To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the late, lamented Elliott Smith’s bestselling and greatly beloved album Either/Or, Kill Rock Stars have announced the double album, Either/Or: Expanded Edition.
Either/Or: Expanded Edition features the original tracks carefully remastered from original tapes under the supervision of Larry Crane, the owner of Jackpot! Studios and archivist of the estate of Elliott Smith.
The second disc features 5 live multitrack recordings from the Yo Yo A Go Go Festival in Olympia, WA in 1997, as well as three previously unreleased studio recordings and one b-side. The double album is packaged in a gatefold jacket that includes an insert of the original liner notes, a postcard of the original master tapes, and several never before seen photos.
To whet our appetites for the album, Kill Rock Stars have shared the previously unreleased track "I Figured You Out". "I Figured You Out" was recorded as a demo for Mary Lou Lord, who later recorded a version (produced, performed, recorded, and mixed by Elliott Smith) for her Martian Saints EP. Neil Gust plays doubled drums. "I Figured You Out"was recorded by Elliott Smith at Heatmiser House in 1995. The track was mixed by Larry Crane in May 2010, at Jackpot! Recording Studio.
Either/Or: Expanded Edition is out 10th March 2017 on Kill Rock Stars.