LISTEN: Elliott Smith ‘Alameda’ (Alternate Version)
To commemorate what would have been ELLIOTT SMITH’s forty-third birthday (on August 6th), his former label Kill Rock Stars is putting out a bunch of alternate versions of tracks he recorded while signed with them, after last year releasing the Best Of compilation, An Introduction To…
The first song we’re hearing is ‘Alameda’, originally off Smith’s third album Either/ Or. If you find the whole concept of posthumous a bit distasteful, there’s little on this version to interest you other than some different chorus lyrics and fuller production.
However, if you’re the kind of fan that has to have everything ever recorded by the genius that was Elliott Smith, you can listen to and buy the track on Bandcamp here
Words by Madeleine Laing