Elliott Smith ‎– From A Basement On The Hill

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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 (12)

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
602547529633 Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill(LP, Album) Universal International Music B.V. 602547529633 Europe 2017 Sell This Version

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.Richard.

.Richard.

August 10, 2017
referencing From A Basement On The Hill, LP, Album, 602547529633

Very nice sounding reissue. All of these new recuts on this Back to Black label have been impressive so far. Just DON'T buy the Figure 8 and XO titles that use the Plain stampers.
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.