Elliott Smith: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition
To commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Elliott Smith, Kill Rock Stars has released 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.
Elliott Smith Covers Project
When Kill Rock Stars started working on the 25th anniversary reissue of Elliott's self titled album, we were thinking about how it could be fun to bring his music back into people's lives in a way that was bigger than sharing the original recordings.
We decided to ask a handful of artists to cover his songs in whatever manner made the most sense to them, including Marisa Anderson, MAITA, Palehound, Shaylee, Portland Cello Project, Prateek Kuhad Califone and Bonny Light Horseman. More will be announced as we make our way through the rest of the album.