Here is a press release from Rhino about the upcoming box set. I've been listening to it, and it's everything a fan could want, and everything someone who doesn't own anything by the band needs (but doesn't know it yet).
Keep An Eye On The Sky
4-Disc Boxed Set with 98 Tracks Spanning 1968-1975
PRE-ORDER IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Release Date: 9/15/09
Big Star's trek from obscure Memphis band to standard bearers for an entire genre of music has never been fully mapped - until now. Rhino presents the definitive look at the power-pop band with a 4-disc boxed set divided between key cuts from Big Star's three studio albums and a treasure trove of unreleased demos, unused mixes, alternate versions of songs, and a 1973 concert recorded in Memphis.
In these 98 tracks you can hear what turned artists as diverse as Cheap Trick, R.E.M., and The Replacements into Big Star fans.
The deluxe packaging for KEEP AN EYE ON THE SKY includes extensive liner notes, rare and never-before-seen photos, and insightful essays about the cult of Big Star and the band's history.
NEW CHRIS BELL RELEASE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Chris Bell's I AM THE COSMOS - DELUXE EDITION will be released September 28th - only at Rhino.com - but pre-orders are now available with a BONUS 7" replica Car Records single going to the first 1000 orders.
PLUS, RECORD STORE DAY SPECIAL
Limited edition Big Star 7" Vinyl
Only 3,500 pressed, arriving September 5th at an
independent record store near you.
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