Elliott Smith discography

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Elliott Smith discography
A man performing live with an acoustic guitar. In front of him sits a microphone.
Elliott Smith performing in 2003.
Studio albums 6
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 2
Music videos 4
Singles 11
Contributions 23

The discography of Elliott Smith, an American singer-songwriter, consists of six studio albums, one live album, two compilation albums and eleven singles.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
BEL
[3]
FRA
[4]
IRL
[5]
NOR
[6]
SWE
[7]
UK
[8][9]
Roman Candle
Elliott Smith
  • Released: July 21, 1995
  • Labels: Kill Rock Stars (KRS 246), Domino (REWIG1)
  • Formats: CD, LP
Either/Or
  • Released: February 25, 1997
  • Labels: Kill Rock Stars (KRS 269), Domino (WIG 51)
  • Formats: CD, LP
XO
  • Released: August 25, 1998
  • Label: DreamWorks (DRD 50048)
  • Formats: CD, LP
104 46 41 123
Figure 8
  • Released: April 18, 2000
  • Label: DreamWorks (450 225)
  • Formats: CD, 2xLP
99 45 45 59 29 44 37
Posthumous studio albums
From a Basement on the Hill
  • Released: October 19, 2004
  • Labels: ANTI- (86741), Domino (WIG147), Kill Rock Stars (KRS524)
  • Formats: CD, 2xLP
19 50 47 45 11 37 52 41
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums
Title Album details
Elliott Smith: Live at Largo[A]
  • Released: October 25, 2004
  • Label: Chronicle (9780811857994)
  • Format: CD

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
BEL
[3]
FRA
[4]
IRL
[5]
SWE
[7]
UK
[8]
New Moon
  • Released: May 8, 2007
  • Labels: Kill Rock Stars (KRS 455), Domino (WIG198)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
24 28 81 22 48 39
An Introduction to... Elliott Smith
  • Released: November 2, 2010
  • Labels: Kill Rock Stars (KRS541), Domino (WIG265)
  • Formts: CD, 2xLP, digital download
Heaven Adores You (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Note: Elliott Smith never charted on the Billboard Hot 100.

Retail singles[edit]

List of retail singles, with chart positions
Year Single Peak chart positions Album
FRA
[4]
UK
[8][9]
1995 "Needle in the Hay" Elliott Smith
1996 "Division Day"[B] Non-album single.
"Speed Trials" Either/Or
1998 "Ballad of Big Nothing" 83 182
"Waltz #2 (XO)" 52 XO
1999 "Baby Britain" 55
"Happiness" Figure 8
2000 "Son of Sam" 55
2003 "Pretty (Ugly Before)"[C] 85 From a Basement on the Hill
2013 "Alternate Versions from Either/Or" 7" Either/Or.
2014 "Between the Bars" 132

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles
Year Single Album
1999 "Miss Misery" Non-album single.

Split singles[edit]

List of split singles, with other artists
Year Single Other artist
1994 "Shytown"/"No Confidence Man" Pete Krebs

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, with directors
Year Title Director Reference
1995 "Coming Up Roses" Ross Harris [10]
1997 "Miss Misery" [11]
1998 "Baby Britain" Steve Hanft [12]
2000 "Son of Sam" Autumn de Wilde [11]

Contributions[edit]

List of contributions to other artists, with notes
Year Song(s) Album Artist Notes Reference
1995 "Suit of Running Water" Nope Ain't Performed tremolo guitar. [13]
1996 "Madding"
"For No One Else"
Strand The Spinanes Sang backing vocals. [14]
"I Figured You Out" Martian Saints! Mary Lou Lord Engineered and mixed. [15]
"Rougher" Infinity Plus Lois Performed guitar and sang backing vocals. [16]
"Birthday Boy" Jabberjaw Compilation, Vol. 2: Pure Sweet Hell Various artists (Mary Lou Lord) Performed guitar and produced. [17]
1997 "Tom Waits and the Attack of the Crab Monster" Western Electric Pete Krebs Performed drums, organ and keyboards, co-wrote and engineered. [18]
1998 "Shake Sugaree" Got No Shadow Mary Lou Lord Performed guitar. [19]
N/A Killer of Friendships Jr. High Producer. [20]
N/A Featuring "Birds" Quasi [21]
"Killer"
"Parked Car Homestead"
The Trackhouse, the Valley, and the Liquor-Store Drive-Thru Birddog Produced both songs, performed bass and drums on "Killer. " [22]
1999 "All the Same"
"Empty Words"
"Under a Cloud"
Field Studies Quasi Performed bass guitar. [23]
"Critical Mass"
"So Long"
No Memory No.2 Sang backing vocals and mixed. [24]
"They Wave" Horse Tricks Mark De Gli Antoni Performed piano and sang vocals. [25]
2000 "The Loneliest of Faces"[D] Down in Fall The Minders Performed guitar. [26]
2001 "Third and South" A Sweet and Bitter Fancy Birddog Performed bass, piano and drums. [27]
"Hell Below/Stars Above" Hell Below/Stars Above Toadies Performed piano. [28]
"Fine to See You"
"Skills Like This"
"How's My Drinking?"
Isolation Drills Guided by Voices Performed piano. [29]
2002 "Summertime" Blue Swan Orchestra Goldenboy Sang backing vocals. [30]
2003 "Tore Up & Broke" Plastic Fang Blues Explosion
Posthumous contribution appearances
2005 "Meet Me in the City" Sunday Nights: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough Various artists (Blues Explosion) Performed guitar and engineered. [31]
2008 "Dream Flowers" Magic Monsters April March and Steve Hanft Performed piano and drums. [32]
2011 "Who's Behind the Door?" Live From Nowhere Near You Vol. 2: Pacific Northwest Various artists (No.2) Performed guitar and keyboards, sang backing vocals and produced. [33]
"N/A" denotes contributions on all songs.

Soundtrack inclusions[edit]

  • Lucky Three (1997) – "Baby Britain" (instrumental), "Between the Bars" (live), "Thirteen" (live Big Star cover), "Angeles" (live)
  • The Maker (1997) - "Ballad of Big Nothing", "Cupid's Trick"
  • Good Will Hunting (1997) – "Miss Misery", "Between the Bars" (orchestral version), "No Name #3", "Angeles", "Say Yes"
  • Hurricane Streets (1997) – "Say Yes"
  • Strange Parallel (1998) – Various studio and live versions of Smith's songs, features his covers of George Harrison's "Isn't It a Pity" and Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Prelude Op3 #2 in C Sharp Minor", and a dub cover of "Waltz #2 (XO)" performed by Future Pigeon
  • American Beauty (1999) – "Because" (Beatles cover)
  • Opposite Sex (2000) – (Season 1, Episode 1: "Pilot") – "Say Yes"
  • Opposite Sex (2000) – (Season 1, Episode 2: "The Virgin Episode") – "The Biggest Lie"
  • Keeping the Faith (2000) – "Pitseleh"
  • Antitrust (2001) – "Son of Sam"
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) – "Needle in the Hay"
  • Southlander (2001) – "Splitsville", "Snowbunny's Serenade" (an alternate version of "Bye" from Figure 8)
  • Ora o mai più (Now or Never) (2003) – "Say Yes"
  • One Tree Hill (2003) – (Season 1, Episode 7: "Life in a Glass House") – "Say Yes"
  • Thumbsucker (2005) – "Let's Get Lost", "Trouble" (Cat Stevens cover), "Thirteen" (Big Star cover, originally in Lucky Three)
  • The Girl Next Door (2004) – "Angeles"
  • The O.C. (2005) - (Season 2, Episode 7: "Family Ties") - "Twilight"
  • The O.C. (2005) - (Season 2, Episode 10: "The Accomplice") - "Pretty (Ugly Before)"
  • Cold Case (2005) - (Season 2, Episode 16: "Revenge") - "Waltz #2 (XO)"
  • One Tree Hill (2006) - (Season 3, Episode 22: "The Show Must Go On") - "Say Yes"
  • CSI: NY (2006) - (Season 2, Episode 24: "Charge of This Post") - "Angeles"
  • Criminal Minds (2006) - (Season 2, Episode 5: "The Aftermath") - "Clementine"
  • Shminiya, Ha- (2006) – (Season 2, Episode 8: "Matisse's Moroccans") – "Pretty Mary K"
  • Die Österreichische Methode (2006) - "Tomorrow Tomorrow"
  • Georgia Rule (2007) – "I Don't Think I'm Ever Gonna Figure It Out"
  • Heroes (2007) – (Season 1, Episode 23: "How to Stop an Exploding Man") - "The Last Hour"
  • Gossip Girl (2007) – (Season 1, Episode 7: "Victor/Victrola") – "Whatever (Folk Song in C)"
  • The Go-Getter (2007) – "Coast to Coast"
  • Paranoid Park (2007) – "Angeles", "The White Lady Loves You More"
  • Life (2008) – (Season 2, Episode 16: "Crushed") – "Pretty (Ugly Before)"
  • Skins (2008) - (Season 2, Episode 10: "Everyone") – "Between the Bars"
  • Guitar Hero 5 (2009) – "L.A."
  • Up in the Air (2009) – "Angel in the Snow"
  • American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009) – "Say Yes"
  • Fresh Meat (2011) (Series 1: Episode 1) - "Waltz #2"
  • True Blood (2012) - (Season 5, Episode 8: "Somebody That I Used to Know") - "Somebody That I Used to Know"
  • Stuck in Love (2012) – "Between the Bars"
  • Love, Rosie (2014) – "Son of Sam"
  • Rick and Morty (2015) - (Season 2, Episode 7: "Big Trouble In Little Sanchez") - "Between the Bars"

Compilation inclusions[edit]

  • A Slice of Lemon (1995) – "Big Decision"
  • American Pie, Vol. 2: I Can't Hear You (Again) (1996) – "Roman Candle"
  • Some Songs: From the Kill Rock Stars Singles (1997) – "Some Song"
  • To All the URLs I've Loved Before (1997) – "Some (Rock) Song"
  • CMJ New Music Monthly, Vol. 44 (1997) – "Rose Parade"
  • CMJ New Music Monthly, Vol. 61 (1998) – "Waltz #2 (XO)"
  • Air Check (1998) – "See You Later" (Heatmiser cover)
  • Howlin' Kitty promo (1998) – "Independence Day"
  • Wicked Good sampler (1998) – "Waltz #2"
  • Habits of the Heart (1998) – "Sweet Adeline"
  • YoYo a Go Go '97: Another Live Compilation (1998) – "Rose Parade" (live)
  • American Eagle Outfitters: The Blue Album, Vol. 2 (1998) – "Waltz #2 (XO)"
  • A Little on the CD Side, Vol. 31 (1998) – "Waltz #2 (XO)"
  • Network 40: CD Tuneup 109 (1998) - "Miss Misery"
  • 8 trax plus 2 promo (1999) – "Baby Britain"
  • NME Annual Probe, Vol. 2 (1999) – "Pictures of Me"
  • WBCN 3:16 (1999) – "Baby Britain"
  • Drinking From Puddles: A Radio History (1999) – "Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands" (live at KBVR)
  • Back to School domestic sampler promo (1999) – "Our Thing"
  • DreamWorks Fall sampler promo (2000) – "A Living Will"
  • Sweet & Pungent Dreamworks sampler (2000) – "Son of Sam"
  • Cavity Search Records Audio Resume (2000) – "Condor Ave. "
  • WXPN 88.5 FM New Names New Music (2000) – "Son of Sam"
  • FMQB MQB Modern Rock on the Dial: An FMQB CD Sampler March 2000 Promo (2000) – "Son of Sam"
  • TapeOp: A Compact Disc of Creative Music Recordings (2000) – "Waltz #1" (demo)
  • the deep end (2000) – "Happiness" (edit)
  • Yeti: Volume I (2000) – "Angel in the Snow"
  • Filthy Festival Fun: A Polydor New Release Sampler (2000) – "Wouldn't Mama Be Proud?"
  • Open All Night: In the City (2001) – "Miss Misery"
  • The Amos House Collection, Volume II (2002) – "Bottle Up and Explode!" (early version)
  • Worlds of Possibility: Domino's 10th Anniversary (2003) – "Speed Trials"
  • Music Inspired by Bumbershoot (2003) – "Pretty (Ugly Before)"
  • Magnet New Music Sampler, Vol. 35 (2004) – "Twilight"
  • Declaration of Independence (2004) – "Ballad of Big Nothing"
  • Future Soundtrack for America (2004) – "A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free"
  • Paste Magazine (Issue 12) (2004) – "Memory Lane"
  • All Tomorrow's Parties v3.1 (2005) – "Pictures of Me"
  • Triple J Hottest 100 v12 (2005) – "Memory Lane"
  • Suicide Squeeze: Slaying Since 1996 (2006) – "Division Day"
  • Rough Trade Shops: Singer Songwriter (2006) – "Needle in the Hay"
  • Kill Rock Stars Best Sampler Ever (2010) – "Angeles"
  • Live from Nowhere Near You, Vol. 2 (2011) – "The Real Estate"

Filmography[edit]

List of appearances in films and documentaries, with role
Year Film Role
1997 Lucky Three: An Elliott Smith Portrait Himself
The Lonesome Crowded West
1998 Strange Parallel
2001 Southlander Bus driver
Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson short film Basketball player
2014 Heaven Adores You Himself

Unreleased material[edit]

Unreleased tracks, demos, and covers have circulated over the Internet. The posthumous collection From a Basement on a Hill II attracted the attention of the media when it was first leaked online.[34] Other leaks include the Grand Mal collection, which is updated yearly and, as of the latest edition, contains 131 tracks spread over eight discs, and the two-disc Basement Demos collection, which contains some of the same tracks as From a Basement on a Hill II along with a significant amount of additional unreleased material. Many of these leaks have taken place near the anniversary of Smith's death.[35]

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ Released alongside copies of Elliott Smith by Autumn de Wilde.
  • B ^ Re-released on November 1, 2010 to promote An Introduction to... Elliott Smith.
  • C ^ Re-released on December 6, 2004 as the lead single from From a Basement on the Hill.
  • D ^ Credited as "Leicester Myth" in the album's liner notes.

References[edit]

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  9. ^ a b "DJ S – The System of Life". zobbel.de. Chart Log UK. Archived from the original on March 22, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  10. ^ ""Coming Up Roses" by Elliott Smith | Music Video". VH1. Retrieved July 27, 2012. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ a b "sweet adeline | video". sweetadeline.net. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  12. ^ ""Baby Britain" by Elliott Smith | Music Video". VH1. Retrieved July 27, 2012. [permanent dead link]
  13. ^ Nope (CD). Ain't. Hunters Moon. 1995. HM 1218. 
  14. ^ Strand – The Spinanes: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  15. ^ Martian Saints [EP] – Mary Lou Lord: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  16. ^ Infinity Plus – Lois: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  17. ^ Jabberjaw Compilation, Vol. 2: Pure Sweet Hell – Various Artists: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  18. ^ Western Electric – Pete Krebs: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  19. ^ Got No Shadow – Mary Lou Lord: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  20. ^ Killer of Friendships – Jr. High: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  21. ^ Featuring "Birds" – Quasi: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  22. ^ Trackhouse Valley the Liquor Store Drive-Thru – Birddog: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  23. ^ Field Studies – Quasi: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  24. ^ No Memory – No. 2: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  25. ^ Horse Tricks – Mark De Gli Antoni: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  26. ^ Down in Fall (CD). The Minders. spinART Records. 2000. SPART 86. 
  27. ^ A Sweet and Bitter Fancy – Birddog: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  28. ^ Hell Below/Stars Above – Toadies: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  29. ^ Isolation Drills – Guided by Voices: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  30. ^ Blue Swan Orchestra – Goldenboy: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  31. ^ Sunday Nights – The Songs of Junior Kimbrough: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  32. ^ Magic Monsters (CD). April March and Steve Hanft. Martyrs of Pop. 2008. MOP 002. 
  33. ^ Live From Nowhere Near You, Vol.2: Pacific Northwest – Various Artists: Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  34. ^ David Hyland (2005-10-18). "Review: Leaked Elliott Smith Songs Should Revive Interest". WCAU (NBC 10). Retrieved 2007-05-07. The leak caused enough of a ripple that articles about it have already appeared on MTV.com and the UK's New Music Express Web site. 
  35. ^ Gavin Paul Giovagnoli (2006-09-15). "Mysterious Elliott Smith Tracks Leak Once Again". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2007-05-07. Ever since Elliott Smith passed away almost three years ago, an anonymous leaker has been planting tracks (mostly From a Basement on a Hill demo sessions) on message boards close to the anniversary of his death. 

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