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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

New Moon

The wait is over. You can take "Either/Or" out of your cd player in hopes that a hidden track will find is burried beneath the surface. Ever since Elliot Smith's death in 2003, fans have been morning the loss of the legend while looking for material not released. For a while has been servicing fans with rare demos (until earlier this month when the RIAA stepped in) and has been with concert audio. For the first time since 2004's "From a Basement on a Hill," a new Smith album is being released.

Kill Rock Stars will release the double disc, titled "New Moon," on May 8th. The album contains 24 songs recorded by Smith between 1994 and 1997, a time period in which Smith could have probably recorded an album per day. Most of the proceeds from the album will go directly to Outside In , a Portland-based organization dedicated to providing services for homeless youth and low-income adults.

Rest assured, this album will be awesome. Many live versions of the songs have long be running around, but of the 24 tracks, only 3 have been actualy released. "Whatever (Folk Song in C)," which appears on the album in demo form has long been my favorite Smith song and although I have heard a good portion of the other live versions, I'm really excited to hear more polished versions.


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