In Space

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In Space
Studio album by Big Star
Released 27 September 2005
Recorded 2004 at Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee
Genre Power pop
Length 39:04
Label Rykodisc
Producer Big Star and Jeff Powell[1]
Big Star chronology
Columbia: Live at Missouri University 4/25/93
(1993)Columbia: Live at Missouri University 4/25/931993
In Space
Keep an Eye on the Sky
(2009)Keep an Eye on the Sky2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (dud)[3]

In Space is the fourth and final studio album by the American rock group Big Star, released in 2005. It was the first new studio recording by the band since Third/Sister Lovers, which was recorded in 1974.

The album featured original Big Star members Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens, with two more recent recruits, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow. Auer and Stringfellow had been members of The Posies before joining Big Star for sporadic live performances and tours since 1993.[4] Big Star did not tour in support of the album.

"Mine Exclusively" was originally recorded by The Olympics in 1966.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Auer, Chilton, Stephens, and Stringfellow, except where noted.

  1. "Dony" – 2:45
  2. "Lady Sweet" – 3:40
  3. "Best Chance" – 3:04
  4. "Turn My Back on the Sun" – 2:38
  5. "Love Revolution" – 5:49 (Auer, Chilton, Jim Spake, Stephens, Stringfellow, Nokie Taylor)
  6. "February's Quiet" – 2:44
  7. "Mine Exclusively" – 2:31 (Shirley Mae Matthews)
  8. "A Whole New Thing" – 3:52
  9. "Aria, Largo" – 2:30 (Georg Muffat)
  10. "Hung Up with Summer" – 3:03 (Auer, Chilton, Bill Cunningham, Stephens, Stringfellow)
  11. "Do You Wanna Make It" – 2:46
  12. "Makeover" – 3:42



  1. ^ a b c "Big Star - In Space (CD, Album) at Discogs". Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Mark Deming. "In Space". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Robert Christgau. "Big Star". Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Big Star at Allmusic [1]