Rare demos featuring Elliott Smith are set for vinyl release on Record Store Day.
In the early 1990s, Smith was a member of a Portland band, Heatmiser. Following their split in 1991, the band’s Neil Gust formed a new group, called No. 2.
According to a report on Pitchfork, No. 2’s 1999 debut album, No Memory, is due to make its belated vinyl debut on Record Store Day.
Smith contributed backing vocals to two of the album’s tracks, “Critical Mass” and “So Long”.
The new pressing, which is limited to 1,500 copies, features eight previously unheard bonus tracks as mp3s, four of which are demos featuring Smith.
Diffuser.fm quotes record label Jackpot as saying No Memory is the “missing link between the end of Heatmiser and the beginning of Elliott Smith’s major label debut.