Alex Chilton to Receive New Posthumous Solo Compilation

Alex Chilton to Receive New Posthumous Solo Compilation
Alex Chilton's death last year prompted a wave of tributes, so it's only fitting that the legendary songwriter is set to receive his own posthumous compilation. Entitled Free Again: The "1970" Sessions, this 20-song collection features solo songs recorded after his band the Box Tops broke up and before Big Star formed. It will be out on January 10 through Omnivore Recordings.

This is hardly the first time this era has been mined for material, as past albums like Lost Decade and 1970 have included tracks from the sessions. This latest compilation, however, includes six previously unissued recordings.

Bear in mind that all of these unreleased tracks will only be available on the CD and digital versions of Free Again. The LP only contains 12 songs, but to sweeten the deal, the first 1,500 copies will come on clear vinyl. There will also be 500 pressings of a limited bundle containing the LP, plus a seven-inch with two unreleased songs.

Pre-sales are available over at Omnivore's webstore. The track "The EMI Song (Smile for Me) (Original Mono Mix)" is streaming over at Omnivore's homepage.

Thanks to Consequence of Sound for the heads-up.

Free Again: The "1970" Sessions (CD/Digital version):


1. "Free Again (Original Mono Mix)"

2. "Come on Honey"

3. "Something Deep Inside"

4. "I Can Dig It"

5. "The Emi Song (Smile for Me)"

6. "All I Really Want Is Money"

7. "The Happy Song"

8. "Jumpin' Jack Flash"

9. "Every Day as We Grow Closer/Funky National"

10. "I Wish I Could Meet Elvis"

11. "Just to See You"

12. "All We Ever Got from Them Was Pain"

13. "Sugar, Sugar/I Got the Feelin'"

14. "Free Again (Stereo Mix w/ Alternative Vocals)"

15. "Every Day As We Grow Closer (Original Mono Mix)"

16. "Come On Honey (Original Mono Mix)"

17. "The Emi Song (Smile for Me) (Original Mono Mix)"

18. "All I Really Want Is Money (Original Mono Mix)"

19. "If You Would Marry Me Babe (Demo)"

20. "It Isn't Always That Easy (Demo)"

Free Again: The "1970" Sessions (LP version):

A-side:


1. "Free Again (Original Mono Mix)"

2. "I Can Dig It"

3. "Something Deep Inside"

4. "Just To See You"

5. "The Emi Song (Smile for Me)"

6. "All I Really Want Is Money"

B-side:


1. "Come on Honey"

2. "I Wish I Could Meet Elvis"

3. "Every Day As We Grow Closer/Funky National"

4. "The Happy Song"

5. "Jumpin' Jack Flash"

6. "All We Ever Got From Them Was Pain"