The Big Shot Chronicles
Omnivore Recordings continues the re-examination of Game Theory's stellar 1980s catalog with an expanded reissue of 'The Big Shot Chronicles'. Passionate fans of the group all have a favourite Game Theory album, and the band's drummer, Gil Ray, refers to 'The Big Shot Chronicles' as his favorite in an revealing discussion with set co-producer and Game Theory constant / confidant Dan Vallor in the new set's liner notes. The original 12-track album, produced by Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Let's Active, Velvet Crush, Pavement), featured an expansion of the band's sound, and contains the MTV 120 Minutes staple 'Erica's Word.' For its 30th anniversary, 13 tracks have been added - nine of which are previously unissued. From demos, outtakes, rough mixes, and live tracks, one can see the sonic trajectory the band was on - leading up to their arguable magnum opus, Lolita Nation. In addition to alternate versions of originals, this set includes batch of covers of songs by Todd Rundgren, Roxy Music, Big Star, The Velvet Underground, and more.
LP - Limited Version on Lime Green Vinyl. 12 Tracks plus Download with 13 Bonus tracks.
CD - 25 Tracks.