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Big Star releasing box set, PLAYING NYC SHOW (on sale)

“Big Star served as a Rosetta stone for a whole generation of musicians.” –Peter Buck, R.E.M.

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Rhino is releasing Big Star‘s 4-disc boxed set which includes 98 tracks spanning from 1968-1975. This power pop band created music that turned artists as diverse as Cheap Trick, R.E.M., and The Replacements into Big Star fans. The 4-disc boxed set, Keep an Eye on the Sky, includes extensive liner notes, rare and never-before-seen photos, and insightful essays about the cult of Big Star and the band’s history. These influential tracks will be released September 15, 2009.

Also, on RECORD STORE DAY, a special Limited edition Big Star 7″ Vinyl will be available. Only 3,500 vinyl will be pressed. These 7″ vinyl will only be available at independent records on September 5th.

I’m not sure what Record Store Day has to do with anything, but that’s a picture of the 7″ above.

Big Star is:

Jon Auer
Alex Chilton (original member)
Jody Stephens (original member)
Ken Stringfellow

Jon and Ken, both members of the Posies, joined in 1993. The Posies recently got back together to perform “Frosting on the Beater” at Gramercy Theatre and The Bell House. Ken often plays solo shows, like when he opened for Robyn Hitchcock at the Bell House recently. Jon also plays solo shows, like the one he has scheduled at The Bell House on September 15th with Fountains of Wayne.

Alex Chilton still plays shows too, often in Hoboken, and sometimes with The Box Tops. In 2005 he survived Katrina. Posts about him are usually accompanied by comments like “Big Star please!”…

Tickets are on sale for a Wednesday, November 18th Big Star show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple.

Videos from a show Big Star played in Hyde Park in July, with a picture of the Rhino box set and the tracklist, below…

Big Star – Ballad Of El Goodo (Live at the Serpentine Sessions, Hyde Park, London – 1st July 2009)

Big Star – ‘Til The End Of The Day (Live at the Serpentine Sessions, Hyde Park, London – 1st July 2009)

Big Star – September Gurls (Live at the Serpentine Sessions, Hyde Park, London – 1st July 2009)

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Big Star Box Set tracklist
# Psychedelic Stuff – Chris Bell
# All I See Is You – Icewater
# Every Day As We Grow Closer (Original Mix) – Alex Chilton
# Try Again (Early Version) – Rock City
# The Preacher – Rock City
# Feel
# The Ballad Of El Goodo – Alternate Mix*
# In The Street
# Thirteen – Alternate Mix*
# Don’t Lie To Me
# The India Song
# When My Baby’s Beside Me – Alternate Mix*
# My Life Is Right – Alternate Mix*
# Give Me Another Chance – Alternate Mix*
# Try Again
# Gone With The Light* – Chris Bell
# Watch The Sunrise
# ST 100/6 – Alternate Mix*
# In The Street – Second Recorded Version
# Feel – Early Mix*
# The Ballad Of El Goodo (Alternate Lyrics)
# The India Song – Alternate Version*
# Country Morn
# I Got Kinda Lost – Demo
# Motel Blues – Demo*
# There Was A Light – Demo*
# Life Is White – Demo*
# What’s Going Ahn – Demo*
# O My Soul
# Life Is White
# Way Out West – Alternate Mix*
# What’s Going Ahn
# You Get What You Deserve – Alternate Mix*
# Mod Lang – Alternate Mix
# Back Of A Car – Alternate Mix*
# Daisy Glaze
# She’s A Mover
# September Gurls
# Morpha Too – Alternate Mix*
# I’m In Love With A Girl
# O My Soul – Alternate Version*
# Back Of A Car – Demo
# Daisy Glaze – Alternate Take*
# She’s A Mover – Alternate Version
# I Am The Cosmos – Chris Bell
# You And Your Sister – Chris Bell
# Blue Moon – Demo* – Alex Chilton
# Femme Fatale – Demo* – Alex Chilton
# Thank You Friends – Demo* – Alex Chilton
# You Get What You Deserve – Demo* – Alex Chilton
# Lovely Day (aka Stroke It Noel) – Demo – Alex Chilton
# Downs – Demo – Alex Chilton
# Nightime – Demo* – Alex Chilton
# Jesus Christ – Demo* – Alex Chilton
# Holocaust – Demo* – Alex Chilton
# Take Care – Demo* – Alex Chilton
# Big Black Car – Alternate Demo* – Alex Chilton
# Manana*
# Jesus Christ
# Femme Fatale
# O, Dana
# Kizza Me
# You Can’t Have Me
# Nightime
# Dream Lover
# Blue Moon
# Take Care
# Stroke It Noel
# For You
# Downs
# Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
# Big Black Car
# Holocaust
# Kanga Roo
# Thank You Friends
# Till The End Of The Day
# Lovely Day*
# Nature Boy
# When My Baby’s Beside Me*
# My Life Is Right*
# She’s A Mover*
# Way Out West*
# The Ballad Of El Goodo*
# In The Street*
# Back Of A Car*
# Thirteen*
# The India Song*
# Try Again*
# Watch The Sunrise*
# Don’t Lie To Me*
# Hot Burrito #2*
# I Got Kinda Lost*
# Baby Strange*
# Slut*
# There Was A Light*
# ST 100/6*
# Come On Now*
# O My Soul*

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