March 2, 2010

Kill Rock Stars reissuing two Elliot Smith records

Portland-based record label Kill Rock Stars is reissuing two of Elliot Smith's albums—a remastered version of his solo debut Roman Candle and the posthumous From A Basement On A Hill—on April 6th. Roman Candle, originally put out by Portland’s Cavity Search Records in 1994, will also be released on vinyl for the first time in the US. To promote the venture, the label has made two songs from the albums available: "Last Call" and "Twilight." The news has caused me to dig back into Smith's catalogue—and man what a ridiculous talent.

Elliot Smith - "Last Call" (from Roman Candle)
Elliot Smith - "Twilight" (from From A Basement On A Hill)

Additionally, here are my two favorite covers by Smith—both of which somehow transformed songs I liked into songs I love and cannot live without.

Elliot Smith - "Supersonic" (Oasis cover)
Elliot Smith - "Waterloo Sunset" (Kinks cover)

Elliott Smith

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