Pretty (Ugly Before) / A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free
"Pretty (Ugly Before)" b/w "A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free" holds the distinction of being the last recording by Elliott Smith to be released while he was still alive. Originally released as a single in August 2003, the songs were a part of the recording sessions that would ultimately yield the acclaimed posthumous album From A Basement On The Hill. The two songs serve as a powerful reminder of why Smith became the voice for a dejected generation. Limited to 1000 copies on opaque yellow, this is the first time the 7" has been available on colored vinyl.