As perhaps the definitive power-pop band, the legacy of Big Star has only grown over the four decades since their beginnings in Memphis. Following a 2005 comeback album, a well-received documentary and numerous retrospective features, as well as the recent passing of founding members Alex Chilton and Andy Hummel, Big Star was again a fresh wave of attention, highlighted by the box set Keep an Eye on the Sky, a four-disc, 99-track collection featuring every song the band recorded in the '70s, recordings from pre-Big Star affiliated bands, and a live show from 1973.
This box set, along with the two-disc expanded edition of I Am the Cosmos, the sole solo recording of late Big Star guitarist and founding member Chris Bell, have been reissued, and we're giving away a copy of each to two lucky AllMusic readers. Keep reading to find out how to enter to win one of these Big Star prize packs.
Two winners will receive: 1 copy each of Keep an Eye on the Sky and I Am the Cosmos.
It's easy to enter to win. Just choose ONE of the two options below, and you're entered.
1) Log in with your AllMusic account—or sign up if you aren't already a user—and comment on this post with the name of your favorite Big Star or Chris Bell song. Be sure to register with an email address you check regularly, because that's how we'll notify you if you are selected.
2) Mail us a letter or postcard with the name of your favorite Big Star or Chris Bell song, plus your contact info (email address, Twitter handle, or phone number) to AllMusic HQ, postmarked by Tuesday, December 16.
ATTN: Big Star and Chris Bell Giveaway
206 S. Main St., #225
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Or if you know you need these releases in your collection regardless of our contest or know someone who could use them as a holiday gift, you can order Keep an Eye on the Sky and I Am the Cosmos via Amazon.
• Giveaway begins Monday, December 8. Winners will be selected on Friday, December 19.
• Winner will be contacted via the contact info they provided, so be sure to register with a valid email address that you check regularly.
• If no response is received from winner within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn from the pool of candidates.
• Must have a United States mailing address (due to taxes, customs regulations, and the complexity of international sweepstakes rules).
• Must be over 13 years of age to enter.
• One entry per household.
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