Elliott Smith: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition
To commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Elliott Smith, Kill Rock Stars is releasing a special deluxe package, which includes a new remastering of the original record; a coffee table book of rare and previously unseen photographs by JJ Gonson with handwritten lyrics, and reminiscences from Smith’s friends and colleagues; and a bonus disc documenting the earliest known recording of Smith performing as a solo act. The set is a revelatory look at an under-appreciated work by an artist whose influence continues to expand seventeen years after his death.
Release date: August 28th, 2020
Elliott Smith Covers Project
Leading up to the reissue's release Kill Rock Stars will be working with a handful of artists to release covers of Smith’s songs from this album. Artists confirmed for the project thus far include Bonny Light Horseman – the new project of Anais Mitchell (Hadestown), Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats) and Josh Kaufman (Muzz, Bob Weir, Josh Ritter), Marisa Anderson, MAITA, Prateek Kuhad and Califone, with more to be announced as we get confirmation. To start things off, Califone is releasing an Amazon Original cover of “Needle In The Hay,” which is available today only on Amazon Music.