ALEX CHILTON FREE AGAIN THE 1970 SESSIONS LP VINYL NEW (US) 33RPM
1. Free Again (ORIGINAL MONO MIX) [Side One]
2. I Can Dig It [Side One]
3. Something Deep Inside [Side One]
4. Just To see You [Side One]
5. The EMI Song (Smile For Me) [Side One]
6. All I Really Want Is Money [Side One]
7. Come On Honey [Side Two]
8. I Wish I Could Meet Elvis [Side Two]
9. Every Day As We Grow Closer/Funky National [Side Two]
10. The Happy Song [Side Two]
11. Jumpin' Jack Flash [Side Two]
12. All We Ever Got From Them Was Pain (*previously unissued) [Side Two]
* In 1969, Alex Chilton, the former lead singer of the chart-topping Box Tops entered Ardent Studios in Memphis to make an album. He was a couple of years away from forming Big Star, but these, his first solo recordings - eventually released in the 1990s as "1970" - display the same skills and idiosyncrasies that would characterise his career right up until his untimely death in 2010.
* The album, originally slated for either the Atlantic label or the Beach Boys' Brother Records, features a diverse range of mostly original material by Chilton, including the commercial `Free Again', the proto-Big Star sound of `Something Deep Inside,' and the sublime ballads `Every Day As We Grow Closer' and `The EMI Song'.
* Big Beat's new expanded edition of "1970" features both unreleased period mono mixes, and fresh remixes done at Ardent Studios, and it also adds three previously unissued songs including the fragile outtake `All We Ever Got From Them Was Pain'.
* In-depth sleeve notes by Alec Palao and previously unseen photos help in the reappraisal of this underrated pop-rock gem.