Over the course of the past month, Kill Rock Stars has been releasing alternate takes of some of Elliott Smith’s most iconic songs from his 1997 album Either/Or.
So far the label has offered up new versions “Alameda,” “Punch and Judy” and “Angeles.”
Now, they’ve released an alternate take of another of Either/Or’s classic tracks, “The Ballad of Big Nothing,” which you can listen to below.
It all comes in celebration of what would have been Smith’s 43rd birthday on Aug. 6. In addition to releasing the alternate takes, Kill Rock Stars is offering “The Indie Years,” which consists of Smith’s entire discography on the label bundled into one discounted release. Visit Kill Rock Stars for more info.
“The Ballad of Big Nothing” (Alternate Version)