Big Star ‎– Keep An Eye On The Sky

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Rhino Records (2) ‎– R2 519760
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1-1 Chris Bell Psychedelic Stuff (Original Mix)
Drums, Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Terry ManningGuitar, Bass, Lead Vocals – Chris BellWritten-By – Chris Bell
3:04
1-2 Icewater (2) All I See Is You
Bass, Backing Vocals, Synthesizer [Moog] – Chris BellLead Vocals, Drums, Electric Guitar [Leslie Guitar] – Steve RheaWritten-By – Chris Bell, Steve Rhea
3:29
1-3 Alex Chilton Every Day As We Grow Closer (Original Mix)
Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Terry ManningDrums – Richard RosebroughGuitar, Vocals – Alex ChiltonWritten-By – Alex Chilton
2:27
1-4 Rock City (4) Try Again (Early Version)
Guitar [All Guitars], Vocals – Chris BellSteel Guitar – Charlie Owen*Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
3:37
1-5 Big Star Feel
Horns – Andrew Love, Wayne JacksonWritten-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
3:33
1-6 Big Star The Ballad Of El Goodo
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
4:19
1-7 Big Star In The Street (Alternate Mix)
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
3:02
1-8 Big Star Thirteen (Alternate Mix)
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
2:36
1-9 Big Star Don't Lie To Me
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
3:08
1-10 Big Star The India Song (Alternate Mix)
Written-By – Andy Hummel
2:24
1-11 Big Star When My Baby's Beside Me (Alternate Mix)
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
3:28
1-12 Big Star My Life Is Right (Alternate Mix)
Written-By – Chris Bell, Tom Eubanks*
3:18
1-13 Big Star Give Me Another Chance (Alternate Mix)
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
3:27
1-14 Big Star Try Again
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
3:32
1-15 Big Star Gone With The Light
Written-By – Chris Bell
2:44
1-16 Big Star Watch The Sunrise (Single Version)
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
3:11
1-17 Big Star ST 100/6 (Alternate Mix)
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
0:55
1-18 Rock City (4) The Preacher (Excerpt)
Vocals, Bass – Thomas Dean EubanksWritten-By – Chris Bell, Tom Eubanks*
0:57
1-19 Big Star In The Street (Alternate Single Mix)
Drums [Additional Drums] – Richard RosebroughWritten-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
3:01
1-20 Big Star Feel (Alternate Mix)
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
3:34
1-21 Big Star The Ballad Of El Goodo (Alternate Lyrics)
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
4:30
1-22 Big Star The India Song (Alternate Version)
Written-By – Andy Hummel
2:10
1-23 Big Star Country Morn
Written-By – Chris Bell
3:13
1-24 Big Star I Got Kinda Lost (Demo)
Written-By – Chris Bell
4:03
1-25 Big Star Back Of A Car (Demo)
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Andy Hummel
2:47
1-26 Big Star Motel Blues (Demo)
Written-By – Loudon Wainwright III
3:03
2-1 Big Star There Was A Light (Demo)
Written-By – Chris Bell
3:43
2-2 Big Star Life Is White (Demo)
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Andy Hummel
3:19
2-3 Big Star What's Going Ahn (Demo)
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Andy Hummel
2:13
2-4 Big Star O My Soul
Written-By – Alex Chilton
5:38
2-5 Big Star Life Is White
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Andy Hummel
3:18
2-6 Big Star Way Out West
Written-By – Andy Hummel
2:51
2-7 Big Star What's Going Ahn
Bass – Danny Jones (3)Drums – Richard RosebroughWritten-By – Alex Chilton, Andy Hummel
2:41
2-8 Big Star You Get What You Deserve
Written-By – Alex Chilton
3:06
2-9 Big Star Mod Lang (Alternate Mix)
Bass – Danny Jones (3)Drums – Richard RosebroughWritten-By – Alex Chilton, Richard Rosebrough
2:47
2-10 Big Star Back Of A Car (Alternate Mix)
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Andy Hummel
2:48
2-11 Big Star Daisy Glaze
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Andy Hummel, Jody Stephens
3:49
2-12 Big Star She's A Mover
Bass – Danny Jones (3)Drums – Richard RosebroughWritten-By – Alex Chilton
3:14
2-13 Big Star September Gurls
Written-By – Alex Chilton
2:48
2-14 Big Star Morpha Too (Alternate Mix)
Written-By – Alex Chilton
1:28
2-15 Big Star I'm In Love With A Girl
Written-By – Alex Chilton
1:49
2-16 Big Star O My Soul (Alternate Version)
Written-By – Alex Chilton
5:09
2-17 Big Star She's A Mover (Alternate Version)
Written-By – Alex Chilton
3:18
2-18 Big Star Daisy Glaze (Rehearsal Version)
Bass – John LightmanWritten-By – Alex Chilton, Andy Hummel, Jody Stephens
3:53
2-19 Chris Bell I Am The Cosmos
Bass, Organ – Ken WoodleyDrums – Richard RosebroughEngineer – Warren WagnerMixed By – Geoff EmerickVocals, Guitar – Chris BellWritten-By – Chris Bell
3:43
2-20 Chris Bell You And Your Sister
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Bill CunninghamBacking Vocals – Alex ChiltonBass – Ken WoodleyEngineer, Mixed By – John FryVocals, Guitar – Chris BellWritten-By – Chris Bell
3:10
2-21 Big Star Blue Moon (Demo)
Written-By – Alex Chilton
2:08
2-22 Big Star Femme Fatale (Demo)
Written-By – Lou Reed
2:51
2-23 Big Star Thank You Friends (Demo)
Written-By – Alex Chilton
2:47
2-24 Big Star Nightime (Demo)
Written-By – Alex Chilton
2:14
2-25 Big Star Take Care (Demo)
Written-By – Alex Chilton
1:36
2-26 Big Star You Get What You Deserve (Demo)
Written-By – Alex Chilton
3:21
3-1 Big Star Lovely Day (Demo)
Written-By – Alex Chilton
1:52
3-2 Big Star Downs (Demo)
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Lesa Aldridge
1:27
3-3 Big Star Jesus Christ (Demo)
Written-By – Alex Chilton
2:29
3-4 Big Star Holocaust (Demo)
Written-By – Alex Chilton
3:36
3-5 Big Star Big Black Car (Alternate Demo)
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Gage
4:41
3-6 Big Star Manana
Written-By – Alex Chilton
0:46
3-7 Big Star Jesus Christ
Written-By – Alex Chilton
2:20
3-8 Big Star Femme Fatale
Written-By – Lou Reed
3:29
3-9 Big Star O, Dana
Written-By – Alex Chilton
2:35
3-10 Big Star Kizza Me
Written-By – Alex Chilton
2:44
3-11 Big Star You Can't Have Me
Written-By – Alex Chilton
3:18
3-12 Big Star Nightime
Written-By – Alex Chilton
2:53
3-13 Big Star Dream Lover
Written-By – Alex Chilton
3:34
3-14 Big Star Big Black Car
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Gage
3:37
3-15 Big Star Blue Moon
Written-By – Alex Chilton
2:06
3-16 Big Star Holocaust
Written-By – Alex Chilton
3:48
3-17 Big Star Stroke It Noel
Written-By – Alex Chilton
2:06
3-18 Big Star For You
Written-By – Jody Stephens
2:44
3-19 Big Star Downs
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Lesa Aldridge
1:52
3-20 Big Star Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Written-By – David Curly Williams*
3:23
3-21 Big Star Kanga Roo
Written-By – Alex Chilton
3:47
3-22 Big Star Thank You Friends
Written-By – Alex Chilton
3:06
3-23 Big Star Take Care
Written-By – Alex Chilton
2:49
3-24 Big Star Lovely Day
Written-By – Alex Chilton
2:08
3-25 Big Star Till The End Of The Day (Alternate Mix)
Written-By – Ray Davies
2:13
3-26 Big Star Nature Boy (Alternate Mix)
Piano – William EgglestonVocals – Alex ChiltonWritten-By – Eden Ahbez
2:39
Live At Lafayette's Music Room, Memphis TN
4-1 Big Star When My Baby's Beside Me
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
3:29
4-2 Big Star My Life Is Right
Written-By – Chris Bell, Tom Eubanks*
3:24
4-3 Big Star She's A Mover
Written-By – Alex Chilton
4:06
4-4 Big Star Way Out West
Written-By – Andy Hummel
2:42
4-5 Big Star The Ballad Of El Goodo
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
4:20
4-6 Big Star In The Street
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
2:50
4-7 Big Star Back Of A Car
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Andy Hummel
2:41
4-8 Big Star Thirteen
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
3:01
4-9 Big Star The India Song
Written-By – Andy Hummel
2:24
4-10 Big Star Try Again
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
3:19
4-11 Big Star Watch The Sunrise
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
4:02
4-12 Big Star Don't Lie To Me
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
4:10
4-13 Big Star Hot Burrito #2
Written-By – Chris Ethridge, Gram Parsons
3:50
4-14 Big Star I Got Kinda Lost
Written-By – Chris Bell
2:56
4-15 Big Star Baby Strange
Written-By – Marc Bolan
4:10
4-16 Big Star Slut
Written-By – Todd Rundgren
3:34
4-17 Big Star There Was A Light
Written-By – Chris Bell
3:25
4-18 Big Star ST 100/6
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
3:56
4-19 Big Star Come On Now
Written-By – Ray Davies
1:54
4-20 Big Star O My Soul
Written-By – Alex Chilton
5:42
4-Video Big Star Thirteen (Alternate Mix Video)
Written-By – Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
2:37

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4-CD, 98-song career retrospective. Featuring 52 unreleased tracks- demos, alternate takes, and live performances- and songs from all 3 studio albums.
Also features the only existing film footage of the band, never-before-seen photos, and extensive liner notes.

Disc 4 is enhanced.

Track 2-19 recorded at Shoe Studios, Memphis, TN and Air Studios, London, UK.
Track 2-20 recorded at Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN.
Tracks 4-1 to 4-20 recorded live at Lafayette's Music Room, Memphis, TN, January 1973.
Photos on pgs. 5, 15 & 19 courtesy of Ardent Studios.

Tracks 1-1, 1-7, 1-8, 1-10 to 1-13, 1-15, 1-17, 1-20 to 1-22, 1-26 to 2-3, 2-9, 2-10, 2-14, 2-16, 2-18, 2-21 to 2-26, 3-3 to 3-6, 3-24 to 4-20: Previously unissued. ℗ 2009 Ardent Music LLC.
Tracks 1-2, 1-3, 1-19, 1-24, 1-25, 2-17, 3-1, 3-2: First issued on Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story (2008). ℗ 2008 Ardent Music LLC.
Track 1-4: Previously unissued mix. An alternate mix was first issued on Rock City (2003). ℗ 2009 Ardent Music LLC.
Tracks 1-5, 1-6, 1-9, 1-14: From #1 Record (1972). ℗ 1972 Concord Music Group.
Track 1-16: Ardent single #2904 (2/73). ℗ 1972 Concord Music Group.
Track 1-18: Previously unissued. The complete version was first issued on Rock City (2003). ℗ 2009 Ardent Music LLC.
Track 1-23: Flexi-disc single from 'Back Of A Car' fanzine (1995). ℗ 1995 Ardent Music LLC.
Tracks 2-4 to 2-8, 2-11 to 2-13, 2-15: From Radio City (1974). ℗ 1974 Concord Music Group.
Tracks 2-19, 2-20: Car Single #CRR-6 (1978). ℗ 1978 David Bell.
Track 3-7 to 3-12, 3-14 to 3-18, 3-21 to 3-23: From 3rd (1978). ℗ 1975 Ardent Productions, Inc.
Tracks 3-13, 3-19, 3-20: From Big Star's 3rd: Sister Lovers [PVC CD] (1985). ℗ 1975 Ardent Productions, Inc.

Tracks 1-5, 1-6, 1-14, 1-16, 2-4 to 2-8, 2-11 to 2-13, 2-15 Courtesy of Concord Music Group.
Tracks 2-19 & 2-20 Courtesy of David Bell.
Other tracks courtesy of Ardent Music LLC.

This Compilation ℗ & © 2009 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.
Manufactured & marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company.
Printed in U.S.A.

The durations are not printed on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 081227985875
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): Z80965 3 R2 519760-2.1 02 M1S2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): Z80887 3 R2 519760-2.2 01 M1S10
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): Z80888 3 R2 519760-2.3 01 M1S2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4): Z80955 3 R2 519760-2.4 ECD02 M1S7
  • Mastering SID Code (Printed Twice on All Discs ): ifpi L909
  • Mould SID Code (All Discs): IFPI 2U4D

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
8122-79562-0 Big Star Keep An Eye On The Sky(4xCD + Box, Comp, Enh, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2) 8122-79562-0 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
8122-79858-7 Big Star Keep An Eye On The Sky(Box, Comp, RM + 4xCD) Rhino Records (2) 8122-79858-7 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
RF2 519760 Big Star Keep An Eye On The Sky(4xCD + Box, Comp, Enh, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2) RF2 519760 US 2014 Sell This Version

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