It’s time for this week’s unreleased Elliott Smith song. This month has already brought us different versions of “Alameda” and “Punch and Judy,” and this week Kill Rock Stars is continuing the trend with an alternate version of another Either/Or song, “Angeles.”
While last week’s unreleased version “Punch and Judy” completely reworked the song, this week’s “Angeles” is a more conventional alternate take, an acoustic version of an already acoustic song. It hasn’t strayed far from the album version. However, this take strips off some of the production effects and offers a completely bare rendition of an already gorgeous song.
Although this version hasn’t altered much, this is no cause for complaint. It’s hard to think of any changes that could have made this song any better.
It may not show us another side of Elliott Smith like last week’s track did, but it does serve as a reminder of just how good Smith was at making music in his sparsely beautiful style.