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Chris Bell - Looking Forward: The Roots Of Big Star (CD)

Chris Bell - Looking Forward: The Roots Of Big Star (CD)

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While Chris Bell is best known for his posthumous classic "I Am The Cosmos," and as a founding member of the legendary Big Star, his story did not begin there. Looking Forward: The Roots Of Big Star featuring Chris Bell delivers the origins of his incredible, infl uential and far too short career. This 22-track collection is the fi rst of it's kind to chronicle music made by and with Bell before Big Star's iconic #1 Record-from bands with imaginative names like Rock City, Christmas Future, Icewater, The Wallabys, and more. It examines Bell's progress as a writer, performer, and engineer leading up to Big Star in which the sounds and roots of Big Star are completely evident. Coupled with the previously issued Alex Chilton compilation, Free Again: The "1970" Sessions, these two releases provide a look back into the evolution of Big Star. Featuring 6 previously unissued tracks, Looking Forward's packaging also contains photos and liners from Grammy®-nominated writer (and set Producer) Alec Palao, as well as quotes from Bell's bandmates (Jody Stephens, Terry Manning, Tom Eubanks, Steve Rhea) and collaborators (Alan Palmore, Ardent Studio's John Fry), telling the story of how this true talent came to be, who he was, and what he means to us all. A talent we celebrate to this day.

1 Think It's Time to Say Goodbye By Rock City
2 All I See Is You By Icewater
3 My Life Is Right By Rock City
4 Feeling High By the Wallabys
5 Looking Forward By Icewater
6 The Wind Will Cry for Me By Rock City
7 Psychedelic Stuff By Chris Bell
8 The Reason By the Wallabys
9 I Lost a Love By Rock City
10 A Chance to Live By Icewater
11 The Answer By Rock City
12 Lovely Lady By Rock City
13 Sunshine By Icewater
14 Introduction By Rock City
15 Sunday Organ By Rock City
16 The Preacher By Rock City
17 Shine on Me By Rock City
18 Try Again By Rock City
19 Germany (Backing Track) By Icewater
20 Oh My Soul (Backing Track) By Icewater
21 All I See Is You (Alternate Backing Track) By Icewater
22 Feeling High (Alternate Backing Track) By the Wallabys

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