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.
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