Chris Bell - I Am The Cosmos (CD)

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Categories
RockPopMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Rock & Pop
  3. Power Pop
Number of Items
1
Title
I Am the Cosmos
Media
CD
BarCode
014431022227
Country of Origin
USA / Canada
Label
Rykodisc
Department
Music
Distributor
Ryko Distribution
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
014431022227
Previews

Rolling Stone (3/19/92) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...The mostly demo-quality songs are wonderful...a bevy of shimmering, angst-ridden pop..."
Spin (p.82) - "[T]his collection of demos and finished songs stretches over two remastered discs of brilliant melancholia."
Q (7/00, p.140) - Included in Q's "The Best Male Angst Albums Of All Time"
Q (May/92, p.86) - 3 Stars - Good - "...offers plenty of the patented ramshackle grandeur that Big Star fans find irresistable..."
Option (May-June/92, p.92) - "...one of pop music's great songwriters..."
Village Voice (3/2/93, p.5) - Ranked #23 in the Village Voice's list of the 40 Best Albums Of 1992.
Billboard (p.33) - "Almost all of it lives up to the legend."
Q (Magazine) (p.136) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "I AM THE COSMOS still has enough of Big Star's guitar-pop fragility and grandeur to make it worthwhile."
Mojo (Publisher) (3/01/04, p.55) - Included in Mojo's The 67 Lost Albums You Must Own! - "[E]xquisitely melodic, Lennon-esque songs..."
Record Collector (magazine) (pp.90-91) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Bell's part in Big Star's vibrant distillations of their anglophilic pop fixation is well-known and well-represented on tracks such as 'I Don't Know' and 'My Life Is Right'..."

Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] I am The Cosmos
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Fight At The Table
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] I don't Know
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Though I Know She Lies
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] I am The Cosmos (slow Version)
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] You And Your Sister (country Version)
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] You And Your Sister (acoustic Version)
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Better Save Yourself
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Speed Of Sound
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Get Away
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] You And Your Sister
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Make A Scene
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Look Up
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] I got Kinda Lost
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] There Was A Light
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] I Am the Cosmos
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Better Save Yourself
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Speed of the Sound
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Get Away
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] You and Your Sister
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Make a Scene
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Look Up
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] I Got Kinda Lost
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] There Was a Light
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Fight at the Table
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] I Don't Know
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Though I Know She Lies
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] I Am the Cosmos - (slow version)
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] You and Your Sister - (country version)
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] You and Your Sister - (acoustic version)
Genre
Pop / Rock
Release Date
6 November 2003
Country
USA
Notes

Personnel: Chris Bell (vocals, guitar); Jim Dickinson (piano); Ken Woodley (bass); Richard Rosebrough (drums); Alex Chilton (background vocals).
Recorded at Chateau D'Heurville, France; Ardent Studios and Shoe Studios, Memphis, Tennessee. Includes liner notes by David Bell and Jeff Rougvie.
Though Big Star's #1 RECORD (1972) received favorable press, distribution problems marred its release, making copies hard to find and keeping sales low. Chris Bell left the band after the release of #1 RECORD, apparently very depressed. His sad story is explained in I AM THE COSMOS' extensive liner notes, written by Bell's older brother. Apart from a few collaborations, including a couple of tracks for the second Big Star album, Chris Bell spent the six subsequent years recording music for a solo album. He fought both depression and heroin abuse before dying in a car accident in 1978.
I AM THE COSMOS is a flawless set of songs. Bell was heavily influenced by The Beatles, but his uniqueness shines through. The title track appears here in two versions, the second of which is slower and even more poignant than the first. "You & Your Sister" is also featured in several versions, all of them equally essential. "Though I Know She Lies" somehow sounds even sadder than it should, especially when the disc stops spinning, and the realization that the world was tragically robbed of one of its great songwriters is made all the more crushing.

Date Released
2003-11-06
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Chris Bell (Guitar/Big Star)
Producer
Chris Bell
Artists
  1. Bell, Chris
Duration
54m 18s

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