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  • Summary: This two-disc collection includes six unreleased songs from Alex Chilton's solo album recorded after the end of Box Tops in 1969 and before he formed Big Star.
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  1. Mar 28, 2012
    90
    Sure, it's messy, but Alex Chilton always was--it's also some of his richest and best music, and it's never sounded better than it does on Free Again: The 1970 Sessions.
  2. Apr 6, 2012
    90
    Free Again: The 1970 Sessions shows Chilton working in top form in a wide variety of genres; it's as good as anything Chilton recorded-including his Big Star albums.
  3. May 31, 2012
    90
    These cuts are glorious on their own merits. [Jun 2012, p.92]
  4. Mar 28, 2012
    78
    it's more like an endpoint for devoted fans looking to connect the dots. As such, it provides a fascinating coming-of-age story of an artist who came into his own playing styles he knew he loved and others he only thought he hated.
  5. Mar 28, 2012
    70
    Despite it's somewhat all-over-the-place vibe, Free Again is a terrific document of Chilton, free again after The Box Tops and on the road to bigger and better.
  6. Mar 28, 2012
    70
    Free Again finds Chilton, not yet 20, in fast bloom.
  7. Mar 28, 2012
    60
    Big Star was more than the sum of its parts, and as evidenced here, Chilton was only just beginning to mine his.

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