+1: Remembering Elliott Smith's Masterpiece, 'Either/Or,' 20 Years Later
This year marks the 20th anniversary of what many consider Elliott Smith's best album, <em>Either/Or</em>. To mark the occasion, Kill Rock Stars is releasing an expanded version of the late singer's record, with remastered versions of the original songs, live recordings and previously unreleased bonus tracks. On this week's All Songs Considered +1 podcast, host Robin Hilton talks with Smith's longtime friend, engineer and archivist for Smith's estate, Larry Crane. He's the one who put together the deluxe version of <em>Either/Or</em>. Through the course of the conversation, he shared a lot of personal memories about Smith, about his warmth and playful sense of humor, his feverish work pace and what it was like to be in the studio together.