Watch a newly digitized Elliott Smith video: Coming Up Roses

Vimeo: Elliott Smith – “Coming Up Roses” (raw play back take)

This is wonderful. Ross Harris recently transferred the original 16mm negative from his 1995 video for Elliott Smith’s “Coming Up Roses” and this is the entire play back take. Harris says, “I was overcome with emotion watching the tenderness in which Elliott gently prompts Raul the back up singer when he is supposed to chime in with the harmony. The few moments that Elliott drops the music video facade and lets that shy smile his friends knew so well are precious to me.”

Look for a profile on Ross Harris and his work with Elliott Smith in an upcoming issue of Monster Children.

Via Sweet Adeline.

YouTube: Elliott Smith – “Coming Up Roses” (official video)

Directed by Ross Harris.

2 thoughts on “Watch a newly digitized Elliott Smith video: Coming Up Roses”

  1. I can’t help but think that (just like me) Elliott was enamored by the sound/trill of “roses” in Español; and this is why it was so important to prompt & feature Raul in this video. Perhaps it could have inspired the song? I would love to know. It would sound like Roses in Spanish.

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