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Performer: Various
Genre: Rock / Pop
Title: To: Elliott From: Portland
Country: Italy
Released: 2006
Style: Ballad, Indie Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1788 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1438 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1542 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 693
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To: Elliott, From: Portland is a 2006 tribute album to Elliott Smith that contains musicians from Portland, Oregon. The Thermals version of "Ballad of Big Nothing" was recorded and mixed by Smith's ex-girlfriend Joanna Bolme. Many of the artists knew Elliott personally and played with Elliott at various times. All tracks written by Elliott Smith.

Tribute record to the late Elliott Smith features contributions from Oregon-based artists such as the Decemberists, the Thermals, and Eric Matthews. Faulting a tribute album for sucking is like faulting a lion for killing a zebra: It's just being true to its nature. Even tributes to the sturdiest music often winds up negligible at best, hamstrung by a combination of unfathomable artist selection criteria, poorly chosen artist-to-song pairings, and tossed-off, demo-ish production work.

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Various ‎– To: Elliott From: Portland. Label: Expunged Records ‎– ER 0002. Format: CD, Compilation. A tribute album to Elliott Smith. Track durations not printed on release. Other Versions (2 of 2) View All. Cat. To: Elliott From: Portland ‎(CD, Comp). To: Elliott From: Portland ‎(CD, Comp, Promo).

To: Elliott, From: Portland (2006). Album by Eric Matthews. Needle in the Hay. is a cover of. Needle in the Hay by Elliott Smith (1995).

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Tracklist Hide Credits

1 The Decemberists Clementine 4:25
2 The Helio Sequence Satellite 3:17
3 Dolorean The Biggest Lie 3:16
4 The Thermals Ballad Of Big Nothing 2:43
5 Swords* I Didn't Understand 2:35
6 Sexton Blake Rose Parade
Bass Guitar [Base], Xylophone – Tim*Producer – Josh Hodges, Tim EdgarVocals, Guitar, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Josh Hodges
4:21
7 Amelia Between The Bars 2:41
8 Eric Matthews Needle In The Hay 4:34
9 We Are Telephone Division Day 3:18
10 Crosstide Angeles
Performer – Bret Vogel, Matt Henderson , Nick Forde, Rian Lewis
2:31
11 Jeff Trott Wouldn't Mama Be Proud 4:01
12 Knock-Knock Speed Trials
Performer – Chris Funk, Jennifer Folker, DJ Reverend Shines*
4:12
13 To Live And Die In L.A. King's Crossing
Performer – Benji Brucker, Jake Portrait*
3:05
14 Lifesavas Happiness
Vocals [Guest Vocals] – Bret Vogel
3:57
15 Sean Croghan High Times 4:17

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Redeye
  • Distributed By – Redeye

Credits

  • Artwork – Ryan Dobrowski
  • Design [Graphic Design] – Jason Locken
  • Executive-Producer – Anthony Davis
  • Liner Notes – Anthony Davis
  • Mastered By – Tony Lash
  • Written-By [Uncredited] – Elliott Smith

Notes

A tribute album to Elliott Smith.

Digipak.

Track durations not printed on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 634457168923

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SAN 043 Various To: Elliott From: Portland ‎(CD, Comp) Santeria SAN 043 Italy 2006
none Various To: Elliott From: Portland ‎(CD, Comp, Promo) Expunged Records none US 2005
Nicearad
A bit surprised this is such a rare release apparently. Nothing outstanding here, and bands you've never heard of which in case of Knock-Knock, for example, is not surprising, it's their only track and not a good cover as well. However the quality of songwriting is obviously tremendous and I would recommend this CD.Kicks off with a standout track by the Decemberists, very good cover in my opinion. Bet some people heard this song and wouldn't realize it's not Meloy's - sounds so much like one of the better Decemberist's songs. The other noteworthy song on here is by Eric Matthews - A full band sped up version of "Needle In The Hay" that works really well and apparently was Smith's planned version of this song (the style obviously) before he went on to do another brilliant singer/songwriter album with his eponymous release as that indie rock style wouldn't have worked on there. Interesting considering this would've been Smith's approach on "Needle In The Hay" if it was written for his last album. Lifesavas' cover is actually a Hip Hop track that still lays out the brilliant melodic parts, well done in my opinion. Overall this is far away from being a decent cover album but for what it is I like listening to it, thus the high-rating. Also, I guess a lot of these artists put their act together only for this release which is impressive enough for a tribute album.