Elliott Smith - Either/Or
Label: Kill Rock Stars – KRS 269
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, 180 gram
Comes with glossy lyrics/credits insert
Released: 25 Feb 1997
Style: Acoustic, Lo-Fi, Indie Rock
A1 Speed Trials 3:01
Mixed By – E. Smith, Joanna Bolme 3:43
A3 Ballad Of Big Nothing 2:48
A4 Between The Bars 2:21
A5 Pictures Of Me 3:46
A6 No Name No. 5 3:43
B1 Rose Parade 3:28
B2 Punch And Judy 2:25
B3 Angeles 2:56
B4 Cupid's Trick 3:04
B5 2:45 AM 3:18
B6 Say Yes 2:18
Recorded At – The Shop
Recorded At – Undercover Inc.
Recorded At – Laundry Rules
Mixed At – The Shop
Mixed At – Undercover Inc.
Mastered At – Precision Mastering
Layout – Neil Gust
Mastered By – Don
Mixed By – E. Smith (tracks: A6, B1, B5), Rob Schnapf (tracks: A1, A3 to A5, B2 to B4, B6), Tom Rothrock (tracks: A1, A3 to A5, B2 to B4, B6)
Photography By [Back Photo] – Joanna Bolme
Photography By [Front Photo] – Debbie Pastor
Written-By – Elliott Smith
Recorded at Joanna's house, my house, The Shop, Undercover Inc., Heatmiser house, and Laundry Rules. Mixed at The Shop and Undercover Inc. Mastered at Precision.
On Side B, in the matrix, the number 68082 is etched and scratched out.
Copyright 1997 Spent Bullets/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc.(BMI)
Blessed with the voice of a wispy angel, Elliott Smith creates sad little pop songs, which, like the work of Nick Drake (to whom he's been compared) threaten to disappear into the night air. Several of the tracks here were featured in Gus Van Zant's movie Good Will Hunting, and they're among the album's best (though "Miss Misery," nominated for an Academy Award is only available on the soundtrack album). "Angeles" and "Say Yes" are bittersweet laments that feature Smith's idiosyncratic guitar picking, which is well served by the album's decidedly low-fi production
Elliott Smith's music is so sincere and brutally honest that just him and his acoustic beat all those mainstream fishooks out there today. The acoustic fingerstyle does conjure up the ghost of Nick Drake. The album has great dual layered vocals on songs like Angeles and Between the Bars which are reminiscent of the best harmonies from Simon and Garfunkel. This truely is the work of a fine musician and will make a nice addition to your collection.
Elliott Smith - Speed Trials
Elliott Smith - Angeles
Elliott Smith - Between the Bars
Elliott Smith music is beautiful, tender with an unique sensibility. It is one of my secret refuges and helps me a lot when i am not so well.