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Omnivore Recordings will release “Free Again: The “1970″ Sessions” (CD/Digital/LP/Limited Edition LP+7″ Bundle), the first solo recordings from a post-Box Tops / pre-Big Star Alex Chilton, including previously unissued tracks. Available on January 10th, 2012.
Details and Pre-order >> HERE.

Also, Omnivore has released Big Star’s “Third” (Test Pressing Edition), 500 copies Limited-Edition 180-gram clear vinyl as their first webstore exclusive, and the black vinyl as Record Store Day version.


Alex Chilton – The EMI Song (Smile For Me)
from “Free Again: The “1970″ Sessions”
written by Alex Chilton and Terry Manning

released 21 March 2011

Fan Modine Cover of Alex Chilton song from his album ’1970′. Mixing, mastering and additional instrumentation and backup vocals by original song co-writer Terry Manning. Also featuring Chris Stamey (Guitar Solo), Lee Waters (Essex Green, Dean Wareham), Matt McMichaels (formerly of The Mayflies USA), Michael Holland (Jennyanykind), Wes Lachot, Lisa Lachot, Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), Seamus Kenney (SNMNMNM), and more. 50% of proceeds to benefit the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic.

Fan Modine – Through the Valley

Taken from North Carolina’s Gordon Zacharias aka Fan Modine’s latest album “Gratitude for the Shipper” which was produced by Zacharias himeself, Chris Stamey (of The dB’s) and the former R.E.M. manager (1981-1996) Jefferson Holt. Available from Daniel 13 Press founded by Jefferson Holt.
Purchase the album, HERE.

R.I.P. Alex Chilton (December 28, 1950 – March 17, 2010)
Thanks to ArAtAq!

Carter Tanton – Murderous Joy

Formerly known as Tulsa and current member of Lower Dens, Carter Tanton has a new solo full-length “Freeclouds,” follow-up to Tulsa’s 2007 EP “I Was Submerged.” “Freeclouds” (this album’s title, reference David Bowie’s “Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud”) is due out on November 1st via Western Vinyl. ‘Murderous Joy’ is the first track for the album.

Recorded primarily in his apartment (with the exception of “Horrorscope” recorded by Brian Deck), the record features a guest appearance by Marissa Nadler with whom Carter co-writed one song of her recent self-titled album. And it was mixed by Brian McTear at Miner Street (Shaking Through). Carter will be touring with The War On Drugs & Purling Hiss this fall.

Carter Tanton – Jesus Christ (Big Star cover)
from WMBR Pipeline!, Cambridge, MA :: 11/06/2007 (via)

Big Star’s Jody Stephens with Stary & Micey
via Nothing Can Hurt Me: The Big Star Story

Van Duren & Jody Stephens – Andy, Please (demo)
1975 demo prod. at Ardent Studios

Nothing Can Hurt Me: the Big Star story (trailer)

Trailer for documentary about the band Big Star produced and directed by Drew Denicola and Danielle McCarthy, Music Supervisor/Executive Producer: John Fry (the founder of Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, founded in 1959).  More info at  Details on KICKSTARTER, here and recent news on Facebook, here.

現在は編集作業中とか… 今後の経過はFacebookで。

SoLost: William Eggleston Plays the Piano

Eggleston is also a supremely talented pianist. This we know because SoLost was invited by the makers of “Nothing Can Stop Me: The Big Star Story,” a film about legendary cult rockers Big Star (whom Eggleston knew and documented over the years) to tag along for an afternoon with Eggleston at his sister’s home in Memphis. He was planning to play the piano.  

Alex Chilton – My Rival

Video footage by William Eggleston from “Stranded in Canton” (Book & DVD/Twin Palms, 2008), of Alex Chilton and Sid Selvidge playing “My Rival” in Memphis, TN, circal mid-1970′s. Video property of the Eggleston Artistic Trust.

The Ballad of El Goodo (Big Star) Sondre Lerche, Jon Auer & Ken Stringfellow
In this video: Sondre Lerche, Jon Auer, Ken Stringfellow, Jody Stephens, Amy Spease, Mike Mills, Chris Stamey to name a few… This was backstage prior to Big Star’s Tribute to Alex Chilton at SXSW 2010.

(via Radio Free Song Club)

Beth Orton and Sam Amidon – Thirteen (Big Star cover)
written by Alex Chilton and Chris Bell, performed by Beth and Sam with Dave Schramm and David Mansfield live on Radio Free Song Club: Fourth Time Around.  (photo by Ted Barron)

Dave Schramm – Something Went Wrong
written and performed by Dave Schramm; Hot Stove Music, (BMI)

Peter Blegvad – The Cote D’Azur
written, performed, recorded by Peter Blegvad; Copyright Control, Peter Blegvad

Jody Harris – Mister Control
written and performed by Jody Harris

Radio Free Song Club is a group of veteran writers with a monthly song deadline. Host Nicholas Hill presents these new tunes along with interviews and live performances and special guests. Some of the songs are finished and fully produced, some are roughly recorded fragments, some in-between. The writers are looking for a good song, the world is looking for a good song. Someone might get lucky.

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