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Oct 21, 2003 Elliott dies at his home on Lemoyne Street in Echo Park.

From A Basement On The Hill
Release Date: October 18, 2004 in the UK and October 19, 2004 in the US

The sixth and final studio album featuring "Coast to Coast" and "Pretty (Ugly Before)."

Listen to the previously unreleased version of "Coast To Coast" off of the Heaven Adores You soundtrack below and see commentary on the song from friends of Elliott.

KEVIN MOYER: This is a very early and previously unreleased version of "Coast To Coast" which would later be posthumously released on the album From A Basement On The Hill.

LARRY CRANE: Another example of Elliott's recycling. A lot of the songs on FABOTH are built on older music he'd written. This older version feels like it could have ended up a Heatmiser track.

NICKOLAS ROSSI: I love this stripped down yet totally powerful version of this song and the title itself helped in suggesting the move from Portland to NYC, but there were also lyrics in here that I found helped tell the story of this cross country adventure too. "Feels wrong, not for long, still something to do... It's really easy, I'll just forget it too, coast to coast..."

KEVIN MOYER: Yeah this one starts off with similar lyrics to the released version, the lyrics are the same for about the first verse or so - he does change the lyric "If you can't help it then just leave it alone" to be "if you can't help me, leave me alone", although he goes back to the "it" version later in the song when he comes back and repeats the first verse. But other than that first verse or so, the rest of the words are almost completely different from the two versions. He mentions "Mary" whom appears in other songs too, and he sings "go home, go home"...

ROB SCHNAPF: I can't really speak on it specifically but I can say Elliott was always tinkering with the words. Looking for a more precise way to get a feeling across or a better combination that sounded cooler or sang better or whatever. I remember working on a song, one that never came out, that was fantastic and he ended up having a problem with a word. So I asked him what it was and he said he didn't like how "the" sounded in a particular line, I was like, man that doesn't count, it isn't even a word, it's an article...


From a Basement on the Hill

Released: 2003

2003 show highlights

September 19, 2003
Elliott's final concert
Redfest 2003
Salt Lake City, UT, US

June 8, 2003
Elliott Smith
The Knitting Factory - TriBeCa, New York, NY, US

June 7, 2003
Field Day Festival (US) 2003
Radiohead, Beck, Blur, Bright Eyes, My Morning Jacket, Beastie Boys, Underworld, and Spiritualized
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, US

January 31, 2003
Henry Fonda Theater - Los Angeles

Performance at Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, 2000

Janet Weiss's house in South East Portland off Hawthorne Blvd

Unknown Song (instrumental) was recorded in May 1994 at Janet Weiss's house in South East Portland off Hawthorne Blvd

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Elliott and Larry Crane open their recording studio Jackpot! in Portland early February 1997
2420 SE 50th Avenue, Portland 97206

Figure 8 Memorial outside Solutions Audio at 4334 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles

Sonora Records
3222 Los Feliz Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039

Elliott buys New Monkey Studios in the 1990s.
New Monkey Studio in Van Nuys, California

Santa Paula, California
"Plainclothes Man" music video directed by Ross Harris was shot entirely in Santa Paula, California

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Colonia, Oxnard
"Coming Up Roses" music video directed by Ross Harris was filmed in the Colonia District in Oxnard, California.

May 3, 1997
Elliott Smith
Stinkweeds, Phoenix, AZ, US

September 19, 2003
Redfest 2003
Pedro the Lion, Elliott Smith, and The Gunshy
Salt Lake City, UT, US

November 6, 2000
Elliott Smith
Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO, US

Steven Paul "Elliott Smith" is born August 6, 1969 at the Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska

March 15, 2000 - March 19, 2000
SXSW 2000
Cypress Hill, Patti Smith, At the Drive-In, Meat Puppets, Ugly Casanova, and Elliott Smith Austin, TX, US

October 20, 2000
Elliott Smith
Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA US

April 1, 1997
Elliott Smith
400 Bar, Minneapolis, MN, US

February 26, 2000
Elliott Smith
The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL, US

April 8, 1997
Elliott Smith
Sudsy Malone's, Cincinnati, OH, US

April 5, 1998
Elliott Smith
The Point, Atlanta, GA, US

May 10, 2000
Elliott Smith
Ritz Theater, Raleigh, NC US


April 17, 1998
Elliott Smith
Black Cat, Washington, DC, US


Elliott performs "Waltz #2" on Saturday Night Live, October 17, 1998
New York

MAR 31, 1997

Elliott Smith at First Avenue, Fargo, ND, USA


APR 10, 1999

Elliott Smith at The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS, USA


Apr 7, 1997

Elliott Smith at The Club Soda, Kalamazoo, MI, USA


NOV 2, 2000

Elliott Smith at Southgate House, Newport, KY, USA


MAR 19, 1999

Elliott Smith at Exit/In, Nashville, TN, USA


MAR 15, 1999

Elliott Smith at Sapphire Supper Club, Orlando, FL, USA


OCT 27, 2000

Elliott Smith at Recher Theatre, Towson, MD, USA