Chris Bell was an immensely gifted songwriter, musician, vocalist and producer who struggled throughout his short life to have his songs heard. Sadly, the Memphis-born artist did not live long enough to see the enormous impact his music — both with Big Star and as a solo artist — would have on future generations. Bell’s influential legacy grows thanks to a pair of releases: Rhino Handmade’s September 28 release of I AM THE COSMOS — DELUXE EDITION, and Rhino Records’ September 15 release of Keep An Eye On The Sky, the definitive Big Star anthology. Available exclusively at for a suggested list price of $39.98, the two-disc deluxe edition of I AM THE COSMOS contains more than a dozen unreleased recordings. As a special bonus, the first 1,000 orders will receive a free 7″ single of “I Am The Cosmos” b/w “You And Your Sister.”

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