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Listen to rare Elliott Smith classics as deluxe album reissues mark his 50th birthday

Elliott Smith 50 birthday
Two classic Elliott Smith albums have been reissued in expanded versions to mark what would have been the singer's 50th birthday. 'XO' and 'Figure 8' have had a total of 16 extra tracks added to the original tracklisting, including his Oscar-nominated song 'Miss Misery'. Smith would have been 50 yesterday (August 6). He died aged 34 in 2003. You can hear the...

50 years of Elliott Smith: the tender songwriter’s greatest tracks, as nominated by his close friends and fans

Elliott Smith
August 6, 2019, marks what would've been the late Elliott Smith’s 50th birthday. While the widely adored singer-songwriter has touched countless lives with his compelling musicianship and lyricism, the tragic circumstances of his death have left a sense of melancholy and mystery behind the musician. A podcast dedicated to keeping Smith’s legacy alive, My Favourite Elliott Smith Song, is hosting a celebration...

Watch Madonna cover Elliott Smith’s ‘Between The Bars’

Elliott Smith Madonna
Madonna has shared a self-shot video of a live cover of Elliott Smith's 'Between The Bars' - watch the clip below. The singer previously covered the late songwriter's classic 1997 song - which featured on Smith's third studio album 'Either/Or' - when she performed the track back in 2013 at a launch event for one of her short films. Taking...

Unreleased Elliott Smith track shared in aid of Planned Parenthood

An unreleased Elliott Smith track has been unveiled as part of a campaign in aid of Planned Parenthood, 14 years after the cult singer-songwriter's death in 2003. Artists including Foo Fighters, St Vincent, CHVRCHES and Bon Iver have already contributed to the compilation of 7-inch singles, alongside comedians Jenny Slate, Margaret Cho and Janeane Garofalo, who offered exclusive spoken word recordings to the project. On Facebook,...

Listen to unreleased Elliott Smith song ‘I Figured You Out’

An unreleased Elliott Smith track has been revealed. The cult singer-songwriter passed away in October 2003 and, come March 10, his 1997 album 'Either/Or' will be reissued for its 20th anniversary. The reissue will feature 'I Figured You Out', a rare song Smith recorded in 1995. Listen below via Soundcloud. 'I Figured You Out' was later recorded by Mary Lou Lord for...

Yuck, J.Mascis, Waxahatchee to feature on Elliott Smith tribute album

Sun Kil Moon, Amanda Palmer and Lou Barlow also set to feature

Early version of Elliott Smith’s ‘Coast To Coast’ revealed – listen

Unheard version of 'From A Basement On The Hill' song appears on soundtrack to new film 'Heaven Adores You'

A new Elliott Smith solo version of ‘Plainclothes Man’ has been revealed – listen

The mellow version is part of the soundtrack to Smith movie 'Heaven Adores You'

Jack Black remembers ‘fiasco’ when he forgot lyrics during disastrous Elliott Smith cover – watch

Actor/musician played a tribute to the late singer-songwriter in 2013