Elliott had actually done a recording of ‘Hey Jude’

TGS (thanks Jeff Cohen!)
©Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

“Elliott had actually done a recording of ‘Hey Jude’ just a few years back, for none other than “The Royal Tennebaums”. His experience had been embittering. ‘They paid the absolute minimum they could get away with and didn’t even use the recording, after I had gone through a lot of trouble to put the session together, especially for the “nah nah nah” chorus at the end!’, Elliott said, and he was absolutely mortified about the use of “Needle in the Hay” from his self-titled album, during the scene in which Richie Tennenbaum attempts to commit suicide.”That’s the last thing I’d ever want that song to be associated with!” he lamented.”

Andrew Morgan

We had gone through a long process of trying to get permission for these Beatles songs

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“We had gone through a long process of trying to get permission for these Beatles songs and in those days they weren’t doing it. That changed but at that time we were trying to break the thing and get it to happen. The problem was we had some pretty good ins. We’d used some John Lennon music in “Rushmore” and Yoko Ono I always had a feeling that she’s been supportive of me, even though I don’t know her. It might be presumptuous of me to say that, but I would like to say Yoko has been supportive. Continue reading

I’ve been a long time fan of his voice

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©Robin

“I’ve been a long time fan of his voice, songwriting skills and overall ear for what i would call beautiful music. It was with great grief that I learned that Mr Elliott Smith had passed away.. The reason that I write this journal is to tell you a nice story about me and Mr Smith. It took place on the 18th september 2001 in Los Angeles, USA. Continue reading