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Big Star Keep An Eye On The Sky

on May 31, 2009, 11:45am

Even if you have never heard of Big Star before, you know some of their music. That 70’s Show chose their “In The Street” for its theme (though it’s covered by Cheap Trick), making for a fitting representation of an entire decade worth of music. Then there are the numerous covers by Wilco, Elliott Smith, etc. of their poignantly nostalgic “Thirteen”, most notably found on the posthumous Elliott Smith release, New Moon. Some hail the group’s first two records as some of the best of the 70’s, and both #1 Record and Radio City are receiving reissues. But come September, Rhino will release a rarities box set for the biggest Big Star fans around. Titled Keep an Eye on the Sky, the set will include be a four disc collection of rarities, live recordings, and unreleased tracks. It will also include a large book which chronicles the band’s history. All will be available by September 15th for $69.98. Start saving up now. (via Prefix)

Keep an Eye on the Sky Tracklist:
Disc 1:
01. Chris Bell: “Psychedelic Stuff”
02. Icewater: “All I See Is You”
03. Alex Chilton: “Every Day as We Grow Closer” (Original Mix)
03. Rock City: “Try Again” (Early Version)
04. Rock City: “The Preacher”
05. Feel
06. The Ballad of El Goodo (Alternate Mix) *
07. In the Street
08. Thirteen (Alternate Mix) *
09. Don’t Lie to Me
10. The India Song
11. When My Baby’s Beside Me (Alternate Mix) *
12. My Life Is Right (Alternate Mix) *
13. Give Me Another Chance (Alternate Mix) *
14. Try Again
15. Chris Bell: “Gone With the Light” *
16. Watch the Sunrise
17. ST 100/6 (Alternate Mix) *
18. In the Street (Second Recorded Version)
19. Feel (Early Mix) *
20. The Ballad of El Goodo (Alternate Lyrics)
21. The India Song (Alternate Version) *
22. Country Morn
23. I Got Kinda Lost (Demo)
24. Motel Blues (Demo) *
Disc 2:
01. There Was a Light (Demo) *
02. Life Is White (Demo) *
03. What’s Going Ahn (Demo) *
04. O My Soul
05. Life Is White
06. Way Out West (Alternate Mix) *
07. What’s Going Ahn
08. You Get What You Deserve (Alternate Mix) *
09. Mod Lang (Alternate Mix)
10. Back of a Car (Alternate Mix) *
11. Daisy Glaze
12. She’s A Mover
13. September Gurls
14. Morpha Too (Alternate Mix) *
15. I’m in Love With a Girl
16. O My Soul (Alternate Version) *
17. Back of a Car (Demo)
18. Daisy Glaze (Alternate Take) *
19. She’s a Mover (Alternate Version)
20. Chris Bell: “I Am the Cosmos”
21. Chris Bell: “You and Your Sister”
22. Alex Chilton: “Blue Moon” (Demo) *
23. Alex Chilton: “Femme Fatale” (Demo) *
24. Alex Chilton: Thank You Friends” (Demo) *
25. Alex Chilton: “You Get What You Deserve” (Demo) *
Disc 3:
01. Alex Chilton: “Lovely Day (aka Stroke It Noel)” (Demo)
02. Alex Chilton: “Downs” (Demo)
03. Alex Chilton: “Nightime” (Demo) *
04. Alex Chilton: “Jesus Christ” (Demo) *
05. Alex Chilton: “Holocaust” (Demo) *
06. Alex Chilton: “Take Care” (Demo) *
07. Alex Chilton: “Big Black Car” (Alternate Demo) *
08. Manana *
09. Jesus Christ
10. Femme Fatale
11. O, Dana
12. Kizza Me
13. You Can’t Have Me
14. Nightime
15. Dream Lover
16. Blue Moon
17. Take Care
18. Stroke It Noel
19. For You
20. Downs
21. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
22. Big Black Car
23. Holocaust
24. Kanga Roo
25. Thank You Friends
26. Till The End of the Day
27. Lovely Day *
28. Nature Boy
Disc 4: (Live at Lafayette’s Music Room, Memphis, TN)
01. When My Baby’s Beside Me *
02. My Life Is Right *
03. She’s a Mover *
04. Way Out West *
05. The Ballad of El Goodo *
06. In the Street *
07. Back of a Car *
08. Thirteen *
09. The India Song *
10. Try Again *
11. Watch the Sunrise *
12. Don’t Lie to Me *
13. Hot Burrito #2 *
14. I Got Kinda Lost *
15. Baby Strange *
16. Slut *
17. There Was a Light *
18. ST 100/6 *
19. Come On Now *
20. O My Soul *

* = previously unreleased

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