Pretty (Ugly Before)

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"Pretty (Ugly Before)"
Pretty (Ugly Before) cover.jpg
Single by Elliott Smith
from the album From a Basement on the Hill
B-side ""A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free""
Released 2003
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Indie rock
Label Suicide Squeeze
Songwriter(s) Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith singles chronology
"Son of Sam"
(2000)
"Pretty (Ugly Before)"
(2003)

"Pretty (Ugly Before)" is a song by American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. It was released as a limited-edition 7" vinyl single in 2003 by record label Suicide Squeeze, Smith's final single released while alive. It was later re-released by Domino in 2004, and appeared on Smith's posthumous final album, From a Basement on the Hill.

Release[edit]

"Pretty (Ugly Before)" was released as a limited-edition 7" vinyl single in 2003 by record label Suicide Squeeze. The single did not chart in the United States.[1] It was re-released in 2004 by record label Domino, reaching number 85 in the UK Singles Chart,[2] and appeared on Smith's posthumous final album, From a Basement on the Hill. The single's B-side, "A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free", also appears on the album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Elliott Smith.

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Pretty (Ugly Before)" 4:40
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free" 3:06

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