On August 25, 1998.

On August 25, 1998, “DreamWorks” label released “XO”, the fourth Elliot Smith studio album. It was recorded 1997 – 1998, at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Elliott Smith, Rob Schnapf and Tom Rothrock.

Personnel:

  • Elliott Smith– vocals, guitar, piano, bass guitar, drums, organ, mandolin, electric piano, melodica, percussion, string and horn arrangements, recording
  • Rob Schnapf– guitar, recording
  • Paul Pulvirenti – drums
  • Tom Rothrock– drum programming, recording
  • Joey Waronker– drums
  • Jon Brion– vibraphone, Chamberlin
  • Shelly Berg – string and horn arrangements
  • Tom Halm – string and horn arrangements
  • Bruce Eskovitz – bass and baritone saxophone, flute
  • James Atkinson – French horn
  • Roy Poper – trumpet
  • Farhad Behroozi – strings
  • Henry Ferber – strings
  • Jerrod Goodman – strings
  • Pamela DeAlmeida – strings
  • Peter Hatch – strings
  • Raymond Tischer II – strings
  • Russel Cantor – strings
  • Waldemar DeAlmeida – strings
  • Larry Crane – recording
  • Johnson and Wolverton – sleeve artwork
  • Eric Matthies – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Elliott Smith.

  1. Sweet Adeline
  2. Tomorrow Tomorrow
  3. Waltz #2 (XO)
  4. Baby Britain
  5. Pitseleh
  6. Independence Day
  7. Bled White
  8. Waltz #1
  9. Amity
  10. Oh Well, Okay
  11. Bottle Up and Explode
  12. A Question Mark
  13. Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands
  14. I Didn’t Understand

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