Elliott Smith - Unreleased alternate take of "Alameda" debuts on Pitchfork.
August 03, 2012
August 6 would have been Elliott Smith's 43rd birthday, and to mark the occassion, his former label Kill Rock Stars is sharing a series of rare, unreleased tracks. It starts with a version of "Alameda", recorded during the same sessions that yielded the album version featured on Smith's essential 1997 release Either/Or. This version contains alternate lyrics during the chorus. Kill Rock Stars will also reissue Either/Or and Smith's self-titled 1995 album on 180-gram vinyl this month, in honor of Smith's birthday.
On August 6, Kill Rock Stars will sell its 2010 Smith compilation An Introduction to... for $4.99 all day. You'll also receive "a present" from the label if you sign up for their mailing list that day.
Throughout August, Smith's entire Kill Rock Stars output will be available digitally for $49. And for the duration of 2012, any Kill Rock Stars mailorder purchase will be accompanied by a 10% off coupon for their Smith offerings.