On July 3, Magnolia Pictures is set to release Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, a feature-length documentary that chronicles the history of the seminal ‘70s power pop band as well as the phenomenon surrounding their later-in-life revival.
Though the band only released three albums and all of them failed to make a dent in the commercial charts, subsequent generations embraced the group’s signature propelling hooks and gorgeous melodies, making Big Star one of the most influential pop groups of all time. R.E.M., The Flaming Lips, Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith, The Replacements, Beck and Belle & Sebastation have all cited the band as a formative part of their sound.
An official selection at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, the film won Best Documentary at Indie Memphis and also made the rounds at the BFI London Film Fest and DOC NYC.
Now, in preparation for the film’s release, Omnivore Recordings announced in a press release that they will release a 22-song soundtrack for the film on June 25. Consisting of unreleased versions of various Big Star songs, including demos, alternate mixes and new mixes designed specifically for the film, the album will be available on CD, digitally and as a special double-LP in a gatefold sleeve.
1. O My Soul (Demo, 1973)
2. Give Me Another Chance (Control Room Monitor Mix, 1972)
3. In The Street (Movie Mix, 2012)
4. When My Baby ’s Beside Me (Alternate Mix, 1972)
5. Studio Banter (1972)
6. Try Again (Movie Mix, 2012) Rock City
7. My Life Is Right (Alternate Mix, 1972)
8. The Ballad Of El Goodo (Alternate Mix, 1972)
9. Feel (Alternate Mix, 1972)
10. Don’t Lie To Me (Alternate Mix, 1972)
11. Way Out West (Alternate Mix, 1973)
13. Thirteen (Alternate Mix, 1972)
14. You Get What You Deserve (Alternate Mix, 1973)
15. Holocaust (Rough Mix, 1974)
16. Kanga Roo (Rough Mix, 1974)
17. Stroke It Noel (Backward Intro, 1974)
18. Big Black Car (Rough Mix, 1974)
19. Better Save Yourself (Movie Mix, 2012) (Chris Bell)
20. I Am The Cosmos (Movie Mix, 2012) (Chris Bell)
21. All We Ever Got From Them Was Pain (Movie Mix, 2012) (Alex Chilton)
22. September Gurls (Movie Mix, 2012)