Either/Or is widely regarded as Elliott’s best album, and remains his best-selling. To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of this masterpiece, Kill Rock Stars proudly presents Either/Or: Expanded Edition. This album features the original tracks carefully remastered from original tapes under the supervision of Larry Crane, owner of Jackpot! Studios and archivist of the Estate of Elliott Smith. The additional content features five live multi-track recordings from the Yo Yo A Go Go Festival in Olympia WA in 1997, as well as three previously unreleased studio recordings and one b-side gem. The double LP is packaged in a gatefold jacket that includes an insert of the original liner notes, a postcard of the original master tapes, and several never-before seen photos. This gorgeous collection is an essential listen for longtime fans and newcomers alike.
I’ve seen you watching her every time she crosses the floor,
So won’t you just go and talk to the one you really adore.
I’m getting pretty used to being the one that you always ignore When somebody wants you—I’ve seen it before.
You’re every kind of caller—there ain’t nothing that you won’t claim— You’re ambition and promise, you’re addiction to fame.
And everyone has a dollar sign after their name—
And when somebody wants you, you treat ‘em just the same.
So go on and pick up—
You don’t care what poison you choose
And what person you lose—it should have been me, yeah— Shouldn’t it be?
Crushing quiet blows in through your window
To someone who wants you that you’ll never know.
But I’ll pick up around you and clear everything out, Leave you where I found you—I figured you out.
Leave you where I found you—I figured you out.