Number 1 Record

1972 studio album by Big Star / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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#1 Record is the debut album by the American rock band Big Star. It was released on April 24, 1972 by Memphis-based Ardent Records.

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#1 Record
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 24 1972
RecordedMay 1971 - February 1972
StudioArdent Studios, Memphis
GenrePower pop[1]
ProducerJohn Fry
Big Star chronology
#1 Record
Radio City

Many critics praised the album's vocal harmonies and songcraft but #1 Record suffered from poor distribution and sold fewer than 10,000 copies upon its initial release. However, #1 Record gained wider attention in the late 1970s in the UK when EMI reissued it with Radio City as a double LP package due to increasing demand.[2] The same combination was used when the album was released on CD in 1992.[3] It is now widely-regarded as a seminal work in pop rock and power pop. In 2020 it was ranked number 474 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[4] Rolling Stone also ranked the song "Thirteen" as number 406 on its 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[5] It was voted number 188 in the third edition of Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000).[6]