One of my very first Weekend Mixes for Burning Wood was "Big Star Stuff" in 2015.
On June 8, 2017 I posted an upgrade, the text of which I've lazily, and hurriedly, copied and pasted below. Since then I acquired "Ork Records Complete Singles", which includes Alex Chilton's "All The Time". A better fit musically, and gives Alex a little more real estate.
I keep listening to this mix as if it's a real album.
In case you missed it the first two times, I recommend nabbing this one.Lightly edited from 2017:
Noel being one of the string players hired for the session. Alex recognized him as a family friend and re-wrote the song in his honor.
Anyway it fit without having to make room and the mix is much improved.
To recap: this attempts to collect as much leftover Big Star DNA as possible.
With the exception of a couple tracks, none of it is actually Big Star, but every song has the participation of Alex, and or, Chris, Jody, and Andy, and was recorded at Ardent.
It starts off with the 45 version of "O My Soul", ripped from a single autographed by and purchased from Andy Hummel, and ends with "I Am The Cosmos", from "Columbia" 1993, and "Dony", from "In Space" (2005). The "stereo" mix of "Got Kinda Lost" was created by me from a bootleg purchased in the '90's at NYCD.
Some of it is by Prix, a short-lived project headed by John Tiven (carpet-bagging from New Jersey) and Tommy Hoehn.
Recorded at Ardent just after "Third", it credits Alex on piano, background vocals, and song writing, with Chris Bell on production, additional guitar, and background vocals as if they were members.
The singer, Tommy Hoehn appears on "Third". His voice splits the difference between Alex and Chris, hence Big Star DNA.