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On October 18, 2004.

On October 18, 2004, “Anti” label released “From a Basement on the Hill”, the sixth and final Elliott Smith studio album. It was recorded 2000 – 2003, and was produced by Elliott Smith, Rob Schnapf and Joanna Bolme.

Personnel:

  • Elliott Smith – various instruments, recording, front cover handwriting
  • Sam Coomes – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Steven Drozd – drums
  • Aaron Embry – keyboards
  • Scott McPherson – drums
  • Fritz Michaud – drums
  • Aaron Sperske – drums
  • Nelson Gary – poetry reading
  • Joanna Bolme – mixing
  • Rob Schnapf – mixing
  • Scott Wiley – engineering assistance
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Autumn DeWilde – sleeve typography

Track listing:

All tracks by Elliott Smith, except where noted.

  1. Coast to Coast
  2. Let’s get Lost
  3. Pretty (Ugly Before)
  4. Don’t Go Down
  5. Strung Out Again
  6. A Fond Farewell
  7. King’s Crossing
  8. Ostrich & Chirping – David McConnell
  9. Twilight
  10. A Passing Feeling
  11. The Last Hour
  12. Shooting Star
  13. Memory Lane
  14. Little One
  15. A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free

On April 18, 2000.

Elliott Smith - Figure_8

On April 18, 2000, “DreamWorks” label released “Figure 8”, the fifth Elliott Smith studio album. It was recorded 1999 – 2000, at “Sunset Sound”, “Capitol Studios”, “Sonora Studios” and “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by  Elliott Smith, Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf. This is the final album Smith completed before his death.

Personnel:

  • Elliott Smith – guitar, vocals, piano, bass, drums, organ,chamberlin, percussion, string arrangement, production
  • Sam Coomes– bass guitar
  • Pete Thomas– drums
  • Joey Waronker– drums
  • Jon Brion– backing vocals
  • Suzie Katayama – string conduction and orchestration
  • Matt Dunkley – string conduction and orchestration
  • Don C. Tyler – mastering
  • Paul Hicks – engineering assistance (Abbey Road Studios)
  • Charlie Paakkari – engineering assistance (Capitol Studios)
  • Dann Thompson – engineering assistance (Capitol Studios)
  • Jimmy Hoyson – engineering assistance (Capitol Studios)
  • Steve Genewick – engineering assistance (Capitol Studios)
  • Richard Baron – engineering assistance (Sonora Studios)
  • Geoff Walcha – engineering assistance (Sunset Sound Recorders)
  • Monique Mizrahi – engineering assistance (Sunset Sound Recorders)
  • Autumn DeWilde – sleeve art direction, design and photography
  • Dale Smith – sleeve art direction and design

Track listing:

All tracks by Elliott Smith.

  1. Son of Sam
  2. Somebody That I Used to Know
  3. Junk Bond Trader
  4. Everything Reminds Me of Her
  5. Everything Means Nothing to Me
  6. A.
  7. In the Lost and Found (Honky Bach)”/”The Roost
  8. Stupidity Tries
  9. Easy Way Out
  10. Wouldn’t Mama Be Proud
  11. Color Bars
  12. Happiness/The Gondola Man
  13. Pretty Mary K
  14. I Better Be Quiet Now
  15. Can’t Make a Sound
  16. Bye