And there is a box set for Third just around the corner for next year…
By Fred Mills
The Omnivore label has been no slacker where it comes to Big Star, having issued the Live In Memphis concert album as well as the Nothing Can Hurt Me soundtrack (there’s also been a special edition Big Star slip mat for turntablephiles). Now comes word of a special 10” EP for this year’s Record Store Day Black Friday event (Nov. 27). According to the label, the Jesus Christ EP will feature “the original album version of the song recorded for the band’s Third plus the demo version (which first appeared on Keep an Eye on the Sky) and five previously unissued tracks, for a total of seven cuts on the EP.” It will feature special “Three Wise Men” artwork taken from a ’73 promo poster and will be on translucent blue wax.
The other tracks:
- “Another Time Another Place and You” (first ever official appearance)
- TV Mix of “Thank You Friends” (ditto)
- Two untitled instrumental demos by the late Chris Bell (all four of these tracks were originally mixed for inclusion in the Nothing Can Hurt Me doc)
- Demo of Third‘s “Big Black Car.”
Meanwhile, due to arrive in 2016 is the box set Complete Third. Boy howdy!