Elliott Smith’s Roman Candle is easily one of my favorite albums of all time. So it is very exciting news to learn that Kill Rock Stars is reissuing and remastering Roman Candle on April 6, 2010. Roman Candle has been remastered for the re-release by Larry Crane, editor of Tape Op Magazine and archivist for Elliott’s family. Kill Rock Stars will also be reissuing Smith’s posthumously released From a Basement on the Hill. In honor of the reissues Kill Rock Stars has released a previously unreleased Smith cut, “Cecilia Amanda,” as a free download. Here is what they have to say about the track:
“To celebrate the addition of these amazing records we are giving away a free, previously unreleased song entitled “Cecilia/Amanda”. It was recorded at Jackpot! Recording Studio in 1997 by Larry Crane. An earlier version of this song was initially written and recorded by Elliott’s high school band, Stranger Than Fiction, and was known as “Time is Ours Now”. “Cecilia/Amanda” is a reworking of that song with almost completely different lyrics.”
Elliott Smith – Cecilia Amanda
Read more over at the Kill Rock Stars website.