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Friday, June 26, 2009

All You Need is Evol

Beck To Cover Sonic Youth Album

Inexhaustible musician and Thurston Moore lookalike, Beck is set to cover Sonic Youth's seminal 1986 album EVOL in its entirety for a new box set chronicling the influential New York ensemble.

Due to be released on handy cassette format, Beck's take on EVOL will form part of a new Sonic Youth box set. "They are doing some kind of box where they are getting artists to do photographs and art and pamphlets related to Sonic Youth, and one of the things they were requesting was a cassette."

Sonic Youth have not yet officially confirmed news of the box set.

You may recall that earlier this year the songwriter released his take on the Sonic Youth track "Green Light" for a split seven inch to commemorate Record Store Day. Recently, the singer unveiled his plan to release a series of Velvet Underground covers. Recorded with no rehearsal in just one day, the singer has already posted a ramshackle version of "Sunday Morning" on his official site. More covers are set to follow, with the singer due to release a track bi-weekly for the interim.

In a recent Pitchfork interview, Beck discussed a possible collaboration with French singer Charlotte Gainsbourg. (Charlotte is the daughter of legendary artiste Serge Gainsbourg.) At this time, a release date has not yet been announced.

Record Club: Velvet Underground & Nico 'Waiting for My Man' from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Most Amazing Thing I've Seen Today

Occasionally one sees something via the tubes that just resonates deeply and quite simply is visionary. In this short video Katherine Fulton sketches the new future of philanthropy -- one where collaboration and innovation allow regular people to do big things, even when money is scarce.

Considering the fact that this nearly two years old, her observations are eerily prescient.

It's short and very much worth your time. "A place where hope and history rhyme."

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

“Creative Minds are Rarely Tidy”

Nick Cave's Second Novel Coming in September

There are few contemporary musicians as prolific as the great Nick Cave. He is unquestionably one of the most creative and inspired artists, always with a diverse project at the ready. No surprise that the wellspring of creativity is continuing with the announcement that The Death of Bunny Munro, his second novel, will hit stores this fall.

The book follows Cave’s first work of fiction, 1989’s And the Ass Saw the Angel, and is set in Brighton, England, the UK coastal town where Cave now lives. The tome focuses on a man who travels around the south of England with his son after the suicide of his wife.

As Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting, says, "Put Cormac McCarthy, Franz Kafka and Benny Hill together in a Brighton seaside guesthouse and they might just come up with Bunny Munro."

Bunny Munro isn’t Cave’s only connection to Cormac McCarthy: the artist also scored the upcoming film adaptation of McCarthy’s harrowing novel The Road.

The Death of Bunny Munro will be in stores on September 8th courtesy of Faber & Faber. It is expected that the release of The Death Of Bunny Munro will also be tied in with an audiobook of the novel, to be read by Cave himself.

There Is a Time of Reckoning in All Our Lives

Today, Universal Music will release the Deluxe Edition of R.E.M.’s seminal album Reckoning. The now two-CD set, features the original album remastered, plus a bonus disc of a previously unreleased concert recorded during the band’s "Little America" tour at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom on July 7, 1984 (broadcast on WXRT). In addition, Reckoning and R.E.M’s 1983 debut album Murmur will be simultaneously reissued on audiophile quality 180 gram vinyl in their complete original packaging.

It was just that original packaging that drew me to this band over twenty five years ago. The Howard Finster/ Michael Stipe artwork was almost hypnotic to me and I spent countless hours trying to extract meaning from its outsider art themes. The record itself was produced by Mitch Easter and Don Dixon, and was recorded at Reflection Sound Studio in Charlotte, North Carolina over 16 days in December 1983 and January 1984. The results were groundbreaking and it remains one of my favourites of R.E.M.’s extensive canon.

According to the press release for the reissue, "Inclusion of the live concert is particularly appropriate for the Reckoning - Deluxe Edition. Whereas Murmur had been complex and painstakingly deliberate, the band’s Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe, along with producers Mitch Easter and Don Dixon, saw Reckoning as a "chance to turn up the volume, tear up the rule book, and capture instead R.E.M.’s on-stage mojo." Their use of binaural mics in the recording process went a long way in establishing that aesthetic.

On the Deluxe Edition’s bonus disc, the band performs eight of Reckoning’s ten songs at the Aragon as well as “Gardening At Night” from 1982’s Chronic Town EP and “Radio Free Europe,” “9-9” and “Sitting Still” from Murmur. The band also plays two new songs that had yet to make it onto tape: “Driver 8” which would later appear on Fables of the Reconstruction and “Hyena," later on 1986's Lifes Rich Pageant.

Reckoning peaked on the charts at #27, nine spots higher than Murmur (Rolling Stone’s 1983 "Album of the Year") and was certified gold in 1991.

R.E.M. – Reckoning Deluxe Edition: DISC ONE
1. Harborcoat
2. 7 Chinese Bros.
3. So. Central Rain
4. Pretty Persuasion
5. Time After Time (Annelise)
6. Second Guessing
7. Letter Never Sent
8. Camera
9. (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
10. Little America

DISC TWO – Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL, July 7, 1984 / WXRT broadcast: Previously Unreleased
11. Femme Fatale
12. Radio Free Europe
13. Gardening at Night
14. 9-9
15. Windout
16. Letter Never Sent
17. Sitting Still
18. Driver 8
19. So. Central Rain
20. 7 Chinese Bros.
21. Harborcoat
22. Cushy Tush
23. Hyena
24. Pretty Persuasion
25. Little America
26. Second Guessing
27. (Don't Go Back To) Rockville

Sunday, June 21, 2009

And You Thought iTunes was Expensive…

RIAA Wins $1.92 M in File-Sharing Suit

Billboard online has reported that the recording industry secured a resounding victory yesterday when a Minnesota jury awarded the four major record labels $1.92 million in damages after unanimously finding that Jammie Thomas-Rasset had willfully infringed on their copyrights by downloading and sharing 24 songs on the Kazaa peer-to-peer network. It was determined that they were each worth the absolutely ridiculous amount of $80,000 for a total of $1.92 million.

Now I know it’s not my take on this unprecedented verdict you want to hear about. You would much rather see just what songs comprised her criminal undoing.
Here’s the offending playlist:

Universal Music Group

Vanessa Williams - "Save the Best For Last"
Sheryl Crow - "Run Baby Run"
Reba McEntire - "One Honest Heart"
Janet Jackson - "Let’s Wait Awhile"
Guns ‘n Roses - "Welcome to the Jungle"
Guns ‘n Roses - "November Rain"
Def Leppard - "Pour Some Sugar on Me"
Bryan Adams - "Somebody"
Aerosmith – "Cryin’"

Warner Bros Records

Linkin Park - "One Step Closer"
Green Day - "Basket Case"
Goo Goo Dolls - "Iris"

Interscope Records

No Doubt - "Hella Good"
No Doubt - "Different People"
No Doubt - "Bathwater"

Arista Records

Sarah McLachlan - "Building a Mystery"
Sarah McLachlan - "Possession"

Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Gloria Estefan - "Rhythm is Gonna Get You"
Gloria Estefan -"Here and We Are"
Gloria Estefan - "Coming Out of the Dark"
Journey - "Faithfully"
Journey - "Don’t Stop Believin’"
Destiny’s Child - "Bills, Bills, Bills"

Capitol Records

Richard Marx - "Now and For Ever"

My opinion you ask? Pretty simple. If you’re still listening to Richard Marx in this century no penalty can make up for that crime.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fox Bat Strategy - New Music From David Lynch

David Lynch has always been my preferred auteur/ television producer/ film director/ quirky individual. (In an odd twist, he has also recently become my favourite weather person.) However, it’s been two recent projects that found him delving into the world of music that solidified his position in this blogger's heart.

No doubt you are aware of his notorious collaboration with Danger Mouse/Sparklehorse. The Dark Night of the Soul project has received a great deal of attention of late and will, in all likelihood never see proper release. News today then, that an original seven track album is due out made up for the disappointment of the former ‘non-release’. Fox Bat Strategy: A Tribute to Dave Jaurequi, for which Lynch wrote the lyrics and produced is now due at the end of this month. The tribute goes to the guitarist and vocalist on the album, who was a session player for Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. Jaurequi passed away in 2006, and the music has sat on Lynch’s shelves since then according to Entertainment Weekly.

Dave Jaurequi was not a singer," explains Lynch. "He was a guitarist, a fantastic one, but I asked him to sing and speak these lyrics of mine, because I had a hunch that proved correct: he had great phrasing, and I love the grain of his voice....I think about him a lot, and wish we'd been able to record more than the seven songs that are on this album.
Fox Bat Strategy has some typical Lynchian qualities: the 1950s sound and a palpable attempt at innocence that somehow succeeds at being sinister... Good God, at the end of this I will probably end up liking David Lynch even more. Fox Bat Strategy comes out June 30th from ADA and David Lynch Music.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Race For the Polaris Music Prize

Nominees for the fourth annual $20,000 Polaris Music Prize were revealed yesterday. The Long List consisting of the cream of the proverbial crop of forty, full-length Canadian records released between June 2008 to May 2009.

The albums selected are judged solely on artistic merit, without regard to genre or record sales, and were selected by the 181 members of the Polaris Music Prize jury. The jury consisting of music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers from across Canada.

I'll reserve judgement and comprehensive assessment at this time considering the teeth gnashing this certainly caused the distinguished jury. Mind you I won't forgive them for neglecting Deep Dark Woods amazing Winter Hours release. Put me on the jury next time and I'll be sure the lobbying is strong.

Next up, the Short List on July 7th with the winner announced at a Gala Event on September 21st.

My brain is swimming... Any predictions from you? Leave them in the comments section.

Arkells Jackson Square
Jill Barber Chances
Beast Beast
Bell Orchestre As Seen Through Windows
Bison BC Quiet Earth
Bruce Peninsula A Mountain Is A Mouth
Coeur de Pirate Coeur de Pirate
Leonard Cohen Live in London
D-Sisive Let The Children Die
Elephant Stone The Seven Seas
Elliott Brood Mountain Meadows
Fucked Up The Chemistry of Common Life
Great Lake Swimmers Lost Channels
Handsome Furs Face Control
Tim Hecker An Imaginary Country
Hey Rosetta! Into Your Lungs
Japandroids Post-Nothing
Junior Boys Begone Dull Care
K’Naan Troubadour
K-OS Yes!
La patère rose La patère rose
Land of Talk Some Are Lakes
Lhasa Lhasa
Malajube Labyrinthes
Metric Fantasies
$100 Forest of Tears
Pink Mountaintops Outside Love
Joel Plaskett Three
Snailhouse Lies on the Prize
Charles Spearin The Happiness Project
Rae Spoon superioryouareinferior
The Stills Oceans Will Rise
Think About Life Family
Timber Timbre Timber Timbre
Chad VanGaalen Soft Airplane
Martha Wainwright I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too
Patrick Watson Wooden Arms
Wolf Parade At Mount Zoomer
Women Women
Woodpigeon Treasury Library Canada C/W Houndstooth Europa

Friday, June 12, 2009

Free Download for the People

With the Murmur reissue still holding fort in my cd player and the Reckoning reissue just around the corner the appearance of this most excellent tribute made my morning a whole lot brighter. Such a pivotal recording in my canon of important releases, R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People is not your typical troubled teenager. It remains a wonder to me and this tribute a more than worthy musical companion. From the great folks at Stereogum I highly recommend the full download here.

The following is an excerpt from an essay written for Stereogum by Matthew Perpetua, founder of Fluxblog and more recently Pop Songs 07, for which the goal is to "write about every R.E.M. song, eventually." Matthew was invited to put R.E.M.'s seminal '92 LP in perspective as the Drive XV tribute was finalized.

Sweetness Followed: 15 Years After Automatic

By Matthew Perpetua, September 2007

Even though we know that Automatic For The People came out fifteen years ago, and we can clearly recall purchasing the neon yellow cassette back in the fall of 1992, it's increasingly difficult to hear the album without imagining that its songs have somehow always existed in the world. Unlike most other celebrated, canonized records from the early '90s, R.E.M.'s eighth album stands separate from the prevailing cultural trends of the era. Whereas most other rock bands at the time either embraced the aggressive, self-destructive angst of grunge or the brainy, aloof irony of indie rock, the Athens quartet presented something far more singular and timeless in the form of a tightly composed, occasionally baroque song cycle obsessed with mortality and the passage of time.

This is not to say that Automatic For The People is a relentless downer. Despite its morbid themes, Automatic isn’t so much a record about death as it is a work of art that acknowledges the fleeting nature of life, and so many of its songs, most notably the hits "Man on the Moon" and "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite," revel in the simple joy of being alive. On the opposite extreme, "Drive," "Monty Got A Raw Deal," and "Sweetness Follows" are stark and somber pieces that express the hollowness of grief and the subtle drag of existential dread with stunning accuracy and clarity. The rest of the songs fall someplace in between -- the sentimental reminiscence of "Nightswimming"; the grim depiction of a bitter break-up in "Star Me Kitten"; the romantic wanderlust of "Find The River" -- and taken as a whole, the record comes across like a panoramic view of life.Needless to say, Automatic For The People has had a profound impact on its audience, particularly those who first heard the record at a young and impressionable age.

Read the whole thing here.

you should see the drive xv player here if you have flash

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Not Ffffffade Away

The Who's "My Generation" is one of 25 recordings that's been added to the Library Of Congress' National Recording Registry.

The Who originally recorded "My Generation" for their 1965 album of the same name. Rolling Stone magazine named it the 11th greatest song ever written on their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. It has also been inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame.

Also included was Link Wray’s “Rumble” That song, an influential rock instrumental originally released in 1958, "Rumble" was a first to use then unexplored techniques like distortion and feedback. Trivia people note: It remains "the only instrumental single banned from radio airwaves."

Also inducted into the Registry is the ubiquitous Etta James classic “At Last”. One of the singer's most emotive performances, the song was featured in the recent Chess Records biopic Cadillac Records.

(Sung by Beyonce Knowles, the singer was invited to perform the song at Barack Obama's inauguration. However Etta James felt snubbed, and onstage comments left many feeling she was critical of Knowles and the President.)

The recordings have been inducted as part of the National Recording Preservation Board's attempt to select "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" pieces that are at least 10 years old, reports Variety.

"This year's selections lovingly reflect the diversity and humanity of our sound heritage where astonishing discoveries and a vibrant creative spirit seem to appear around every corner," James Billington, the librarian of Congress, said on Tuesday.

The National Recording Registry selects 25 recordings each year that it deems "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant." They must be a least 10 years old. There are 275 recordings currently in the registry.

Read the entire list here as well as previous years’ too.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Rural Alberta Advantage 7" Project

Now this is the kind of project I can get behind. I encourage all Everything is Pop readers to consider backing this. The Rural Alberta Advantage is a talented group of musicians who deserve kudos for exploring innovative ideas like this one. (Via

About this project
Hello. We are the Rural Alberta Advantage ( We're a band out of Canada, and for quite a while, we were happily making music for ourselves and touring our home country once in a while. Then all of a sudden, our record Hometowns caught the attention of some really awesome people, and now we're signed to Saddle Creek Records.

It's an interesting time for us. We've signed to a label, Hometowns comes out July 7th on that label, and every day seems to bring more exciting opportunities that didn't seem possible even a few short months ago. At the same time, the whole journey up to this point has been such a grassroots kind of thing, driven primarily by the attention of online music lovers, that we can't quite believe what's happened, even though the slow build of it has seemed almost natural.

We wanted to find some kind of way to signify the end of the 'organic' way our music has been reaching people (we love Saddle Creek like crazy, but they are a real live label, so we can't exactly do it all by ourselves anymore) and celebrate the awesomeness of all the people that helped us reach this level of success. So, we decided to do one last grand DIY gesture and make a 7" record through Kickstarter. We want to make it special and kind of exclusive, so it will be limited to just 300 copies.

There will be two songs on it, reimagined, remixed versions of "Frank, AB" and "The Deadroads" (original versions of both are on Hometowns). We have had a great time meeting and getting to know the people who have been enjoying and championing our music, and we really want to get this project in the hands of those who have been so influential on our crazy journey.

Money covers cost of pressing the vinyl, the artwork, recording, mixing, and shipping. 15 bucks gets you a copy, and if you want to donate more you'll be receiving special surprises from us. Like a private concert! (maybe???)

Thanks for reading, and we hope you'll enjoy our project.



Project location: Toronto, ON

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I Love the Smell of Vinyl in the Morning

Wilco, Modest Mouse to Release New Singles for Vinyl Saturday

Feeling a little blue since Record Store Day ended and you weren’t able to secure a copy of that elusive Jay Reatard/ Sonic Youth split single? Regretfully dear reader I can’t help you with that one but there is cause to get you excited about exclusive vinyl records all over again.

Put away the Xanax Pedro, the fine folks behind Record Store Day aren't going to wait another year to celebrate the black circle. Record stores need all the help they can get these days, and some of our favourite bands still have unheard material awaiting anxious ears. This just in music fans - June 20th will mark the first Vinyl Saturday, a new event from the Record Store Day people.

Like Record Store Day, Vinyl Saturday will involve a whole lot of bands releasing exclusive material to independent record stores. This time around, Wilco and Modest Mouse have jumped on board with exclusive releases.

Modest Mouse will release the second in their planned series of singles. According to Pitchfork this one will feature "Autumn Beds" b/w "Whale Song". The first 7" in the series, "Satellite Skin" b/w "Guilty Cocker Spaniels", is out now.

As for Wilco, Each Note Secure reports that they'll offer a 7" of the Wilco (The Album) track "You Never Know", with the unreleased song "Unlikely Japan" on the B-side. ("Unlikely Japan" is an early version of the Sky Blue Sky track "Impossible Germany". )

Other exclusives include a 7" from the forthcoming Scarlett Johansson/Pete Yorn duets album Break Up (with a Yorn solo demo on the b-side) and a limited edition 7" of Green Day's "Know Your Enemy”.

Other artists scheduled to release exclusives include: Al Green, Earth, Patterson Hood, The Woggles, Those Darlins & Wolves in the Throne Room. I will update this list as others are announced.

Vinyl Saturday June 20th, 2009 - Get out there and support your favourite record store and artists!
Thanks Jen!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New Tales to Tell - Love and Rockets Tribute Due

I’m always surprised by the huge vacuum of obscurity some fantastic bands seem to fall into after productive years and creative notoriety. One of these bands was Bauhaus offshoot, Love and Rockets. Their blend of psychedelia and glam rock proved enormously popular in the late eighties and early nineties only to disappear into that rock n’ roll ether we so often see. Thankfully, Love and Rockets do offer a revered and sizeable musical legacy that continues to influence many of our favourite indie artists to this day.

No surprise then that a tribute album will emerge paying homage to the once mighty purveyors of cool. The Flaming Lips, Frank Black, Maynard James Keenan's Puscifer project, A Place To Bury Strangers and The Dandy Warhols are among those who will appear on New Tales To Tell: A Tribute To Love And Rockets when it's released this summer.

The tribute album will be digitally available through Justice Records on July 28th and will hit stores on Aug. 18th. It will be available with special bonus tracks and on limited edition blue and red vinyl. New Tales To Tell: A Tribute To Love and Rockets was produced by Christopher The Minister and Phil Jaurigui (Concrete Blonde, Audioslave), and its album artwork was done by Shepherd Fairey. (Indeed that is the fellow that created the ubiquitous Obama Hope poster.)

Love And Rockets took their name from a comic book series by Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez when they formed in England in 1985. Daniel Ash (guitar, saxophone, vocals), David J (bass, vocals) and Kevin Haskins (drums, synthesizers) had been in Bauhaus with Peter Murphy until that band splintered in 1983.

Love And Rockets' sound was more pop-based and upbeat than Bauhaus' goth rock, and the band's Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven was released the year they formed. It was followed by six more albums before the band split in 1999. Love And Rockets reformed in 2007 and performed at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Lollapalooza last year.

Here are the artists and songs on New Tales To Tell: A Tribute To Love And Rockets:

Black Francis - All In My Mind
Puscifer - Holiday On The Moon
War Tapes - Love Me
Blaqk Audio - No New Tale To Tell
Dubfire - I Feel Speed
The Dandy Warhols - Inside The Outside
The Flaming Lips - Kundalini Express
Film School - An American Dream
A Place To Bury Strangers - The Light
Monster Magnet vs. Adrian Young - Mirror People
The Stone Foxes - Fever
Frankenstein 3000 - No Big Deal
VEX - It Could Be Sunshine
Better Than Ezra - So Alive
Chantal Claret vs. Adrian Young - Lazy
Ian Moore - Sweet F.A.
Snowden - No Words No More

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Um... Er... Er...Um... Okay

I don't even know where to start with this one, but I will be watching wear I sit next time I go to the Elmo.

I Wanna Hold Your Wii-mote

I honestly thought I would find the Rolling Stones milking the multimedia/ gaming bandwagon before the "Fab Four", but wonders do never cease… Wake your parents peeps! Your Mom’s favourite band is going to make her very happy all over again. Yep, the “Beatles – Rock Band” is on the way. As previously bloggedabout, the much anticipated video game created by a partnership between the Beatles' Apple Corps, Ltd. and MTV Games' Harmonix Music Systems, the people behind the "Rock Band" series will be released on September 9th to Xbox, Playstation, and Wii. (That’s 09.09.09, but the one after that would have been cooler. ed)

Yesterday at the E3 Media & Business Summit, (the gigantor gaming conference in Las Vegas), Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, and Olivia Harrison announced key details of "The Beatles: Rock Band". The first being, that the storyline of the game follows the Beatles' career from 1963 to 1969, from the Cavern Club across the universe to megastardom.

It’s time to ditch the tennis rackets and hairbrush microphones. In this game you get to play a plastic pseudo-guitar as the loveable mop topped quartet. Of course the finely crafted instruments have been precision designed to look like the ones John, Paul, George, and Ringo actually played. It gets even better too; The game will feature three-part harmony, so the whole family can gather round the flat panel to reinterpret “Revolution #9”.

In between songs, you'll get to hear "previously unreleased authentic voice recordings from John, Paul, George and Ringo chatting between takes during studio sessions recorded at Abbey Road more than four decades ago," according to the website press release.

The game will feature a playlist of 45 songs from the Beatles' catalogue, including "I Saw Her Standing There," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "I Feel Fine," "Taxman," "Day Tripper," Back in the USSR," "I Am the Walrus," "Octopus's Garden," "Here Comes the Sun," and "Get Back". At some point in the future, you'll be able to download even more, including Abbey Road in its entirety.

You know though, I’m still going to wait for “The Rolling Stones – Rock Band”. And they had better include a download for A Bigger Bang in its entirety! Ohhhhh and fake plastic cigarettes… Staart me up!

I'm getting excited all ready.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Keep an Eye on the Sky

While there may all ready be a new series of spiffy Big Star reissues on the way, news has emerged that fans of the seminal Memphis outfit can expect a whole lot more Big Star in the late summer. Come September 15th the fine people at Rhino will be releasing a four-disc box set from the group, which gathers up material recorded between 1968 and 1975.

A true treat this time for fans as a number pre-Big Star outfits from members Alex Chilton, Andy Hummel, Jody Stephens and the late Chris Bell will be included in the set, titled Keep an Eye on the Sky. The actual Big Star material, will be made up of rarities and previously unreleased material. Tracklist follows.

To cap it all off, a number of live recordings are featured as well, including unreleased highlights from three sets Big Star performed at Lafayette's Music Room in Memphis in January 1973. It is the best live recording ever of the band recorded shortly after Chris Bell left the band. As well a comprehensive tome will come with the release. Included in that, extensive liner notes, rare and never-before-seen photos, and insightful essays about the cult of Big Star and the band's history.

Now if that were not enough, the Rhino imprint Handmade will reissue a limited edition, expanded reissue of Bell’s classic solo album, I Am the Cosmos (last released via Rykodisc in 1992). The new Cosmos reissue will come as a two-CD collection and feature various outtakes and alternate versions. That one is due September 14th.

Track Listing - Keep an Eye on the Sky

Psychedelic Stuff - Chris Bell
All I See Is You - Icewater
Every Day As We Grow Closer (Original Mix) - Alex Chilton
Try Again (Early Version) - Rock City
The Preacher - Rock City
The Ballad Of El Goodo - Alternate Mix*
In The Street
Thirteen - Alternate Mix*
Don't Lie To Me
The India Song
When My Baby's Beside Me - Alternate Mix*
My Life Is Right - Alternate Mix*
Give Me Another Chance - Alternate Mix*
Try Again
Gone With The Light* - Chris Bell
Watch The Sunrise
ST 100/6 - Alternate Mix*
In The Street - Second Recorded Version
Feel - Early Mix*
The Ballad Of El Goodo (Alternate Lyrics)
The India Song - Alternate Version*
Country Morn
I Got Kinda Lost - Demo
Motel Blues - Demo*
There Was A Light - Demo*
Life Is White - Demo*
What's Going Ahn - Demo*
O My Soul
Life Is White
Way Out West - Alternate Mix*
What's Going Ahn
You Get What You Deserve - Alternate Mix*
Mod Lang - Alternate Mix
Back Of A Car - Alternate Mix*
Daisy Glaze
She's A Mover
September Gurls
Morpha Too - Alternate Mix*
I'm In Love With A Girl
O My Soul - Alternate Version*
Back Of A Car - Demo
Daisy Glaze - Alternate Take*
She's A Mover - Alternate Version
I Am The Cosmos - Chris Bell
You And Your Sister - Chris Bell
Blue Moon - Demo* - Alex Chilton
Femme Fatale - Demo* - Alex Chilton
Thank You Friends - Demo* - Alex Chilton
You Get What You Deserve - Demo* - Alex Chilton
Lovely Day (aka Stroke It Noel) - Demo - Alex Chilton
Downs - Demo - Alex Chilton
Nightime - Demo* - Alex Chilton
Jesus Christ - Demo* - Alex Chilton
Holocaust - Demo* - Alex Chilton
Take Care - Demo* - Alex Chilton
Big Black Car - Alternate Demo* - Alex Chilton
Jesus Christ
Femme Fatale
O, Dana
Kizza Me
You Can't Have Me
Dream Lover
Blue Moon
Take Care
Stroke It Noel
For You
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Big Black Car
Kanga Roo
Thank You Friends
Till The End Of The Day
Lovely Day*
Nature Boy
When My Baby's Beside Me*
My Life Is Right*
She's A Mover*
Way Out West*
The Ballad Of El Goodo*
In The Street*
Back Of A Car*
The India Song*
Try Again*
Watch The Sunrise*
Don't Lie To Me*
Hot Burrito #2*
I Got Kinda Lost*
Baby Strange*
There Was A Light*
ST 100/6*
Come On Now*
O My Soul*

*previously unreleased