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Figure 8 Import


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  • Audio CD (April 19 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Universal/Mca
  • ASIN: B00004TDW7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

1. Son Of Sam
2. Somebody That I Used To Know
3. Junk Bond Trader
4. Everything Reminds Me Of Her
5. Everything Means Nothing To Me
6. LA
7. In The Lost And Found (Honky Bach)/The Roost
8. Stupidity Tries
9. Easy Way Out
10. Wouldn't Mama Be Proud?
11. Color Bars
12. Happiness/The Gondola Man
13. Pretty Mary K
14. I Better Be Quiet Now
15. Can't Make A Sound
16. Bye
17. Because
18. Figure 8


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A personal favorite by one of the best songwriters his time. Elliott smith's most produced record with most tracks featuring a full band (guitars, drums, keyboards, strings ect). If you prefer a more strip down Elliott Smith this is not a record for you (try new moon or roman candle). Key tracks "Pretty Mary K" "Stupidity Tries" "LA" "Son of Sam" set the overall tone of the record. Mix in a few slow jams and a trippy track about an acid trip and vola! Figure 8!

double LP black with lyrics card (not a gatefold)
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By momo_adachi on Feb. 25 2007
Format: Audio CD
The title sums up what I think of 'Figure 8'... never in my lifetime will there be another Elliott Smith, perhaps not in anyone's lifetime. By listening to this album I feel haunted, to the point where it gives me chills but that's not a bad thing at all. There is so much emotion in the world, so much negative emotion, and it seems that Elliott Smith carried all of this on his shoulders, but used it when he needed to make music. Brilliant.
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By E on Jan. 18 2011
Format: Audio CD
One of the best, and possible most recognizable albums Smith put out. The pattern on the cover has been redone so many times, in so many different places and mediums, that for Smith listeners it is an instant reminder of the songs within.
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Format: Audio CD
For anyone who laments the fact that Figure 8 doesn't sound like Elliott's earlier albums they should take another listen. If you still don't fall in love with the beautiful melodies under the electric arrangement, then you're likely one of those people who hated Revolver when it came out because it didn't sound like "She Loves You". Seriously, every time an "acoustic" artist attempts to bring more production into their work, they get slammed. Dylan is the obvious example, but Elliott suffered from this too. I can just hear the record execs demanding more of that "Good Will Hunting" sound that would sell units.

More than ever on Figure 8 Elliott is pouring out his heart and emotions, however they are more couched in beautiful pop melodies that would have made Lennon envious during his solo career.

Take a listen to Son Of Sam, Everything Reminds Me Of Her and In The Lost And Found and tell me this isn't a brilliant album. Considering all the sounds and textures that accompany the lyrics, it is justifiably comparable to Pet Sounds and deserves just as much respect (or more) than Elliott's earlier classics.
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By A Customer on May 20 2004
Format: Audio CD
Figure 8 is a soundscape of its own. Lushly and crisply produced, each song resonates in its own way. Many Elliott Smith fans feel that the sound encompassed by Figure 8 is of a lower integrity or quality than Elliott's earlier music, such as the famously "lo-fi" Roman Candle. Figure 8 shows Elliott crafting rich arrangements eerily reminiscent of the Beatles--especially the soaring penultimate track, "Can't Make A Sound". Elliott's voice is lush and startling on this album; I do miss his certain qualities of it that were present on his earlier, starker albums. Figure 8 is addictive.
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By Loki on April 13 2004
Format: Audio CD
Elliot Smith is a pure musical genius. His music is as pure and honest as music can be. This album is one to be treasured. You will not be disappointed.
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By Pilouscope on March 19 2004
Format: Audio CD
An impressive suite of perfect gestures, 15 remarkably meticulous and dazzling aerian ballets of 3 minutes each. 15 songs straight from heaven. Elliott Smith was simply the best songwriter of his generation in the US.
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By A Customer on Feb. 16 2004
Format: Audio CD
Figure 8 is elliott's loudest, brightest CD, making heavy use of electric guitars, organs, and heavy drums.
Elliot still manages to maintain the intimacy of his quieter, guitar-and-vocals albums, but kicks the intensity up a notch.
L.A. is the quintesential wake-up song for a nice sunny morning.
A great way to introduce someone who might be more pop-oriented to the music of Elliott Smith.
"I wouldn't need a hero
if i wasn't such a zero
If i wasn't such a zero
good to go"
08.06.69-10.21.03
Elliott, we love you, we miss you.
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