Love Him More. Elliott Smith reissues from Kill Rock Stars: From A Basement On A Hill and Roman Candle; Twilight (mp3), Last Call (mp3) + Cecilia/Amanda (mp3)

by on March 2, 2010

elliot smithCecilia/Amanda [mp3]

Twilight [mp3]

Last Call [mp3]

It’s hard to listen and not well with tears. Here they are: Cecilia/Amanda (previously unreleased until the very end of 2009; recorded at Jackpot! Recording Studio in 1997 by Larry Crane); Twilight, from From A Basement On The Hill; and Last Call from Roman Candle, Elliott Smith‘s first solo album, originally released on Portland’s Cavity Search Records in 1994 and remastered for the re-release by Larry Crane, editor of Tape Op Magazine and archivist for Elliott’s family.

On April 6, 2010, Kill Rock Stars will be re-releasing Roman Candle and From A Basement On The Hill, Elliot Smith’s final recording, originally released on Anti in October of 2004 following Smith’s sad and untimely death in 2003. Lyrically haunting, From A Basement On The Hill‘s 15 heartbreaking tracks were narrowed by Smith’s close friends, producer Rob Schnapf (Beck’s MELLOW GOLD, Smith’s X/O) and musician Joanna Bolme (the Minders, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks), from the original vision for a double album. Representing Smith’s full spectrum, it plays like a retrospective of his career.

With the addition of these two records Kill Rock Stars is now the home for all of Elliott Smith’s independent releases: Roman Candle, Elliott Smith, Either/Or, From a Basement on the Hill, and New Moon.

Elliot Smith - Roman CandleRoman Candle
  1. Roman Candle
  2. Condor Ave
  3. No Name #1
  4. No Name #2
  5. No Name #3
  6. Drive All Over Town
  7. No Name #4
  8. Last Call
  9. Kiwi Maddog 20/20

Elliot Smith - From A Basement On A hill Album CoverFrom a Basement on the Hill

1) Coast to Coast

2) Let’s Get Lost

3) Pretty (Ugly Before)

4) Don’t Go Down

5) Strung Out Again

6) A Fond Farewell

7) King’s Crossing

8) Ostriches & Chirping

9) Twilight

10) A Passing Feeling

11) The Last Hour

12) Shooting Star

13) Memory Lane

14) Little One

15) A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free

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