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Keep An Eye On The Sky
Any informed discussion of power pop is sure to include Big Star; the Memphis cult faves may not have sold many records during their initial 1970s incarnation, but anybody who bought one of the band's three albums became a true believer. The fervor of those fans was rewarded in 2009 with Rhino's Big Star boxed set, KEEP AN EYE ON THE SKY, which features every song from #1 RECORD, RADIO CITY and THIRD (often in demo or alternate mix versions) as well as solo rarities and a 1973 live concert. An essential item for Big Star followers, the 4-disc set is also a good place for the uninitiated to start – the group's distinctive mix of Anglophilic pop precision, Southern soul and eccentricity shines through on every track. We'll KEEP AN EYE ON THE SKY today in memory of Big Star frontman Alex Chilton, who passed away on this day in 2010.