Fans of Elliott Smith may have resigned themselves to the fact that they’d never again hear new material from the mournful tunesmith after the posthumous release of 2004’s From a Basement on the Hill. But chin up! Kill Rock Stars has announced the release of New Moon, a two-disc collection of songs Smith recorded from 1995-1997, the same prolific writing/recording time during which he recorded his second and third albums, Elliott Smith and Either/Or. Both were released by Kill Rock Stars.
New Moon is set for release on CD and double LP on May 8th, 2007. A portion of proceeds from the album’s sales will go to Outside In, a Portland, Ore.-based group that provides services to homeless and low-income youth and young adults.
Smith died in Los Angeles on October 21st, 2003, of as-yet-undetermined causes.
New Moon’s complete tracklisting:
Angel In The Snow
Talking To Mary
Looking Over My Shoulder
All Cleaned Out
Miss Misery (early version)
Whatever (folk song in c)
Seen How Things Are Hard
Pretty Mary K (other version)
See You Later
SweetAdeline.net, the official Elliott Smith website
Kill Rock Stars’ official website
Outside In’s official website