Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Morning Shorts

The 4 Men With Beards label is issuing a nice edition of Big Star's imcomparable 3rd/Sister Lovers on vinyl:

Also known as Sister Lovers, Big Star's legendary third album has been released and re-released countless times around the world with different
track listings, different mixes and different cover art. Now for the first time since its debut release in 1978 is a re-release of the vinyl LP with the original cover art, including the inner sleeve with the complete detailed liner notes and the original mixes and track listing. The master tape coming directly from Ardent Studios provides the highest sound quality of this vinyl classic – available as it was first released for the first time in 28 years.

Word's come in that Mark Eitzel, along with his Lost Anchors of the Pacific, performed 3rd's "Holocaust" at the 12 Galaxies Big Star tribute show last week. Anyone got a recording of this...?

Metacritic adds up reviews for Sparklehorse's Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain and comes up with an OK 77; the LA Times compares it to the Eels' Electro-Shock Blues.

The Manchester Evening News awards four stars to Fionn Regan's live show, which will hopefully make it to these shores soon. "Storytelling is Regan's strong point, and he delights the enraptured crowd with tales of his drugged up adventures punching random Irish ostriches ('If I hadn't punched that ostrich, I wouldn't be here tonight')." I award the Manchester Evening News a hat-tip for giving stars to concerts, which you really don't see too much.

Anti has posted a song from Tom Waits' upcoming 3-disc opus Orphans.

MP3: Tom Waits - Bottom of the World

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