February 16, 2007

New Elliott Smith double album: New Moon

Good news this past week for Elliott Smith fans: the Kill Rock Stars label has announced the release of a posthumous double disc of unreleased Elliott material from 1995-1997 (self-titled and Either/Or album eras). It’s called New Moon and due out on May 8th.

Here is the full tracklist and where I had (or could find) live or demo versions of the songs, I added an mp3. It will be great to hear some of this gorgeous material cleaned up and finally out in the light of day.


Angel In The Snow (demo version)
Talking To Mary (live 3/31/95)
High Times (demo version)
New Monkey
Looking Over My Shoulder
Going Nowhere
Riot Coming (live in SF 3/6/95)
All Cleaned Out
First Timer
Go By (live in NY 6/7/95)
Miss Misery – early version
Thirteen (demo version)

Georgia Georgia
Whatever/Folk Song in C (live in Portland, 9/7/94)
Big Decision (live in NJ, 4/12/97)
New Disaster
Seen How Things Are Hard (live)
Fear City
Either/Or (demo version)
Pretty Mary K – other version
Almost Over
See You Later (live NYC 3/30/96)
Half Right (live in Portland 2/26/99)

According to the press release, the final mixing for the album was done by Larry Crane, who is the archivist for the estate of Elliott Smith, and a significant portion of proceeds from the album sales will go directly to Outside In, a Portland-based social service organization dedicated to providing diverse services for homeless youth and low-income adults. [thx]

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  • You know, much as I love the original, Elliott’s take on “Thirteen” is one of my favourite songs of all time.

    lism. — February 16, 2007 @ 5:14 pm

  • Going the way of 2pac. I’m not complaining.

    Anonymous — February 16, 2007 @ 8:46 pm

  • This is great news. Good to have this out legitimately.

    Bruce K.

    Anonymous — February 17, 2007 @ 8:25 am

  • Thanks for the Elliot Smith tracks — I’m listening to them right now. A great talent gone way too soon.

    I have “Belief” by John Mayer off Continuum trapped in my head right now. If you haven’t heard it, I suggest you give it a try.

    Chris — February 23, 2007 @ 8:29 am

  • i try to push out a tear for this man at least once a year..lol..adore his music

    Anonymous — March 3, 2007 @ 11:46 pm

  • high times is absolutely amazing. other then that i cant describe it, its too much. the man was a genius

    Anonymous — March 16, 2007 @ 6:37 pm

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