Bootleg: Elliott Smith – 6.02.98, Stockholm, Sweden

Elliott SmithIn my somewhat-exhaustive voyage through Elliott Smith’s performance history (analyzed here), this is the one that stands out the most. It’s certainly the best show I’ve heard from its era, the lucky combination of a fierce (in the hungry lion way and not the Project Runway way) performance, an immaculate soundboard recording and a perfect mid-career setlist complete with a Big Star cover.

Rawkblog contributor Greg Katz once said that if he had played like this every night, he would’ve been remembered as one of the best live performers ever. Well, at least on this Swedish summer night, he was.

Elliott Smith – 6.02.98, Stockholm, Sweden

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1. Angeles
2. Division Day
3. Clementine
4. Alameda
5. Between the Bars:
6. Pictures of Me
7. Waltz #2 (XO)
8. Rose Parade
9. Some Song
10. Say Yes
11. Needle in the Hay
12. Roman Candle
13. Independence Day
14. Speed Trials
15. 2:45 a.m.
16. No Name #1
17. Thirteen (Big Star cover)

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