New Elliott Smith Podcast Feat. The Flaming Lips, Gus Van Zant + more + 3/10 Either/Or: Expanded Edition Release

The Guestlist & Kill Rock Stars Present
Say Yes: An Elliott Smith Podcast

First Episode Premieres Today Feat. Kevin Devine, Sadie Dupuis, and Jessica Lea Mayfield

Either/Or: Expanded Edition Out March 10

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Elliott Smith’s seminal album Either/Or, and the upcoming release of Either/Or: Expanded EditionThe Guestlist and Kill Rock Starshave partnered to create Say Yes: An Elliott Smith Podcast. The six episode miniseries will feature stories from folks who knew Elliott, memories from artists he influenced, and conversations about Either/Or — which might just be his most important release. New episodes of Say Yes will premiere each Friday leading up to and including the release date for Either/Or: Expanded Edition on March 10, 2017. Listen to the first episode of Say Yes here, read about it via Pitchfork and pre-order Either/Or: Expanded Edition here.

In the series, Gus Van Sant talks about using Elliott's music in "Good Will Hunting," Ben Gibbard laments never meeting him, college friends discuss his transformation from "Steve" to "Elliott," Sadie Dupuis reveals how his music provided the backdrop for a very intimate moment, and Anderson Cooper asks if Elliott Smith is any good. The answer is yes, by the way.

Confirmed Guests:
Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie/The Postal Service)
Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes)
Gus Van Sant
Anderson Cooper
Matthew Caws (Nada Surf)
The Flaming Lips
Kevin Devine
Lance Bangs
Adam Turla (Murder by Death)
Jessica Lea Mayfield
Jack Dishel (Moldy Peaches/Only Son)
Coco Hames (The Ettes)
Jayson Greene (Pitchfork Media)
Jesca Hoop
Margaret Glaspy
Open Mike Eagle
Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz/Sad13)
Larry Crane
Portia Sabin
Jack Black
Regina Spektor
David Bazan
Slim Moon
Jason Woodbury (Aquarium Drunkard)

Either/Or: Expanded Edition features the original tracks carefully remastered from original tapes under the supervision of Larry Crane.  The second disc features five live multi-track recordings from the Yo Yo A Go Go Festival in Olympia WA in 1997, as well as three previously unreleased studio recordings and one b-side gem.  The double LP is packaged in a gatefold jacket that includes an insert of the original liner notes, a postcard of the original master tapes, and several never-before seen photos. This gorgeous collection is an essential listen for longtime fans and newcomers alike.

Either/Or: Expanded Edition Track List:
1. Speed Trials (remastered)
2. Alameda (remastered)
3. Ballad of Big Nothing (remastered)
4. Between the Bars (remastered)
5. Pictures of Me (remastered)
6. No Name No. 5 (remastered)
7. Rose Parade (remastered)
8. Punch and Judy (remastered)
9. Angeles (remastered)
10. Cupid's Trick (remastered)
11. 2:45 AM (remastered)
12. Say Yes (remastered)
13. My New Freedom (Live) (unreleased)
14. Pictures Of me (Live) (unreleased)
15. Angeles (Live) (unreleased)
16. Some Song (Live) (unreleased)
17. Rose Parade (Live) (unreleased)
18. New Monkey (keys) (unreleased)
19. I Don’t Think I’m Ever Gonna Figure It Out (remixed/remastered)
20. I Figured You Out (unreleased)
21. Bottle Up And Explode (Alternate Version) (unreleased)

Say Yes: An Elliott Smith Podcast Links:
Louisville Public Media
Elliott Smith - Either/Or: Expanded Edition Links: