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Alex Chilton solo recordings collected in Free Again: The “1970″ Sessions

on December 01, 2011, 11:58am

alex chilton page lp cover11 Alex Chilton solo recordings collected in Free Again: The 1970 Sessions

The late Alex Chilton became an indie rock icon as the frontman for The Box Tops and Big Star. Between his time with those two acts, however, the songwriter spent some time in the studio recording solo material for the first time. Now, as Buy These Records points out, Omnivore Recordings has collected Chilton’s songs for a new compilation titled Free Again: The “1970” Sessions.

The CD and digital versions of the set compile 20 songs, six of which have never seen release. The vinyl edition collects 12 songs over two LPs, with one track being previously unreleased. Stream the song “I Can Dig It”, and check out the complete tracklisting below.

Pre-sales for all three configurations are ongoing through Omnivore’s digital shop. Exclusive to the site is a bundle of the limited edition LP and a 7” single featuring the original mix and demo versions of the track “All We Ever Got From Them Was Pain”. That package is limited to only 500, while the first 1,500 orders of the LP will get a limited edition clear vinyl. How big of a Chilton fan are you?

Free Again: The “1970” Sessions Tracklisting:
CD/Digital:
01. Free Again (Original mono mix)
02. Come On Honey
03. Something Deep Inside
04. I Can Dig It
05. The Emi Song (Smile For Me)
06. All I Really Want Is Money
07. The Happy Song
08. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
09. Every Day As We Grow Closer/Funky National
10. I Wish I Could Meet Elvis
11. Just To See You
12. All We Ever Got From Them Was Pain
13. Sugar, Sugar/I Got The Feelin’
14. Free Again (Stereo mix w/ alternative vocals)
15. Every Day As We Grow Closer (Original mono mix)
16. Come On Honey (Original mono mix)
17. The Emi Song (Smile For Me) (Original mono mix)
18. All I Really Want Is Money (Original mono mix)
19. If You Would Marry Me Babe (Demo)
20. It Isn’t Always That Easy (Demo)

LP Side 1:
01. Free Again (Original mono mix)
02. I Can Dig It
03. Something Deep Inside
04. Just To See You
05. The Emi Song (Smile For Me)
06. All I Really Want Is Money

Side 2:
01. Come On Honey
02. I Wish I Could Meet Elvis
03. Every Day As We Grow Closer/Funky National
04. The Happy Song
05. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
06. All We Ever Got From Them Was Pain

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