Third (reissued in 1985 as Third/Sister Lovers) is the third album by American rock band Big Star. Sessions started at Ardent Studios in September 1974.
Big Star – 3rd. Label: PVC Records – PVC 7903. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Spine and label refers to the album as "Third". Liner text begins on back of jacket and ends on the inner sleeve. Original has the Black and white photo cover as opposed to the later reissue with black and blue cover. Other Versions (5 of 33) View All. Cat.
Big Star : 3rd,album, chronique, tracklist, mp3, paroles. Date de parution 1978. Labels Line Records Ardent Records Aura Records. Style MusicalPop Rock. Membres possèdant cet album5. Re-Issue on CD in 1992 by Rykodisc with a different cover and 5 bonustracks under the name THIRD/SISTER LOVERS.
Is 3rd the best album by Big Star? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. This album At A Glance. 3rd by Big Star (1978) Overall rank: 513th.
A shambling wreck of an album, Big Star's Third/Sister Lovers ranks among the most harrowing experiences in pop music; impassioned, erratic, and stark, it's the slow, sinking sound of a band falling apart. Recorded with their label, Stax, poised on the verge of bankruptcy, the album finds Alex Chilton at the end of his rope, sabotaging his own music long before it can ever reach the wrecking crew of poor distribution, indifferent marketing, and disinterested pop radio.
The shimmering brilliance of Big Star’s sound and songs on those two LPs, along with its underdog allure, would have been sufficient to perpetuate the band’s legend. But there was a third album, and that strange beast of a record made all the difference for subsequent generations of fans-many of whom formed bands of their own-who turned each other on to this music as if it were a secret religion or a trippy new drug. The next year I read in Billboard that a test pressing of a 3rd Big Star album was making the rounds. I kept on waiting for it to appear. and at some point I learned that it wouldn't. So when Alex played the Rat in Boston in 1977, Erik and I introduced ourselves (I don't believe we mentioned the prior encounter, since it seemed ill-advised to remind him of it).
3rd Album is strangely enough not their third full-length album but their fourth and was originally released in 1971. Their influence reached well beyond their generation: even bands like Nirvana and The Prodigy used Shocking Blue's "Love Buzz". 3rd Album is strangely enough not their third full-length album but their fourth and was originally released in 1971. This reissue comes with six bonus tracks consisting of singles and b-sides and a gatefold sleeve. 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
Big Star never completed their third album. In fact, it’s likely that the music collected on Omnivore’s triple-disc box set Complete Third was never intended to be a Big Star album. Alex Chilton maintained as late as 2007 that he and drummer Jody Stephens never considered these 1974 sessions a Big Star project, a testament supported by the fact that none of the tapes in Ardent Studios were labeled with name Big Star. Prior to that, the album came out under a variety of titles-3rd, The Third Album, Big Star’s 3rd: Sister Lovers, Sister Lovers (The Third Album), with the alleged provisional title Beale Street Green remaining the province of bootlegs-all bearing a different track listing, none of which mirrored the test pressing that was unsuccessfully shopped around to.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A1||Stroke It Noel|
Written-By – Jody Stephens
|A4||You Can't Have Me|
Written-By – Lou Reed
|B4||Big Black Car
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Gage
|B7||Thank You Friends|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Ardent Productions Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Rykodisc, Inc.
- Manufactured By – Runt LLC
- Marketed By – Runt LLC
- Licensed From – Rykodisc, Inc.
- Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-59670
- Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-59671
- Recorded At – Ardent Studios
- Bass – Tommy Cathey, Tommy McClure, William Murphy
- Compilation Producer – Glenn Fidell
- Design – Murray Brenman
- Drums – Jody Stephens, Tarp Tarrant*
- Drums, Engineer – Richard Rosebrough
- Engineer – John Fry
- Guitar – Lee Baker , Steve Cropper
- Photography By – Michael O'Brien
- Producer, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Engineer – Jim Dickinson
- Reeds, Woodwind, Synthesizer, Arranged By [Strings] – Carl Marsh
- Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Engineer – Alex Chilton
- Written-By – Alex Chilton (tracks: A1, A3 to B1, B3, B5 to B7)
NotesIncluding liner notes by Pete Tomlinson.
[on back cover:]
4 Men With Beard PO Box 2947 San Francisco CA 94126 USA
℗ 1975 Ardent Productions, Inc. © 1992 Rykodisc, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Manufactured and marketed by Runt LLC under exclusive license from Rykodisc, Inc.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side-A, etched): 4M-142 A1 S-59670
- Matrix / Runout (S-de-B, etched): 4M-142 B1 S-59671
|PVC 7903||Big Star||3rd (LP, Album)||PVC Records||PVC 7903||US||1978|
|RACS 0220, RACS0220||Big Star||Third / Sister Lovers (Cass, Album, RE)||Ryko Analogue, Ryko Analogue||RACS 0220, RACS0220||US||1992|
|RCD 10220||Big Star||Third / Sister Lovers (CD, Album, Club)||Rykodisc||RCD 10220||US||1992|
|LICD 9.00492 O||Big Star||The Third Album / Sister Lovers (CD, Album, RE)||Line Records||LICD 9.00492 O||Germany||1987|
|RCD 10220||Big Star||Third / Sister Lovers (CD, Album, RE)||Rykodisc||RCD 10220||UK||Unknown|