Chris Bell (Big Star) - I Am the Cosmos

Chris Bell (Big Star) - I Am the Cosmos

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After co-founding Big Star, the world only received two tracks of new music from Chris Bell during his lifetime – a 1978 single on the Car Records label run by Chris Stamey (dB's, Sneakers) titled "I Am The Cosmos" b/w "You And Your Sister." He would tragically be killed in a car accident later that same year. However, those were not the only tracks Bell had recorded in his post-Big Star years. In 1974-1975, Bell worked in the famed Château D'Hérouville near Paris, France, and later recorded at both Shoe Studios and Ardent Studios in Memphis.

That material arrived in 1992 as I Am The Cosmos to great acclaim and was issued on LP by Omnivore Recordings in 2017. The 12 tracks highlight Bell's ethereal vocals, his uncanny sense of song structure and insightful, melancholy lyrics, all of which illuminate his often-overlooked contribution to Big Star. I Am The Cosmos is a haunting pop masterpiece ripe for discovery. Due to popular demand, the LP returns in a new pressing on colored vinyl. The packaging contains liner notes from set co-producer Alec Palao as well as Bob Mehr. This reissue was approved and overseen by Chris' estate run by his brother, David. 

  1. I Am The Cosmos (Single Version)
  2. Better Save Yourself
  3. Speed Of Sound
  4. Get Away
  5. Make A Scene
  6. Look Up
  7. I Got Kinda Lost
  8. There Was A Light
  9. Fight At The Table
  10. I Don't Know
  11. Though I Know She Lies
  12. You And Your Sister (Single Version)