You've heard The Letter by The Box Tops? How about Cry Like A Baby? Sure, you've heard those. That band's singer was Alex Chilton, just 16 at the time. But it was with Big Star, which he joined in 1971, that he truly made his mark on the music world.
Keep An Eye On The Sky is a four-CD collection that shows why Big Star influenced REM, The Replacements, Cheap Trick, the dBs and dozens more. Power pop doesn't get more powerful (nor as poppy) than this.
Included are rarities, unreleased demos, unused mixes and a 1973 concert recorded in Memphis (the band's home base).There's even a track called Country Morn, which was originally issued as a flexi-disc(!) on Big Star's fanzine. Too cool.
Pick it up for the music fan on your list. And why not treat yourself, too? Discover why Big Star deserved to be really big stars!
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