Elliott Smith Rarities Compiled On 'New Moon'

As first reported by Billboard last November, a collection of unreleased music from late singer/songwriter Elliott Smith will be released this spring. "New Moon" rounds up 24 tracks recorded between 1

As first reported by Billboard last November, a collection of unreleased music from late singer/songwriter Elliott Smith will be released this spring. "New Moon" rounds up 24 tracks recorded between 1994-1997. The project is due May 8 via Kill Rock Stars and will also be available as a double vinyl set.

Some of the material is understood to have been produced by longtime Smith collaborator Rob Schnapf, but final mixing was undertaken by engineer Larry Crane, who is now the archivist for the Smith estate.

The album includes an early version of Smith's Academy Award-nominated "Miss Misery" as well as an alternate take of "Pretty Mary K," which was first released on the 2000 album "Figure 8." A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Portland, Ore.=based social service organization Outside In.

Smith died Oct. 21, 2003, in Los Angeles. His death was initially thought to be a suicide but according to a spokesperson, the LAPD investigation into the incident remains open.

Here is the track list for "New Moon":

Disc 1:
"Angel in the Snow"
"Talking to Mary"
"High Times"
"New Monkey"
"Looking Over My Shoulder"
"Going Nowhere"
"Riot Coming"
"All Cleaned Out"
"First Timer"
"Go By"
"Miss Misery" (early version)
"Thirteen"

Disc 2:
"Georgia Georgia"
"Whatever (Folk Song In C)"
"Big Decision"
"Placeholder"
"New Disaster"
"Seen How Things Are Hard"
"Fear City"
"Either/Or"
"Pretty Mary K" (other version)
"Almost Over"
"See You Later"
"Half Right"