Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith

Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith

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Hardcover, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2013, ISBN13 9781608199730, ISBN10 1608199738
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Drawing from extensive interviews with close friends, lovers, bandmates, music peers, managers, producers, and others, a biography of the gifted songwriter and music icon unravels the mysteries of his life and his untimely death.

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Drawing from extensive interviews with close friends, lovers, bandmates, music peers, managers, producers, and others, a biography of the gifted songwriter and music icon unravels the mysteries of his life and his untimely death.

Elliott Smith was one of the most gifted songwriters of the '90s, adored by fans for his subtly melancholic words and melodies. The sadness had its sources in the life. There was trauma from an early age, years of drug abuse, and a chronic sense of disconnection that sometimes seemed self-engineered. Smith died violently in LA in 2003, under what some believe to be questionable circumstances, of stab wounds to the chest. By this time fame had found him, and record-buyers who shared the listening experience felt he spoke directly to them from beyond: astute, damaged, lovelorn, fighting, until he could fight no more. And yet, although his intimate lyrics carried the weight of truth, Smith remained unknowable. In "Torment Saint," William Todd Schultz gives us the first proper biography of the rock star, a decade after his death, imbued with affection, authority, sensitivity, and long-awaited clarity."Torment Saint "draws on Schultz's careful, deeply knowledgeable readings and insights, as well as on more than 150 hours of interviews with close friends from Texas to Los Angeles, lovers, bandmates, music peers, managers, label owners, and recording engineers and producers. This book unravels the remaining mysteries of Smith's life and his shocking, too early end. It will be, for Smith's legions of fans and readers still discovering his songbook, an indispensable examination of his life and legacy.

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Number of Pages: 353
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Schultz, William Todd
Publisher: St Martins Pr
ISBN-13: 9781608199730
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.50 x 9.50 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 1608199738
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