This weekend saw a memorial service and vigil for Elliott Smith in New York. Fans lit candles, left pictures and mourned the loss of Elliott, who passed away last week. American radio station KCRW ran a tribute, containing interviews with people who have worked with him over the years, including Kill Rock Stars' Slim Moon, Smith's friend and one-time manager Margaret Mittleman, producers Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf, and Dreamworks head Lenny Waronker.
And also on the KCRW New Ground show, Elliott's Dreamworks A&R, Luke Wood, said that 30 songs had been recorded for 'From A Basement On The Hill': "I think there's definitely enough of that record, that his family will be able to finish it up. They're gonna decide where it comes out, because that record was his record - Dreamworks gave it back to him - and it was gonna come out on an independent label of his choosing, and now that'll be the family's choice. So, you know, hopefully next year we'll all get to hear it."
Luke Wood continued to describe the album as a "true summary of all of his records" that veers from the "intimate, brutally honest two-track guitar/vocal, you know, that certainly signified the earlier records, to these bizarre, lush, beautiful, hectic, you know, really pushing-the-envelope sort of stereo, spectral, soundscape, multi-track drum songs... [like] something you'd hear off of Pet Sounds, but in the most, you know, creative, pushing-the-envelope moments of Pet Sounds."
You can hear the show in full @ http://www.kcrw.org/show/gz.