Elliott Smith - New Moon (2xLP)
Compiling 24 unreleased tracks, New Moon features a raw and virtually unmodified look at Elliott Smith’s early period as a solo artist. Recorded between 1994 and 1997, the songs on New Moon capture Smith on the crest of a creative wave, having been written around the time of his acclaimed self-titled LP and the seminal Either/Or. While often understated and sparse, the songs on New Moon and their accompanying liner notes present a version of Smith that is inherently hopeful and brimming with the possibilities of burgeoning success. A must-listen compilation for anyone seeking the complete picture of Smith’s creative life.