The best Elliott Smith songs reflect his ability to wring beauty out of life’s traumas. Even during his short lifetime, his prolific output still endures.
Larry Crane, producer, engineer and Elliott Smith’s official archivist, reflects on the singer-songwriter’s early recordings.
Former music photographer and close friend of Elliott Smith, JJ Gonson looks back on her time in the songwriter’s orbit, and on other artists she captured on camera.
The expanded collection includes a previously-unreleased early live recording, plus 52-pages of photos, handwritten lyrics, and memories of the artist.