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Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live… and More / 3-disc sets

Next month sees the release of Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live... And More, a concert film that celebrates the music of Big Star, via line-up of great musicians, including members of R.E.M., Wilco, Yo La Tengo and more…

The film receives its world premiere at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas but Concord Bicycle Music will release the audio/video across a number of special editions.

The show is a filmed performance from April 2016 at Alex Theatre in at Glendale, California, directed by Benno Nelson. Musicians include sole surviving Big Star member Jody Stephens, Mike Mills, Mitch Easter and the performances also feature a “who’s who of indie rock” –  including Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone of Wilco, Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo), Robyn Hitchcock, Dan Wilson (Semisonic), as well as a full chamber orchestra conducted by Carl Marsh, who wrote the original orchestrations for the Third album. They perform not only songs from Third, but also material from Big Star’s first two albums, #1 Record and Radio City (hence the ‘…And More‘ in the title)

Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live... And More will be released on 21 April 2017 as a 2CD+DVD (or 2CD+blu-ray) combo pack, as well as an audio-only two-CD set. Note that the blu-ray combo set is actually cheaper in the UK than the DVD version!

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Big Star

Thank You Friends... 2CD+blu-ray Edition

Shop Price GBP Stock
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 18.62
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 18.34
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 18.41
Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 21.97
Amazon fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 20.51
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 21.44
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 23.44
JPC de 6LP coloured vinyl box 25.84
HMV uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 29.99
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Big Star

Thank You Friends... 2CD+DVD Edition

Shop Price GBP Stock
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 15.88
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 17.89
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 16.48
Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 19.65
Amazon fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 15.87
JPC de 6LP coloured vinyl box 20.67
HMV uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 24.99
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Big Star's Third Live

Thank You Friends... 2CD Edition

Shop Price GBP Stock
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 9.78
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 11.68
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 9.84
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Disc: 1
1. Watch the Sunrise feat. Pat Sansone and Brett Harris
2. September Gurls feat. Mike Mills
3. In the Street feat. Brett Harris and Mike Mills
4. Back of a Car feat. Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow
5. Thirteen feat. Skylar Gudasz
6. Give Me Another Chance feat. Dan Wilson
7. When My Baby’s Beside Me feat. Jeff Tweedy
8. I’m in Love with a Girl feat. Pat Sansone
9. Feel feat. Ken Stringfellow
10. The Ballad of El Goodo feat. Dan Wilson
11. I Am the Cosmos feat. Chris Stamey
12. You and Your Sister feat. Pat Sansone

Disc: 2
1. Kizza Me feat. Jeff Tweedy and Django Haskins
2. O, Dana feat. Jon Auer
3. For You feat. Jody Stephens and Luther Russell
4. Nightime feat. Jeff Tweedy
5. Jesus Christ feat. Mike Mills
6. Take Care (feat. Ira Kaplan
7. Big Black Car feat. Jessica Pratt and Jon Auer
8. Blue Moon feat. Jody Stephens
9. Stroke It, Noel feat. Ken Stringfellow
10. Downs feat. Robyn Hitchcock
11. Dream Lover feat. Skylar Gudasz and Ken Stringfellow
12. Holocaust feat. Django Haskins
13. You Can’t Have Me feat. Skylar Gudasz and Mike Mills
14. Kanga Roo feat. Brett Harris
15. Thank You, Friends (ensemble)

Disc: 3 (DVD or Blu-ray)
1. I’m in Love with a Girl feat. Pat Sansone
2. Feel feat. Ken Stringfellow
3. September Gurls feat. Mike Mills
4. Thirteen feat. Skylar Gudasz
5. The Ballad of El Goodo feat. Dan Wilson
6. Watch the Sunrise feat. Pat Sansone and Brett Harris
7. When My Baby’s Beside Me feat. Jeff Tweedy
8. I Am the Cosmos feat. Chris Stamey
9. In the Street feat. Brett Harris and Mike Mills
10. Kizza Me feat. Jeff Tweedy and Django Haskins
11. O, Dana feat. Jon Auer
12. For You feat. Jody Stephens and Luther Russell
13. Nightime feat. Jeff Tweedy
14. Jesus Christ feat. Mike Mills
15. Take Care feat. Ira Kaplan
16. Big Black Car feat. Jessica Pratt and Jon Auer
17. Blue Moon feat. Jody Stephens
18. Stroke It, Noel feat. Ken Stringfellow
19. Downs feat. Robyn Hitchcock
20. Dream Lover feat. Skylar Gudasz and Ken Stringfellow
21. Holocaust feat. Django Haskins
22. You Can’t Have Me feat. Skylar Gudasz and Mike Mills
23. Kanga Roo feat. Brett Harris
24. Give Me Another Chance feat. Dan Wilson
25. Thank You, Friends (ensemble)
26. Bonus Track – You and Your Sister feat. Pat Sansone

 

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7 responses to Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live… and More / 3-disc sets

  1. gogandmagog says:

    seems great and good price for 2CD+blu-ray Edition…hoping Third complete came to a lower price!!!

  2. noyoucmon says:

    I was at one of the Big Star tribute revues, or whatever you wanna call them, and it was a very nice night of music, but nothing I need to revisit on video or audio. At this point, I’m cynical over the now endless flow of Big Star product.

  3. Charles Hodgson says:

    One of my favourite ever records.

    Zero interest in this release however.

    One reason: no Alex.

    Spend your money on the Complete Third box set instead.

    Can we have some more Alex Chilton archive teleases next?

  4. Mandrake says:

    I wasn’t at the show, I would like to see and hear it.

  5. PC says:

    Thanks, Paul. I’ve ordered it.

    Charles, I was sceptical about this show, but went to see it in Sydney. It was magnificent, a powerful tribute to the Big Star members who died too young.

  6. PC says:

    As for the “endless flow of Big Star product”, well, I can’t get enough.

  7. backwards7 says:

    I loved the references to Big Star in the excellent Quarry mini-series. As you would expect from a show set in 1970s Memphis.

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