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Album: Third/Sister Lovers
# Song Title   Time
1)    Kizza Me
2)    Thank You Friends
3)    Big Black Car
4)    Jesus Christ
5)    Femme Fatale
6)    O, Dana
7)    Holocaust
8)    Kangaroo
9)    Lovely Day
10)    Fireplace
11)    You Can't Have Me
12)    Nightime
13)    Blue Moon
14)    Take Care
15)    Nature Boy - (bonus track)
16)    Till the End of the Day - (bonus track)
17)    Dream Lover - (bonus track)
18)    Downs - (bonus track)
19)    Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - (bonus track)
 
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Performer Notes
  • Big Star: Alex Chilton (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Jody Stephens (drums).
  • Additional personnel: Lesa Aldridge (vocals); Lee Baker, Steve Cropper (guitar); Carl Marsh (reeds, woodwinds, synthesizer); Jim Dickinson (mellotron, bass, drums); John Lightman, Jimmy Stephens, Tommy Cathey, William Murphey, Tommy McClure (bass); Richard Roseborough, Tarp Tarrant (drums).
  • Engineers include: Jim Dickinson, John Fry, Richard Roseborough.
  • Recorded at Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee. Includes liner notes by Rick Clark.
  • Big Stars's third album, THIRD (also known as SISTER LOVERS) was recorded in 1974 but not released until 1978 and was never widely available. Two bonus tracks have been added.
  • Big Star: Alex Chilton (vocals, guitar); Jody Stephens (vocals, drums).
  • Personnel: Lesa Aldredge (vocals, background vocals); Lesa Aldridge (vocals); Jim Dickinson (various instruments, guitar, Mellotron, keyboards, drums); Lee Baker, Steve Cooper, Steve Cropper (guitar); Noel Gilbert (violin, strings); Carl Marsh (strings, reeds, woodwinds, synthesizer); William Eggleston (piano); Alex Chilton (keyboards); William Murphey, Tommy Cathey, Jimmy Stephens, Tommy McClure (bass guitar); Tarp Tarrant, Tommy Roseborough, Morris "Tarp" Tarrant, Richard Rosebrough (drums).
  • Liner Note Author: Rick Clark .
  • Recording information: Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN (1974-1975).
  • Photographer: Mike O'Brien.
  • Arranger: Carl Marsh.
  • After Big Star released RADIO CITY, they fell apart, leaving Alex Chilton to record in 1975 what was later released as THIRD (AKA SISTER LOVERS). The album is strikingly different from everything Chilton has done before or since. With pained outpourings such as the haunting "Holocaust," it holds its own against rock's greatest monuments to existential angst, from TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT to BRYTER LATER. It also ranks alongside the Beach Boys' SMILE as perhaps the only "classic" album with no set sequence. Chilton never bothered to sequence it because, upon its completion, no label wanted to release it. It finally came out four years later, and since then, while it has appeared on several labels, no two have used the same track order.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (3/19/92, p.87) - 5 Stars - Classic - "...Chilton's untidy masterpiece...baroque, guitar-driven pop...one of the most idiosyncratic, deeply felt and fully realized albums in the pop idiom..."

Q (5/8/92, p.90) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Never did depression bordering on psychosis sound so compelling in popular music..."

Village Voice (3/2/93, p.5) - Ranked #4 in the Village Voice's list of the 10 Best Reissues Of 1992.

Mojo (Publisher) (3/01/04, p.55) - Included in Mojo's The 67 Lost Albums You Must Own! - "SISTER LOVERS was desolate, nocturnal, frosty, but translated Chilton's frustrations into sublime music."

NME (Magazine) (8/12/00, p.28) - Ranked #1 in The NME "Top 30 Heartbreak Albums" - "...Their final album...highly melodic, Beatles-derived music...adding a desperate sadness..."

NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #90 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'

NME (Magazine) (9/18/93, p.19) - Ranked #39 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of The '70s.'
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