Saturday, January 12, 2019

Bar/None Records Introduces You To The Other Side Of Alex Chilton With Two New Releases

On February 8th, Bar/None Records will release a couple of albums from Alex Chilton from his overlooked, more laid-back period of his career. Chilton may be best known as the lead singer of the successful bands, The Box Tops and Big Star. Unfortunately, Alex Chilton left us way too soon, suffering a fatal heart attack in 2010 at the age of 59.

From the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, Alex Chilton was hitting the height of his fame as a solo alternative rock artist, but he never forgot about the swinging music of the 50's and 6o's that he fell in love with as a youngster. The new release "Songs From Robin Hood Lane" collects a dozen unreleased tracks that Alex Chilton made over the course of his career that showcases that love for jazz from the 50s. Beginning with "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying" and as you continue with "There Will Never Be Another You," you will discover how well Chilton could croon. You will fall in love with his acoustic versions of "Let's Get Lost" and "All Of You," as his voice had that perfect tone to just lead you down to lovers lane. The disc closes with a beautiful lounge version of "Time After Time" and a quiet solo performance of "What Was."

The other new release titled "From Memphis To New Orleans" centers around 15-tracks that Alex Chilton recorded about his love for the southern music club circuit. Right from the the beginning, the style of "B-A-B-Y" and "Thank You John," give you a sense that Chilton could of had a second career as an R&B artist with his passion for swinging rhythms and pulsating of horns. This set also shows glimpses of his love for the blues with "No Sex" and "Take It Off." He displayed his talent for combining the two genres with "Make A Little Love" and "Guantanamerika," before closing with a wonderful cover of "Lonely Weekends." To find out more about these two new compilation from Alex Chilton, please visit bar-none.com.

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