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Stunning "lost" recordings,
This review is from: New Moon (Audio CD)
It's a quite remarkable suprise to find such brilliant "new" music from a man who died in 2003, but such was Smith's songwriting ability that he could release a series of brilliant records and find no room for gems such as these. And that's even before getting to his later unreleased works, some of which have been leaked over the internet, and which will hopefully also receive a proper release at some stage.
The previous reviewer said most of what needs saying with "Such is the genius of the troubled troubadour, that even the songs deemed unworthy of being included on an album, are infinitely better than some artists' entire canon."
Songs like New Monkey and Going Nowhere are some of the best songs Smith wrote in the 1990s. There is hardly a duff track among the 24, and it stands on its own as a great Elliott Smith album. Moving, fragile, and beautiful. A gift from the Gods...