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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 18 september 2020 | Universal Music Group International

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 28 augustus 2020 | Universal Music Group International

Nothing can get in his way, not even death. A knife to the chest is how Steven Paul Smith aka Elliott Smith left us at the age of 34. The incident was concluded as a suicide without great conviction. But what all the world could agree on was his dazzling career which was firmly dubbed by the rock world as the exploits of a penniless genius who was caught in the wake of grunge which dominated the early 90s. After the post-punk explosion caused by his group Heatmiser, the still unknown icon from Portland very soon expressed his depression on the undisclosed solo album Roman Candle (1993) in which he touched upon the themes of predilection, abandon and disillusion. It was with this eponymous Elliott Smith that he started to experience tangible success, albeit moderate. The somewhat ironically named label Kill Rock Stars did well to promote him, putting Elliott’s face in the front window of record stores. Smith recorded the album once again from home. The sound of this new version was so intimate that one could have imagined his friend Tony Lash, on the sofa, fingers gliding and lips quietly whistling the array of folk ballads. From the opening Needle in the Hay to the closing The Biggest Lie passing through Satellite, he demonstrates the talents for writing melancholic songs with next to nothing. There are some rare touches of drums and a harmonica but all the rest is stripped of all excess. “I personally can’t get more dark than that”, he would later say on the matter, only to then say “I think I’m just about as happy as all the other people I know. Which is occasionally”. Following his worldwide recognition with the Oscar-nominated Miss Misery from Gus Van Sant’s Good Will Hunting then the excellent Either/Or. For Elliott Smith's 25th anniversary, Kill Rock Stars has published this new remastered version that benefits from tracks recovered by recording engineer and producer Larry Crane, who uncovered these tracks in the label's archives. But the highlight of this re-edition is the first live solo performance, recorded in Umbra Penumbra, a cafe in Portland on the 17th September 1994. A true gem of a record! © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz
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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 19 augustus 2020 | Universal Music Group International

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 19 augustus 2020 | Universal Music Group International

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Soul - Verschenen op 16 augustus 2019 | Universal Music Group International

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Pop - Verschenen op 2 maart 2018 | Universal Music Group International

Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 23 februari 2018 | Universal Music Group International

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 16 februari 2018 | Universal Music Group International

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Pop - Verschenen op 9 februari 2018 | Universal Music Group International

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Pop - Verschenen op 9 februari 2018 | Universal Music Group International

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Metal - Verschenen op 2 februari 2018 | Universal Music Group International

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Pop - Verschenen op 2 februari 2018 | Universal Music Group International

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Pop - Verschenen op 26 januari 2018 | Universal Music Group International

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 12 januari 2018 | Universal Music Group International

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Ambient / New Age / Easy Listening - Verschenen op 8 december 2017 | Universal Music Group International

Rock - Verschenen op 1 december 2017 | Universal Music Group International

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Soul - Verschenen op 1 december 2017 | Universal Music Group International

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Pop - Verschenen op 17 november 2017 | Universal Music Group International

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 17 november 2017 | Universal Music Group International

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 10 november 2017 | Universal Music Group International