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Three CD set. Includes every demo, rough mix, outtake, alt take and final master from the Third sessions known to exist. After almost a decade of searching for unheard session recordings for Big Star's third album, the wait for the results is finally over! While some demos and alternate versions of songs have dribbled out over the years on various compilations, all extant recordings made for the album are presented here for the first time in Complete Third. The collection boasts 69 total tracks, 29 of which are previously unheard session recordings, demos and alternate mixes made by producer Jim Dickinson and engineer John Fry. The set allows the listener to track the creation of the album from the original demos, through sessions and rough mixes, to the final masters of each song. Besides the contextualizing main essay from writer/A&R man, Bud Scoppa, extensive notes from original participants and artists influenced by Big Star are also included: Mary Lindsay Dickinson, Mitch Easter, Adam Hill, Elizabeth A. Hoehn, Susanna Hoffs, Peter Holsapple, Gary Louris, Mike Mills, Cheryl Pawelski, Debbi Peterson, Pat Rainer, Danny Graflund, Jeff Rougvie, Pat Sansone, Chris Stamey, Jody Stephens, John Stirratt, and Steve Wynn.
Three CD set. Includes every demo, rough mix, outtake, alt take and final master from the Third sessions known to exist. After almost a decade of searching for unheard session recordings for Big Star's third album, the wait for the results is finally over! While some demos and alternate versions of songs have dribbled out over the years on various compilations, all extant recordings made for the album are presented here for the first time in Complete Third. The collection boasts 69 total tracks, 29 of which are previously unheard session recordings, demos and alternate mixes made by producer Jim Dickinson and engineer John Fry. The set allows the listener to track the creation of the album from the original demos, through sessions and rough mixes, to the final masters of each song. Besides the contextualizing main essay from writer/A&R man, Bud Scoppa, extensive notes from original participants and artists influenced by Big Star are also included: Mary Lindsay Dickinson, Mitch Easter, Adam Hill, Elizabeth A. Hoehn, Susanna Hoffs, Peter Holsapple, Gary Louris, Mike Mills, Cheryl Pawelski, Debbi Peterson, Pat Rainer, Danny Graflund, Jeff Rougvie, Pat Sansone, Chris Stamey, Jody Stephens, John Stirratt, and Steve Wynn.
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Complete Third
Artist: Big Star
Format: CD
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18. Baby Strange
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28. Holocaust (Dickinson Rough Mix)
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29. Nightime (Dickinson Rough Mix)
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30. Thank You Friends (Dickinson Rough Mix)
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31. Nature Boy (Dickinson Rough Mix)
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32. After Hours
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33. Stroke It Noel (Backward Intro)
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34. Lovely Day (Fry Rough Mix)
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35. Nightime (Fry Rough Mix)
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36. Blue Moon (Fry Rough Mix)
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38. Big Black Car (Fry Rough Mix)
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39. Holocaust (Fry Alternate/Rough Mix)
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40. Downs (Fry Rough Mix)
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41. Kanga Roo (Fry Rough Mix)
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42. Femme Fatale (Fry Rough Mix)
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43. For You (Alternate Version/Alex Vocal)
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44. Thank You Friends (Fry Rough Mix)
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47. Till The End Of The Day (Fry Rough Mix #2)
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48. Nature Boy (Fry Rough Mix)
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49. Mañana
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50. Stroke It Noel
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51. Downs
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52. Femme Fatale
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53. Thank You Friends
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54. Holocaust
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55. Jesus Christ
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56. Blue Moon
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57. Kizza Me
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58. For You
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59. O, Dana
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60. Nightime
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61. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
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62. Kanga Roo
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63. Take Care
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64. Big Black Car
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65. Dream Lover
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66. You Can't Have Me
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67. Till The End Of The Day
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68. Lovely Day
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Three CD set. Includes every demo, rough mix, outtake, alt take and final master from the Third sessions known to exist. After almost a decade of searching for unheard session recordings for Big Star's third album, the wait for the results is finally over! While some demos and alternate versions of songs have dribbled out over the years on various compilations, all extant recordings made for the album are presented here for the first time in Complete Third. The collection boasts 69 total tracks, 29 of which are previously unheard session recordings, demos and alternate mixes made by producer Jim Dickinson and engineer John Fry. The set allows the listener to track the creation of the album from the original demos, through sessions and rough mixes, to the final masters of each song. Besides the contextualizing main essay from writer/A&R man, Bud Scoppa, extensive notes from original participants and artists influenced by Big Star are also included: Mary Lindsay Dickinson, Mitch Easter, Adam Hill, Elizabeth A. Hoehn, Susanna Hoffs, Peter Holsapple, Gary Louris, Mike Mills, Cheryl Pawelski, Debbi Peterson, Pat Rainer, Danny Graflund, Jeff Rougvie, Pat Sansone, Chris Stamey, Jody Stephens, John Stirratt, and Steve Wynn.
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