Elliott Smith - 'Alameda (alternate take)' [Listen]
On behalf of Elliott Smith's August 6th birthday, label Kill Rock Stars shared this alternate version of 'Alameda.' The rendition features different lyrics during the chorus, and you can stream it below.
Kill Rock Stars is reissuing Smith's 1995 self-titled debut, as well as 1997's Either/Or, on 180-gram vinyl this month; additionally, his entire Kill Rock Stars catalog is available digitally for $49. See more at the label's website.
As previously mentioned, throughout August Kill Rock Stars will be sharing unreleased Elliott Smith tracks (mainly alternate versions of classic Smith tracks), and today we're presented with an alternate version of one of his most famous songs, 'Angeles', taken from his 1997 album Either/Or. [read more]
The blunt tragedy of Elliott Smithâs untimely end hangs heavy over his music. Unfortunately there are many figures throughout music history whose sudden deaths have given their music a despairing, sombre feel, one immediately thinks of Nick Drake. The accusation thrown at most heartfelt troubadours is do they mean it? In Smithâs case he meant every word. Or at least thatâs at how in hindsight we interpreted his music; Elliott himself once candidly said âI'm not a tortured ... (continued) [read more]
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