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A Man Called Destruction (Translucent Colored  Blue Vinyl 2 LP) (Includes Download) (Deluxe Version)

Alex Chilton
A Man Called Destruction (Translucent Colored Blue Vinyl 2 LP) (Includes Download) (Deluxe Version)

"Chilton’s 1995 return to rock—on LP for the first time!
As lead singer of The Box Tops and co-founder of Big Star, Alex Chiton’s place in rock history would have been solid. But, he was never one to rest on his laurels. An enormous music fan himself, he consistently reinvented himself musically throughout his career. The ’90s found him crooning a set of standards (on Clichés, his first full-length in seven years), touring with a reformed Big Star, and releasing 1995’s A Man Called Destruction.

Returning to Memphis and the legendary Ardent Studios, Destruction was a classic Chilton mix of originals and covers, this time with a full-horn section. A mix of garage rock, jazz and R&B, A Man Called Destruction was very well received by fans and critics, and even landed him a spot on Late Night With Conan O’Brien performing the album’s “Lies.”

Two decades later, Destruction reappears—complete with 7 previously unissued tracks from the original sessions and new liner notes from best-selling writer Bob Mehr (Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements). To make this reintroduction even more special, the title is making its vinyl debut. The first pressing will be a translucent blue double album, which includes all of the bonus tracks, a download card, and Mehr’s essay in the gatefold sleeve.

With the renewed interest and appreciation for his work in Big Star, it is the perfect time for Chilton’s solo work to get the same due. It is time for a reintroduction of A Man Called Destruction."

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"Chilton’s 1995 return to rock—on LP for the first time! As lead singer of The Box Tops and co-founder of Big Star, Alex Chiton’s place in rock history would have been solid. But, he was never one to rest on his laurels. An enormous music fan himself, he consistently reinvented himself musically throughout his career. The ’90s found him crooning a set of standards (on Clichés, his first full-length in seven years), touring with a reformed Big Star, and releasing 1995’s A Man Called Destruction. Returning to Memphis and the legendary Ardent Studios, Destruction was a classic Chilton mix of originals and covers, this time with a full-horn section. A mix of garage rock, jazz and R&B, A Man Called Destruction was very well received by fans and critics, and even landed him a spot on Late Night With Conan O’Brien performing the album’s “Lies.” Two decades later, Destruction reappears—complete with 7 previously unissued tracks from the original sessions and new liner notes from best-selling writer Bob Mehr (Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements). To make this reintroduction even more special, the title is making its vinyl debut. The first pressing will be a translucent blue double album, which includes all of the bonus tracks, a download card, and Mehr’s essay in the gatefold sleeve. With the renewed interest and appreciation for his work in Big Star, it is the perfect time for Chilton’s solo work to get the same due. It is time for a reintroduction of A Man Called Destruction."
Details
Full Length Vinyl 1
Side A
 
01 Sick And Tired
02 Devil Girl
03 Lies
04 It's Your Funeral
05 What's Your Sign Girl

Side B
01 Il Ribelle
02 You Don't Have To Go
03 Boplexity
04 New Girl In School
05 You're Lookin' Good
06 Don't Know Anymore
 
Full Length Vinyl 2
 
Side A
01 Don't Stop
02 Devil Girl
03 Don't Know Anymore
04 Give It To Me Baby
05 You're My Favorite

Side B
01 But I Do
02 Please Pass Me My Walkin' Shoes
03 Why Should I Care/It's Your Funeral