Elliott Smith - Elliott Smith: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition 2CD/2LP
The impact of Elliott Smith’s music holds no bounds. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of his self-titled second solo album, UMC are releasing the "Elliott Smith: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition".
Smith’s joy and connection to the creative community in Portland, his home at the time, is beautifully documented by the photos and reminiscences in this new package. It includes a remastered "Elliott Smith" (1995) reissue and previously unreleased "Live at Umbra Penumbra" bonus disc of the earliest known recording of Smith performing as a solo act.
These two records come encased within a 52-page coffee table book with handwritten lyrics & reminiscences as well as and two dozen previously unseen photographs from the era by JJ Gonson.
For this release, producer/engineer Larry Crane, the official archivist for the Smith family, dug through files, reels, cassettes, and DAT tapes to find the closest sources to the original Elliott Smith first-generation mix downs and spent days to carefully transfer and clean up the audio from the Umbra Penumbra high-quality cassette provided by Casey Crynes.
“There are fan-traded MP3s out there of this show, but when people hear what I was able to extract from this original tape, they’ll be shocked,” says Crane.
- ELLIOT SMITH -
1. Needle in the Hay
2. Christian Brothers
4. Southern Belle
5. Single File
6. Coming Up Roses
8. Alphabet Town
9. St. Ides Heaven
10. Good to Go
11. The White Lady Loves You More
12. The Biggest Lie
- LIVE AT UMBRA PENUMBRA (SEPTEMBER 17TH, 1994) -
1. Some Song
2. Alphabet Town
3. Whatever (Folk Song in C)
4. No Name #4
5. Big Decision
6. Condor Ave.
7. No Name #1
8. No Confidence Man
9. Crazy Fucker
10. Half Right
About this product: this is available on 2CD and 2LP formats.
The 2LP is pressed on 2x 180g vinyl and comes with a 52-page book featuring handwritten lyrics and reminiscences, as well as and two dozen previously unseen photographs of Smith taken by JJ Gonson.
The CD also comes with the 52-page photo/lyric book.