7-inch single from the Alex Chilton tribute concert in
released this month via Ardent.
By Blurt Staff
A message from Jody Stephens of Big Star:
For our last performance
as Big Star, Jon, Ken and I had some very good friends join us
to celebrate the music and lives of Alex, Andy and Chris on May 15, 2010.
The performances really tell the story of what happened and how we all felt
about that evening at Memphis’
Levitt Shell. The idea of trying to release the show in its entirety was
overwhelming in the sense of time and effort needed for all performance
So I thought, first artist
first: John Davis was the first of many wonderful guest artists to join us on
stage. He wailed on three songs: “In The Street,” “Don’t Lie To
Me” and “When My Baby’s Beside Me.” These were just the
right amount songs (and time) for an EP release. So with mastering engineer
Larry Nix and Big Star’s engineer, John Fry, and our Neumann cutting
lathe all residing in the Ardent Studios building how could we not cut vinyl?
Watch the video clip below for
an idea of what the evening was like. We hope to release more of the show
down the road.
Big Star with John Davis of Superdrag – Live Tribute
to Alex Chilton is a 7-inch single
released by Ardent on June 21 (engineered by Jeff Powell, Curry Weber and Chris
Jackson; mixed at Ardent Studios by Jeff Powell, assisted by Adam Hill; mastered
by Larry Nix and John Fry; executive Producer: John Fry). Details at: www.ardentmusic.com