Elliott Smith’s Either/Or – expanded edition soon

Fourteen years have passed since Elliot Smith died, and twenty have passed since the release of Either/Or.  There’s been no dimming in the interest in his music, and there’s no reason why more of it shouldn’t be released.  So here it is, the twentieth anniversary expanded edition of Either/Or.

This expanded release fits on to a double LP or a double CD package and features the original tracks carefully remastered from original tapes under the supervision of Larry Crane. The second disc features five live multi-track recordings from the Yo Yo A Go Go Festival in Olympia WA in 1997, as well as three previously unreleased studio recordings and one B-side gem.  The  double LP is packaged in a gatefold jacket that includes an insert of the original liner notes, a postcard of the original master tapes, and several never-before seen photos. Whilst this surely makes for a gorgeous collection – the more important thing is that it’ll be an essential listen for longtime fans and newcomers alike.  It’s all about the music.  Proof needed ?  Well, two tracks are available to listen to right now – well in advance of the March 10th release date (19th for the LP).

I figured you out  : here

Angeleshere

 

Full Track List is :

Disc 1

1. Speed Trials (remastered)
2. Alameda (remastered)
3. Ballad of Big Nothing (remastered)
4. Between the Bars (remastered)
5. Pictures of Me (remastered)
6. No Name No. 5 (remastered)
7. Rose Parade (remastered)
8. Punch and Judy (remastered)
9. Angeles (remastered)
10. Cupid’s Trick (remastered)
11. 2:45 AM (remastered)
12. Say Yes (remastered)

Disc 2

1. My New Freedom (Live) (unreleased)
2. Pictures Of me (Live) (unreleased)
3. Angeles (Live) (unreleased)
4. Some Song (Live) (unreleased)
5. Rose Parade (Live) (unreleased)
6. New Monkey (keys) (unreleased)
7. I Don’t Think I’m Ever Gonna Figure It Out (remixed/remastered)
8. I Figured You Out (unreleased)
9. Bottle Up And Explode (Alternate Version) (unreleased)

 

 

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan’s music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That’s not much to ask, is it?

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