Editors’ Notes It’s no wonder why Big Star’s shimmering 1972 debut became a go-to for future power-pop/rock legends like Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, and The Replacements. Primary songwriters Chris Bell and ex-Box Tops singer Alex Chilton were a brilliant team that created sing-along anthems with gorgeous guitar and vocal hooks. The horn-stoked “Feel,” the psych-folk popper “The Ballad of El Goodo,” and the soul-deep “When My Baby’s Beside Me” are downright inescapable. The acoustic-driven heartbreakers sting the most, such as the yearning lament “Thirteen” and the valentine to regret “Give Me Another Chance.”  

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Feel
1
3:32
 
The Ballad of El Goodo
2
4:20
 
In the Street
3
2:54
 
Thirteen
4
2:34
 
Don't Lie To Me
5
3:07
 
The India Song
6
2:20
 
When My Baby's Beside Me
7
3:23
 
My Life Is Right
8
3:06
 
Give Me Another Chance
9
3:27
 
Try Again
10
3:32
 
Watch the Sunrise
11
3:43
 
St 100/6
12
0:58
 

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