Elliott Smith ‎– From A Basement On The Hill

Genre:
Style:
Year:

Tracklist

Coast To Coast 5:33
Let's Get Lost 2:27
Pretty (Ugly Before) 4:45
Don't Go Down 4:34
Strung Out Again 3:12
A Fond Farewell 3:58
King's Crossing 4:58
Ostrich & Chirping 0:34
Twilight 4:49
A Passing Feeling 3:32
The Last Hour 3:27
Shooting Star 6:01
Memory Lane 2:30
Little One 3:14
A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free 4:42

Versions (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
86741-2 Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill(CD, Album, Dig) Anti- 86741-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
WIGLP147 Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill(2xLP, Album) Domino WIGLP147 UK 2004 Sell This Version
86741-1 Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill(2xLP, Album) Anti- 86741-1 US 2004 Sell This Version
PMCD 3004 Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill(CD, Album) Pastel Music PMCD 3004 South Korea 2004 Sell This Version
602547529596 Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill(CD, Album, Dig) Universal Music 602547529596 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
WIGCD147 Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill(CD, Album, Dig) Domino WIGCD147 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
WIGCD147 Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill(CD, Album, Dig) Domino WIGCD147 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
wigcd147p Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill(CD, Album, Promo) Domino, Domino wigcd147p UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill(CDr, Album, Promo) Domino none UK 2004 Sell This Version
KRS524 Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill(2xLP, Album, 180) Kill Rock Stars KRS524 US 2010 Sell This Version
KRS524 Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill(CD, Album) Kill Rock Stars KRS524 US 2010 Sell This Version

Recommendations

Reviews Show All 3 Reviews

Add Review

jbunnelle

jbunnelle

October 6, 2015
edited 10 months ago
referencing From A Basement On The Hill, CD, Album, Dig, 86741-2
"Coast to Coast" should have been the single. That song is mammoth. In fact, it desperately needs a Record Store Day 7" release, b/w "Shooting Star." Oh my. Would buy.
jacoboxsi

jacoboxsi

February 18, 2013
referencing From A Basement On The Hill, CD, Album, Dig, 86741-2
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.
jakestrange

jakestrange

November 7, 2010
referencing From A Basement On The Hill, 2xLP, Album, 86741-1
The Anti- versions are out of print. It was repressed in 2010 on the Kill Rock Stars label.