17. “Kanga Roo (Fry Rough Mix)”
      18. “Femme Fatale (Fry Rough Mix)”
      19. “For You (Alternate Version/Alex Vocal)”
      20. “Thank You Friends (Fry Rough Mix)”
      21. “Take Care (Alternate Version/Alex Vocal)”
      22. “Kizza Me (Fry Rough Mix)”
      23. “Till The End Of the Day (Fry Rough Mix #2)” – Lesa
      24. “Nature Boy (Fry Rough Mix)”
      25. “Mañana”

Vol. 3: Final Masters

      1. “Stroke It Noel”
      2. “Downs”
      3. “Femme Fatale”
      4. “Thank You Friends”
      5. “Holocaust”
      6. “Jesus Christ”
      7. “Blue Moon”
      8. “Kizza Me”
      9. “For You”
      10. “O, Dana”
      11. “Nightime”
      12. “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”
      13. “Kanga Roo”
      14. “Take Care”
      15. “Big Black Car”
      16. “Dream Lover”
      17. “You Can’t Have Me”
      18. “Till the End of the Day”
      19. “Lovely Day”
      20. “Nature Boy”
      21. “Thank You Friends (New Remix – Vocals & Strings)”

In Space

In Space

Released September 27, 2005

CD Track Listings:

1. “Dony”- 2:45
2. “Lady Sweet” – 3:40
3. “Best Chance” – 3:04
4. “Turn My Back on the Sun” – 2:38
5. “Love Revolution” – 5:49
6. “February’s Quiet”- 2:44
7. “Mine Exclusively” -2:31
8. “A Whole New Thing”- 3:52
9. “Aria, Lago”- 2:30
10. “Hung Up with Summer” – 3:03
11. “Do You Wanna Make It” –  2:46
12. “Makeover”

BIG STAR LIVE ALBUMS

Live

Released February 21, 1992

CD Track Listings:

      1. “September Gurls” – 3:12
      2. “Way Out West” – 2:41
      3. “Mod Lang” – 2:38
      4. “Don’t Lie to Me” – 3:29
      5. “O My Soul” – 5:31
      6. “Interview” – 2:54
      7. “The Ballad of El Goodo” – 3:54
      8. “Thirteen” – 2:54
      9. “I’m in Love with a Girl” – 2:04
      10. “Motel Blues” – 3:10
      11. “In the Street” – 2:55
      12. “You Get What You Deserve” – 3:29
      13. “Daisy Glaze” – 3:48
      14. “Back of a Car” – 2:30
      15. “She’s a Mover” – 3:31

Columbia: Live at Missouri University 

Released September 14, 1993

CD Track Listings:

      1. “In the Street”  – 3:10
      2. “Don’t Lie to Me”  – 3:22
      3. “When My Baby’s Beside Me”  – 3:25
      4. “I Am the Cosmos”  – 4:12
      5. “The Ballad of El Goodo”  – 4:28
      6. “Back of a Car”  – 2:53
      7. “Way Out West”  – 2:54
      8. “Daisy Glaze”  – 3:34
      9. “Baby Strange”  – 4:03
      10. “For You”  – 3:04
      11. “Feel”  – 3:34
      12. “September Gurls”  – 2:58
      13. “Thank You Friends”  – 3:19
      14. “Slut”  – 3:58

Nobody Can Dance

Released 1999

CD Track Listings:

1. Don’t Lie To Me
2. Back Of My Car
3. O My Soul
4. Mod Lang
5. She’s A Mover
6. September Gurls
7. In The Street
8. You Get What You Deserve
9. Baby Strange
10. Mod Lang
11. You Get What You Deserve
12. The Letter
13. September Gurls
14. Way Out West
15. O My Soul

Live Tribute at the Levitt Shell

Released 2011

CD Track Listings:

1. In the Street
2. Don’t Lie to Me
3. When My Baby’s Beside Me

Live in Memphis

Released 2014

CD Track Listings:

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

Live at Lafayette’s Music Room – Memphis, TN

Released 2017

Live performance from 1973

CD Track Listings:

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

Live On WLIR

Released 2019

CD Track Listings:

1 September Gurls
2 O My Soul
3 Way Out West
4 Interview
5 Mod Lang
6 The Ballad Of El Goodo
7 Don’t Lie To Me
8 Thirteen
9 I’m In Love With A Girl
10 Motel Blues
11 In The Street
12 You Get What You Deserve
13 Daisy Glaze
14 Back Of A Car
15 She’s A Mover

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