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Music: New Releases from Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, and Elliott Smith

May 10th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Culture, Film, Music, News

Nick DrakePosthumous releases are on the way from Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, and Elliott Smith. (Wes Anderson, fire up your iPod.)

The Jeff Buckley compilation is called So Real: Songs of Jeff Buckley and will include a cover of “I Know It’s Over” by The Smiths, as well as a mix of studio cuts, live tracks, and rarities. Compiled by his mother, Mary Guibert. Release date is May 22.

The Nick Drake release is a collection of early recordings called Family Tree, scheduled for release June 19. Also, the terrific Nick Drake documentary A Skin Too Few, which I was fortunate enough to see at the Chicago Underground Film Festival a few years ago, will finally be released on DVD later this year, apparently as part of a reissue of the Fruit Tree box set. The film’s release has been delayed for years because of copyright issues; it’ll be nice to finally have it available. (Official site for the film is here.)

The Elliott Smith is out this week — a 2-CD set called New Moon, consisting of “primarily unreleased” material recorded between 1994 and 1997.

Bonus trivia question: What character in a Wes Anderson film is named after one of the above musicians?

Answer here.


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