Murakami Sale

Recently Viewed clear list

Q&A | August 19, 2014

Richard Kadrey: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Richard Kadrey

Describe your latest book. The Getaway God is the sixth book in the Sandman Slim series. In it, the very unholy nephilim, James Stark, aka Sandman... Continue »
  1. $17.49 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

Qualifying orders ship free.
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Local Warehouse Biography- Composers and Musicians
3 Remote Warehouse Biography- Entertainment and Performing Arts

More copies of this ISBN

Elliott Smith


Elliott Smith Cover

ISBN13: 9780811857994
ISBN10: 0811857999
All Product Details


Staff Pick

Fans and newcomers alike will be mesmerized by the ache and beauty of this remembrance of Portland's indelible songsmith, which combines photographs with interviews from those who were closest to him.
Recommended by Hank,

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

About the Author

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.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

jodiannnewton, January 3, 2008 (view all comments by jodiannnewton)
Photographer, Autumn De Wilde, successfully shares Elliott Smith's life with the reader through frank interviews. She avoids sensationalizing the singer/songwriters life which so many authors of biographies tend to do. Her approach to documenting a Elliott Smith's life is refreshing.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(9 of 15 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

Wilde, Autumn De
Chronicle Books
Chronicle Books
Foreword by:
Hansen, Beck
Foreword by:
Walla, Chris
Walla, Chris
Hansen, Beck
Walla, Chris
Hansen, Beck
De Wilde, Autumn
United states
Rock musicians
Genres & Styles - Rock
Composers & Musicians - Rock
History & Criticism - General
Rock musicians -- United States.
Smith, Elliott
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
10.75 x 8.25 x 1 in 2.6 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

Other books you might like

  1. Shakespeare: The World as Stage...
    Used Trade Paper $5.50
  2. Run Used Hardcover $5.50
  3. Novels in Three Lines (New York...
    Used Trade Paper $9.50
  4. This Is Your Brain on Music: The...
    Used Trade Paper $9.95
  5. Women with Attention Deficit... Used Trade Paper $8.50
  6. Wake Up and Smell the Planet: The... Sale Trade Paper $4.87

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Sale Books
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rock
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rock » Biographies
Arts and Entertainment » Music » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Sale Books
Biography » Composers and Musicians
Children's » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » World History » General

Elliott Smith New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$29.95 In Stock
Product details 224 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811857994 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Fans and newcomers alike will be mesmerized by the ache and beauty of this remembrance of Portland's indelible songsmith, which combines photographs with interviews from those who were closest to him.

  • back to top
Follow us on...

Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at