TheKeenGuy (Patrick C. Taylor)

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The Elliott Smith Tribute CD (2004) [MP3s for Download]

Artist Song Buy
Grant Buell  Between the Bars   buy on itunes
Joel Martin  Fond Farewell   buy on itunes
The Harmony Motel  Shooting Star   buy on itunes
Manu  Big Decision   buy on itunes
David Ragland  Clementine   buy on itunes
Christopher Bauer  Somebody's Baby (Twilight)   buy on itunes
Dylan Travis  Condor Ave.   buy on itunes
Waves  King's Crossing   buy on itunes
Tenlons Fort & Joe Cordi  True Love   buy on itunes
Nick Leger  Tomorrow Tomorrow   buy on itunes
Charlie Ramirez  Brand New Game   buy on itunes
Use Any Door  Let's Get Lost   buy on itunes
Chris Hallbeck  Christian Brothers   buy on itunes
Trappers Cabin  Rose Parade   buy on itunes
John Skelley & Paul Rohde  I Better Be Quiet Now   buy on itunes
The Radio Playing  Memory Lane   buy on itunes
James Miles  Hanging Out With Me   buy on itunes
Chris Reynolds  Strung Out Again   buy on itunes
Mark Martucci  Waltz No. 2   buy on itunes
Irving Kat  Punch and Judy   buy on itunes
Silent Kid  Little One   buy on itunes

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The Elliott Smith Tribute CD Notes.txtTo download tracks, right-click the song titles and hit "Save Target As..."This is a collection of covers recorded by fans of Elliott Smith in the year after he passed away. Though I did not initiate the project, I took over at a certain point and came up with the tracklist. If you like it, I recommend that you make a charitable donation to the Elliott Smith Memorial Fund which goes to aid abused children. Thanks!

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windmillhdc
Date: 4/16/2005
I'm really suprised no one has had any thing to say about this mix its fantastic! Kudos for putting together a mix of great covers!
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vic demise
Date: 3/22/2007
I have yet to listen- well, I peeked a little, but I spend my free time decrypting and practicing Elliott's songs, and allthough I'm a little wary of hearing ANYONE ELSE perform his stuff- he was such an incredible songwriter, it would be hard to make one of his songs sound bad. As soon as I listen, I'll try'n get back here and leave some in-depth analysis. http://vicdemise.blogspot.com (Drop by)
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vic demise
Date: 3/22/2007
Sorry to say, now that I've given it a listen, and with all due respect and appreciation for the work all these artists put into this tribute album- uhhh..not so good. The one exception being the last cut by Silent Kid (you might want to grab this one-it's pleasant)Also, some respectable harmony work on Rose Parade (a song that always screamed for harmonies)and Tomorrow Tomorrow (the vocals actually have an E.S.-like quality!) Strung Out Again tweren't too bad (some solid drumming), but all said and done, I did A LOT of serious cringing, which, if nothing more, left me with a MUCH stronger appreciation for the work of Elliott Smith (and I don't mean that in a good way). Appologies to anyone this may have offended. -Vic Demise
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Thanks for the review. I can't really agree with you, of course. I'm not holding it to the standard of Elliott Smith, though. This is a group of fans, some professional musicians and some not, who created a heartfelt tribute that I feel holds up to the professional Elliott Smith tribute albums that I have collected. Listening to it with the context that this was the response that these fans gave so soon after the loss of their favorite musician imbues it with something really special for me. Sure, it'd be easy for me to pick apart the technical deficiencies of the recordings, just like it'd be easy to criticize Elliott for his many uneven live performances, but I prefer to focus on the emotional impact rather than the technical efficiency.
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windmillhdc
Date: 4/5/2007
I agree wholeheartedly about the context of this mix it is a tribute to a recently (when made) artist who had passed. It is a messy love letter from fans, not a pitch perfect tribute and is the better for it!

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