Chris Bell ‎– I Am The Cosmos

4 Men With Beards ‎– 4M 143
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A1 I Am The Cosmos
A2 Better Save Yourself
A3 Speed Of Sound
A4 Get Away
A5 You And Your Sister
Arranged By – Bill CunninghamBacking Vocals – Alex Chilton
A6 Make A Scene
B1 Look Up
B2 I Got Kinda Lost
B3 There Was A Light
B4 Fight At The Table
Piano – Jim Dickinson
B5 I Don't Know
B6 Though I Know She Lies

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Posthumous compilation of solo studio work.

Recorded at Chateau D'Heurville, France, except 5 recorded at Ardent Studios, Memphis and 1, 8, 11 recorded at Shoe Studios, Memphis.
Mastered at Northeastern Digital Recording, Inc., Southborugh, MA.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RCD 10222 Chris Bell I Am The Cosmos(CD, Album) Rykodisc RCD 10222 US 1992 Sell This Version
RF2 521305 Chris Bell I Am The Cosmos (2xCD, Comp) Rhino Records (2) RF2 521305 US 2014 Sell This Version
RCD 10222 Chris Bell I Am The Cosmos(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10222 US 1999 Sell This Version
RCD 10222 Chris Bell I Am The Cosmos(CD, Album, RP, Cin) Rykodisc RCD 10222 US Unknown Sell This Version
8122795621 Chris Bell I Am The Cosmos (2xCD, Comp, Dlx, RM) Rhino Records (2) 8122795621 Europe 2015 Sell This Version


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May 8, 2017
edited about 1 month ago
The Ominivore label is releasing this on vinyl soon, should be out in September.


August 12, 2015
@ e8ghtmileshigh True that - this sucks - hoping a double LP comes out as I think it will do well. Avoid 4 Men With Beards like the plague. Sounded awful.


May 16, 2015
It's a shame that the only way to get this on vinyl is a scrappy 4 Men With Beards CD rip.


May 9, 2014
This is a fantastic album of various recordings by Chris Bell who was one of the original members of Big Star. The songs on this album may come from a dark time in his life before his death in a car accident, but they are some amazing songs. Very heartfelt and emotional.

Some of the songs you hear in movie soundtracks like the Speed of Sound is the opening track for the Nick and Norah soundtrack. My personal favorite is You and Your Sister. Chris Bell had a bit of a strained relationship with Alex Chilton after he left Big Star and it almost comes off as a song asking for forgiveness.