Big Star's "Third" Being Expanded to Three Discs

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

Big Star’s 1978 third and final album, Third, is about to receive a massive 69 track make-over.

The new edition of the album will be covered over three discs. Disc One will feature Alex Chilton’s demos and rough mixes. Disc two is the rough, mixes and early demos including unreleased tracks and disc three is the final masters.

Third was recorded at Ardent Studios where, over the years, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, ZZ Top, REM, James Taylor and Australia’s Guy Sebastian have recorded.

Big Star Third will be reissued on October 14.

The track list:

Disc 1 (Demos to Sessions to Roughs)
  • Like St. Joan (Kanga Roo) (Demo)
  • Lovely Day (Demo)
  • Downs (Demo)
  • Femme Fatale (Demo)
  • Thank You Friends (Demo)
  • Holocaust (Demo)
  • Jesus Christ (Demo)
  • Blue Moon (Demo)
  • Nightime (Demo)
  • Take Care (Demo)
  • Big Black Car (Demo #2/Acoustic Take 1)
  • Don’t Worry Baby
  • I’m In Love With A Girl
  • Big Black Car (Demo #3/Acoustic Take 2)
  • I’m So Tired – Alex & Lesa
  • That’s All It Took – Alex & Lesa
  • Pre-Downs
  • Baby Strange
  • Big Black Car (Demo #1/Band)
  • Kizza Me (Dickinson Rough Mix/Alex Guide Vocal)
  • Till the End Of the Day (Dickinson Rough Mix/Alex Guide Vocal, Kept As Final Vocal)
  • Thank You Friends (Dickinson Rough Mix/Alex Guide Vocal)
  • O, Dana (Dickinson Rough Mix)
  • Dream Lover (Dickinson Rough Mix)
Disc 2 (Roughs to Mixes)
  • Big Black Car (Dickinson Rough Mix/Alex Guide Vocal)
  • Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (Dickinson Rough Mix)
  • Take Care (Dickinson Rough Mix)
  • Holocaust (Dickinson Rough Mix)
  • Nightime (Dickinson Rough Mix)
  • Thank You Friends (Dickinson Rough Mix)
  • Nature Boy (Dickinson Rough Mix)
  • After Hours – Lesa
  • Stroke It Noel (Backwards Intro)
  • Lovely Day (Fry Rough Mix)
  • Nightime (Fry Rough Mix)
  • Blue Moon (Fry Rough Mix)
  • Till The End Of The Day (Alternate Mix #1)
  • Big Black Car (Fry Rough Mix)
  • Holocaust (Fry Alternate/Rough Mix)
  • Downs (Fry Rough Mix)
  • Kanga Roo (Fry Rough Mix)
  • Femme Fatale (Fry Rough Mix)
  • For You (Alternate Version/Alex Vocal)
  • Thank You Friends (Fry Rough Mix)
  • Take Care (Alternate Version/Alex Vocal)
  • Kizza Me (Fry Rough Mix)
  • Till the End Of the Day (FRY Rough Mix #2) – Lesa
  • Nature Boy (Fry Rough Mix)
  • Mañana
Disc 3 (Final Masters)
  • Stroke It Noel
  • Downs
  • Femme Fatale
  • Thank You Friends
  • Holocaust
  • Jesus Christ
  • Blue Moon
  • Kizza Me
  • For You
  • O, Dana
  • Nightime
  • Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
  • Kanga Roo
  • Take Care
  • Big Black Car
  • Dream Lover
  • You Can’t Have Me
  • Till the End Of the Day
  • Lovely Day
  • Nature Boy

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