Elliot Smith - Elliot Smith: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition [LP]
Format: 2 LP
Catalogue No.: 5392321
Release Date: 25th September 2020
The impact of Elliott Smith’s music holds no bounds. To commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of his self-titled second solo album, UMC is set to release the Elliott Smith: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition on Friday, 25th Sep. Smith’s joy and connection to the creative community in Portland, his home at the time, is beautifully documented by the photos and reminiscences in this new package. It includes a remastered Elliott Smith (1995) reissue and previously unreleased Live at Umbra Penumbra bonus disc of the earliest known recording of Smith performing as a solo act. These two records come encased within a 52-page coffee table book with handwritten lyrics & reminiscences as well as and two dozen previously unseen photographs from the era by JJ Gonson. For this release, producer/engineer Larry Crane, the official archivist for the Smith family, dug through files, reels, cassettes, and DAT tapes to find the closest sources to the original Elliott Smith first-generation mix downs and spent days to carefully transfer and clean up the audio from the Umbra Penumbra high-quality cassette provided by Casey Crynes. “There are fan-traded MP3s out there of this show, but when people hear what I was able to extract from this original tape, they’ll be shocked,” says Crane. Available on 2CD and 2 x 180gm LP.