Home   Vinyl   Audio   DVD    Blu-Ray   4K   3D   Accessories   T-Shirts   Sennheiser   Jam   Marley   Hi-Fi   Online Gift Vouchers   Contact 
shopping_basket (0)
search
 SMITH,ELLIOTT - FIGURE 8
Released:17/4/2000
Condition:New
  
SMITH,ELLIOTT - FIGURE 8

Price: €9.99
Format: Compact Disc
Availability: Immediate Dispatch

Add To Basket

Submit Review

On his first record since his Oscar nomination courtesy director Gus Van Zandt's use of his music in the film "Good Will Hunting", Elliott Smith returns with another album's worth of gorgeous misery. Like Nick Drake before him, Smith has the ability to conjure beautifully poignant pathos, wrapping it in an elaborately arranged package worthy of a George Martin or Brian Wilson. Working with Beck/Foo Fighters producer Rob Schnapf, Smith uses Abbey Road Studios for some of these sessions, dressing up his tortured lyrics with orchestral arrangements that avoid any hint of mawkishness.
Whether mourning a busted-up romance in "Everything Reminds Me Of Her", shying away from love on "In the Lost and Found (Honky Bach)", or burrowing into their own isolation with "Can't Make A Sound", Smith's angelic vocals and harmonies recall CSN before their creative metre ran out. Elsewhere, this talented singer-songwriter employs the Beatles-esque "LA" as a conduit for observations about his new hometown, while sweet indignation directed at corporate fat cats is the driving emotion behind "Wouldn't Mama Be Proud?"

Track Listings
Discs 1
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)LA
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'd Better Be Quiet Now
15)Can't Make A Sound
16)Bye

Categories
  • Rock/Pop

  •  Customers who bought this item also bought:
    100TH WINDOW
    €9.99
    Add To Cart
    ANTICS
    €12.99
    Add To Cart

     Recently Viewed in "Rock/Pop":
    GOTA FRIA
    €14.99
    Add To Cart
    FLOCK
    €16.99
    Add To Cart
    Add To Cart
    Add To Cart

    Sign-up to our newsletter
    Marketing Permissions:
    Tower Records Dublin will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:
    Email:
    You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at towerrecordsdublin@gmail.com. We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.
    GDPR

    We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. By clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

    Location and Opening Times For...
    Telephone
    003 531 671 3250