“Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith” will be released worldwide on Oct. 14. The 15-song album includes performances by Tanya Donelly, Julien Baker, Amanda Palmer, J Mascis, Lou Barlow, Yuck, Waxahatchee and more. Besides Hatfield’s take on “Needle In The Hay,” which appeared on a Wes Anderson tribute, all songs are brand new and exclusive to “Say Yes!” (Full track listing below)
The album, which will be released on American Laundromat Records, will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally, and a limited run of cassettes were manufactured for Cassette Store Day on Oct. 8.
Of her contribution, which you can hear below, Donelly, of Throwing Muses, Breeders and Belly fame, said, “I was very happy that ‘Between The Bars’ hadn’t been grabbed yet, because it’s my favorite Elliott song. I love each perfect sentence. Raw, gorgeous, heartbreaking love song.”
Elliott Smith died at age 34 in 2003. He was working on his sixth album, “From a Basement on the Hill,” which was released the following year.
01. Between The Bars – Tanya Donelly
02. Ballad Of Big Nothing – Julien Baker
03. Pictures Of Me – Amanda Palmer
04. Waltz #2 – J Mascis
05. Needle In The Hay – Juliana Hatfield
06. Bled White – Yuck
07. Say Yes – William Fitzsimmons
08. Miss Misery – Tomo Nakayama
09. Waltz #1 – Escondido
10. Oh Well, Okay – Adam Franklin
11. Condor Ave – Jesu/Sun Kil Moon
12. Angeles – Waxahatchee
13. Division Day – Lou Barlow
14. No Name #3 – Caroline Says
15. Easy Way Out – Wild Sun
American Laundromat is now offering four limited-edition pre-order bundles exclusively from its website. Bundles range from $13 (CD + Promo Pin + Vinyl Decal) to $50 (CD + LP + Cassette + T-Shirt + 3-Pc Button Set + Vinyl Decal + Digital Download Card).