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2.20.2007

elliott smith 

elliott's family and kill rock stars sent out a press release about the upcoming record and a previously unreleased photo of elliott to share:


On May 8, 2007, Kill Rock Stars will release a double CD of music by Elliott Smith entitled New Moon. The album contains 24 songs recorded 1994-1997, a prolific time in Smith's career, when he recorded his self-titled album and Either/Or (both also released by Kill Rock Stars).

Arguably the most gifted song-writer of his generation, Elliott Smith produced a large body of work that includes five solo albums, as well as From a Basement on the Hill (2004), a collection of songs completed before his death in 2003. Like his other work, New Moon reflects the power of Smith's ability to integrate rich, melodic music with poetic, multi-layered lyrics.

The final mixing for the double cd was done by Larry Crane, who is the archivist for the estate of Elliott Smith 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.

***Outside in is one of the organizations in pdx that hosts the program Street Yoga***

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