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ISBN13: 9780811857994
ISBN10: 0811857999
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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.
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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.

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.

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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.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811857994
Author:
Wilde, Autumn De
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Manufactured:
Chronicle Books
Foreword by:
Hansen, Beck
Foreword by:
Walla, Chris
Foreword:
Walla, Chris
Foreword:
Hansen, Beck
Author:
De Wilde, Autumn
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Rock musicians
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rock
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Rock musicians -- United States.
Subject:
Smith, Elliott
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
223
Dimensions:
10.74x8.28x1.02 in. 2.58 lbs.

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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.

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