Elliott Smith

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Chronicle Books, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 223 pages
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Elliott Smith's intensely intimate music and open-hearted, Beatlesque pop songs have left a deep mark on a generation of fans and musicians in the wake of his tragic death in 2003. In Autumn de Wilde's remarkable photographs and conversations with close friends, family, and musicians he inspired, this is the first and only portrait of the beloved and troubled singer/songwriter by those who knew him well. Complementing de Wilde's riveting, personal images are ephemera, handwritten lyrics, and revealing talks with Smith's inner circle, many speaking here for the first time. Also included are a foreword by Beck Hansen and Chris Walla, and a live CD of unreleased solo acoustic performances.
 

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Contents

Section 1
49
Section 2
50
Section 3
53
Section 4
55
Section 5
59
Section 6
64
Section 7
66
Section 8
71
Section 14
145
Section 15
152
Section 16
156
Section 17
158
Section 18
172
Section 19
173
Section 20
174
Section 21
194

Section 9
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Section 10
100
Section 11
129
Section 12
132
Section 13
136
Section 22
195
Section 23
209
Section 24
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Section 25
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About the author (2007)

Autumn de Wilde directed Elliott's video for "Son of Sam" and created the packaging for his album Figure 8; the cover image of him in front of a wall in L.A. led to the site becoming a spontaneous memorial for the singer after his death. She has also worked with Spoon, Death Cab for Cutie, the Raconteurs, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jenny Lewis, Fiona Apple, and others. She lives in Los Angeles.

Beck Hansen has collaborated with de Wilde for many years, most recently on photographs and videos for his album The Information.

Chris Walla is a guitarist for the band Death Cab for Cutie and has worked as a producer with numerous bands.

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