On April 6, 2010, Kill Rock Stars is reissuing Elliott Smith‘s debut album, Roman Candle, originally released in 1994 on Cavity Search. The album has been remastered by Larry Crane, who shared a recording studio with Smith, produced “Miss Misery,” and mastered New Moon in 2007.
Larry explains, “The intention that I had was to make the album more listenable. I felt that a lot of the guitar “squeaks” were jarring and very loud, and that many of the hard consonants and “S” sounds were jarring and scratchy sounding. I felt by reducing these noises that the music would become more inviting and the sound would serve the songs better. When I went to Roger Seibel’s SAE Mastering, he proceeded to equalize the tracks a small amount and to make the volume slightly louder. We never tried to make this CD as loud as current, over-limited trends, but just to match the volume of the rest of Elliott’s KRS catalog in a graceful way. Please note that none of this album is “remixed” from the master tapes – it is still composed of the mixes Elliott created himself.”
KRS also got the rights to From a Basement on the Hill, originally released in 2004 on Anti-. Not sure how they wrangled that deal, but now all of Elliott Smith’s indie releases will be on one label. To celebrate all of this news, KRS is giving away a previously unreleased song recorded at Jackpot Studio in 1997.
MP3: Elliott Smith – “Cecilia/Amanda” (previously unreleased)
Via sweet adeline.