April 16, 2007

“High Times” :: First studio track from new Elliott Smith double album

I kept recording more songs with no regard whether or not they were gonna be on anything. That’s what I’m used to doing, recording all the time and not going, ‘What should I record for this record?’ Usually it’s put out whatever happened in the last six months. With this, I had way too many songs and no mechanism for picking between them.”
–Elliott Smith, Tape Op Magazine, 1996, on finishing Either/Or

On May 8th the Kill Rock Stars label will release New Moon, a double disc of mostly unreleased songs which melancholy, beautiful singer-songwriter Elliott Smith recorded between 1994-1997. Only three of these songs have been released before (all on compilations), and while live versions exist of many of these songs, Smith fans welcome the opportunity to enjoy these mastered studio recordings.

DOWNLOAD HERE: High Times (mp3, New Moon version)

A breakdown of which tracks appear on the album (and where they’ve shown up before) can be found here. A chunk of change from the album sales will go to Outside In, a Portland-based social service organization serving homeless youth and low-income adults.

More info on this album from IODA

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  • got you on my feed reader, found your blog today, love it,

    thanks for the great work!

    elliott, RIP buddy :)

    RB — April 16, 2007 @ 11:05 pm

  • but whyyyyy a double albummmmm. no one should ever release a double album. especially not for music like this (I love Elliott tons, but he stays within a narrow bandwidth of musical diversity that I think shouldn’t exceed a 45-60 minute album

    that being said, I’m still excited and the art is pretty :)

    Undisputed Wes — April 17, 2007 @ 7:14 am

  • That would explain why http://www.elliottsmithbsides.com/ is pulling down so much of their content. They had most everything he recorded there as studio demos. It will be nice to get the mastered versions in CD quality though.

    Yon — April 17, 2007 @ 9:43 am

  • Looking forward to hearing this, Elliot’s death was one of the more tragic and disappointing events in music over the past few years.

    F.J. Delgado — April 17, 2007 @ 10:08 pm

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