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Elliott Smith - From A Basement On The Hill album flac Performer: Elliott Smith
Title: From A Basement On The Hill
Style: Pop Rock, Indie Rock
Released: 2004
Country: Europe
MP3 album: 1916 mb
FLAC album: 1268 mb
Rating: 4.4
Other formats: DXD XM MP1 WMA VOX MIDI MOD
Genre: Rock

Upon its release in 2004, almost exactly a year after Elliott Smith’s still mysterious death, many critics and fans considered From A Basement on the Hill a sort of suicide note. A 2004 article in Spin had this to say about the album’s sound: From the beginning, Smith intended his last album to be more musically fierce, more sonically twisted, and less lyrically abstract than anything he had done before. His inspiration was a record that he’d discovered when he was only five years old. He referred to From a Basement on the Hill as his ‘White Album,‘ David McConnell says

Elliott Smith has been a patron saint of the indie scene since his days helming Portland heroes Heatmiser. As a solo artist, his fondness for Beatlesque melody led to some of the most beautifully orchestrated pop of the last decade. This is his final recording, which found him returning to an edgier, guitar-driven sound, alongside his trademark heart-rending balladry. MUZE Notes: Elliott Smith's death in 2003 left a cavernous hole in the world of popular music. Conceived as an ambitious double album, FROM A BASEMENT ON THE HILL was ultimately narrowed down to 15 tracks by Smith's close friends, producer Rob Schnapf (Beck's MELLOW GOLD, Smith's X/O) and musician Joanna Bolme (the Minders, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks). The result is a heartbreaking collection of songs that plays like a retrospective of Smith's entire career.

Roman Candle is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. Pitchfork has described the album's style as "lo-fi folk". Roman Candle was recorded and released while Smith was still in Heatmiser. According to Benjamin Nugent's biography Elliott Smith and the Big Nothing, Smith recorded the album in the basement of the home of then-girlfriend and Heatmiser manager .

Elliott Smith completed the 15 songs on From A Basement On The Hill prior to his death in the Fall of 2003. From A Basement On The Hill was written, performed, produced and recorded by Elliott. He recorded these songs at New Monkey, Satellite Park, Audobahn Recording, Sunset Sound, Cherokee Recording, Fort Apache, Two Beers & Everybody Sings, Chateau Brion, and Elliott's homes in Portland and Los Angeles.

Redirected from Coast to Coast (song)). From a Basement on the Hill is the sixth and final studio album by the American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. Recorded between 2000 and 2003, it was released posthumously in the UK and Europe on Domino on October 18, 2004, and in the US the following day on October 19, 2004 through record label ANTI-.

For many fans, Elliott Smith’s greatest gift to the world was his sadness. He was thirty-four when he died on October 21st, 2003, from two stab wounds to the chest. But the more we learned about his death, the less we knew. Now, days before the one-year anniversary of his death, comes From a Basement on the Hill, the album he was still tinkering with when he died. It starts thick and hazy, with Coast to Coast slowly fading in; atop an elegant jumble of guitars, he sings, I’ve got no new act to amuse you/I’ve got no desire to use you. Like most of the fifteen songs here, this one hints at drugs and death, wasted nights and wasted lives.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Coast To Coast
Drums – Aaron Sperske, Steven Drodz*Voice [Poetry] – Nelson Gary
5:33
2 Let's Get Lost 2:27
3 Pretty (Ugly Before)
Bass, Backing Vocals – Sam CoomesDrums – Scott McPhersonKeyboards – Aaron Embry
4:45
4 Don't Go Down 4:34
5 Strung Out Again 3:12
6 A Fond Farewell 3:58
7 King's Crossing
Drums – Fritz Michaud
4:58
8 Ostrich & Chirping 0:34
9 Twilight 4:49
10 A Passing Feeling 3:32
11 The Last Hour 3:27
12 Shooting Star 6:01
13 Memory Lane 2:30
14 Little One 3:14
15 A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free 4:42

Credits

  • Design – Nick Pritchard
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Scott Wiley
  • Mastered By – Ted Jensen
  • Mixed By – Joanna Bolme, Rob Schnapf
  • Performer – Elliott Smith
  • Photography By [Booklet Photos] – Ashley Welch, Dominic DiSaia, Paul Heartfield
  • Photography By [Cover Photo] – Renaud Monfourny
  • Producer – Elliott Smith
  • Recorded By – Elliott Smith
  • Recorded By [Additional] – Andrew Beckman, Chris Chandler , David McConnell, Dee Robb, Fritz Michaud, Jon Brion, Matthew Ellard, Pete Magdaleno, Ryan Castle, Tom Biller, Valente Torres
  • Typography – Elliott Smith
  • Typography [Cut Out Type] – Autumn DeWilde
  • Written-By – Elliott Smith

Notes

Recorded at New Monkey, Satellite Park, Audobahn Recording, Sunset Sound, Cherokee Recording, Fort Apache, Two Beers & Everybody Sings, Chateau Brion, and Elliott's homes in Portland and Los Angeles.

Mixed at Sunset Sound Factory.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York.

Design for metrosea.com

Final production by Elliott's family and friends.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 045778674121
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 86741-2 04 DiscUSA
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L794
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2D4E
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 9/16/04 86741-2 06 DiscUSA
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L794
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2D4G

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
602547529596 Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Universal Music 602547529596 Europe 2004
WIGLP147 Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, RP) Domino WIGLP147 UK & Europe 2015
wigcd147p Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Domino, Domino wigcd147p UK 2004
WIGCD147 Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Domino WIGCD147 Europe 2004
none Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Domino none UK 2004


Comments: (2)
Daigami
From A Basement On The Hill was the final record (as well as a posthumurous release) by Elliott Smith and definitely one of the best works published under the name. With tracks like Pretty (Ugly Before), Twilight, and A Passing Feeling, we get a very "old-school" Elliott Smith sound; doubled up vocal tracks, wide ranged and complicated yet easy-on-the-ears guitar tracking, and a very minimal use of other instruments, yet with the opening track and a few others that follow, we're given a very large and often a harder approach being quite the opposite of Steven Paul's previous works. This album very blatantly represents a changing sound in Elliott Smith's music and a sort of re-inspiration that would've become a possible new direction for the group. With the unfortunate events in mind that came just two years later, the lyrics feel almost like a premonition to a dismal end as the album ends on a sort of "down-note", almost seeming incomplete. For anyone just getting into Elliott Smith, Chutes and Ladders (Live), Johnny Panic (Live), Stranger Than Fiction, or A Murder Of Crows or devout fans of Steven Paul, this record is a must own, a must listen, and a timeless studio album to be shared throughout generations.
Faulkree
Posthumorous? There's nothing funny about "posthumous." Otherwise, good review.