Listen to ‘Daisy Glaze’ From Big Star’s Upcoming LP, ‘Live In Memphis’
Sure, Big Star have become legendary, but for years, it was only a handful of fans who kept their name alive. They're nowhere near the most documented of rock and roll bands, and the only known professionally-filmed concert comes from their reunion era, 1994 to be exact. That concert is soon to be available to fans worldwide as 'Big Star: Live In Memphis.'
Omnivore Recordings will issue 'Live In Memphis' on CD, double-LP (with download card) and DVD on Nov. 4, and we are now getting a taste of that performance with the track 'Daisy Glaze.' Founding members Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens are joined by Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow of the Posies (who had joined the ranks in 1993), having to fill some big shoes previously worn by Andy Hummel and Chris Bell.
Written by Chilton, Hummel and Stephens, 'Daisy Glaze' first appeared on the band's second album, ' Radio City' in early 1974. Check out the 'Live In Memphis' track below:
The band was in fine form on this evening in 1994, which was originally billed as their "farewell U.S. performance." This proved to be far from the truth as they would go on to perform off and on for the next 16 years, until the death of Chilton.
The package includes liner notes from filmmaker Danny Graflund, Ardent Studios’ John Fry, Jody Stephens, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow. The entire concert, 20 songs, will be featured on the CD and vinyl, with one track ('Fire') being omitted from the DVD. Collectors take note, the first pressing of the LP (1000 copies) will be on colored vinyl.