Label: Universal - 602547529527 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Acoustic, Folk Rock, Indie Pop, Lo-Fi
Before he died inElliott Smith released five albums plus the posthumous From a Basement on the Hillbut he had dozens and dozens of songs recorded, either alone on a four track or with friends in various studio settings, that had never seen the light of day. Written and recorded between andthe 24 tracks on New Moon showcase Smith at his most instinctive and natural, when he uses hardly more than his double-tracked voice and his guitar.
Though some of the songs here, especially the earlier ones, can be quite simple, even raw at times, there's a sad, clean sweetness Big Decision - Elliott Smith - New Moon comes through despite the occasional bit of tape hiss, of tinny chords. In fact, much was done by the album's producers to maintain the integrity of Smith 's original tracks, remixing them only when absolutely necessary the only song that took vocal and instrumental elements from two different sessions is "New Disaster," and is clearly marked as such.
This means that New Moon embodies an unadulterated Smithsinging and playing songs how he wanted to, carefully layering his voice and adding the occasional harmony, the second guitar, the subtle drum tap -- and with little of the full-band sound he moved into after he left KRS and went to a major label -- but it doesn't mean that the pieces sound incomplete or unprofessional; almost all them could've been included on one of Smith 's albums, and in fact many of them were near to Big Decision - Elliott Smith - New Moon the cut.
There's a depth of emotion in New Moonmore than pure sadness, seen in his cover of Big Star 's "Thirteen," recorded live in DJ Rob Jones's basement and played back later on air, the near indignation of "Georgia, Georgia," the fast picking on "Almost Over.
Instead of that hauntingly sad refrain, that last plea, "Do you miss me, miss misery like you say you do? There's distant hope for redemption, for resolution here, something that was not present in the later version. In fact, that's the overall feeling that New Moon gives, a sense of opportunity, of Hold On - Nitzer Ebb - Showtime, of life within the bleak reality.
The album portrays a more stable Smith and promises something brilliant to come, full of words and chords that will touch thousands, alluding to the future and the past, but mostly, in its own quiet way, screaming to show off the immense talents of one man and his songs.
Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Big Decision - Elliott Smith - New Moon All Moods.
Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Introspection Reflection Feeling Blue Heartache. Track Listing - Disc 1. Angel in the Snow. Elliott Smith. Talking to Mary. High Times. New Monkey. Looking Over My Shoulder. Going Nowhere.
Riot Coming. All Cleaned Out. First Timer. Go By. Miss Misery. Track Listing - Disc 2. Georgia, Georgia. Big Decision. New Disaster. Seen How Things Are Hard. Fear City. Pretty Mary K.
Almost Over. See You Later. Half Right. Angel in the Keep On - Michael Nesmith - And The Hits Just Keep On Comin & Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash Elliott Smith.
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