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Nothing Else Matters
Display Artist
Linda Smith
Captured Tracks
Catalogue Number
Release Date
March 1, 2024
  • Nothing Else Matters + I So Liked Spring Bundle:

    • I So Liked Spring Vinyl, 1×LP Bone Vinyl

    • Nothing Else Matters Vinyl, 1×LP Olive Green Vinyl

    Available: March 1, 2024

First ever vinyl pressing of "Nothing Else Matters" on limited edition Olive Green Vinyl First ever vinyl pressing of "I So Liked Spring" on limited edition Bone Vinyl I So Liked Spring & Nothing Else Matters vinyl bundles available A pioneer of the home recording movement, Linda Smith released several collections of delicate, bewitching solo music on cassette in the 1980s and 90s. The 2021 release of Till Another Time: 1988-1996, Captured Tracks’ compilation of Smith’s work, has helped bestow rightful critical acclaim to the ahead-of-her-time artist. Now, Captured Tracks dives deeper into Smith’s catalog with the release of two full-length companion albums, Nothing Else Matters and I So Liked Spring, available for the first time on vinyl & streaming formats. Recorded at Smith’s home in Baltimore in 1995, Nothing Else Matters chronicles the tension between the mundanity of daily life and the creative impulse: ”I was working for Ringling Bros at their corporate headquarters in Northern VA and driving there and back to Baltimore on the DC beltway,” Smith remembers. “I aimed for detachment and some degree of humor in order to see things more clearly.” Traffic noises on the charmingly boisterous “Little To Be Won” showcase this levity, as does the addition of playful hand claps and a laugh track to her striking cover of Young Marble Giants’ “Salad Days.” Despite its homespun inception, the arrangements are sophisticated, as in the bright, percussive opener “The Answer To Your Question.” This complexity is also reflective of Smith’s evolving recording techniques - having outgrown her 4-track tape machine, she’d purchased a Fostex 8-track, on which she recorded both Nothing Else Matters and I So Liked Spring.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 The Answer To Your Question 4:46 Buy

    The Answer To Your Question

  2. 2 In No Uncertain Terms 2:46 Buy

    In No Uncertain Terms

  3. 3 I'll Never See You Again 4:08 Buy

    I'll Never See You Again

  4. 4 For Here Or To Go 3:05 Buy

    For Here Or To Go

  5. 5 In The Hospital 2:03 Buy

    In The Hospital

  6. 6 Bright Side 4:11 Buy

    Bright Side

  7. 7 All Of The Blue 5:52 Buy

    All Of The Blue

  8. 8 Only A Moment 2:29 Buy

    Only A Moment

  9. 9 I See Your Face 2:55 Buy

    I See Your Face

  10. 10 It Seems To Me 2:22 Buy

    It Seems To Me

  11. 11 Little To Be Won 2:48 Buy

    Little To Be Won

  12. 12 Nothing Else Matters 3:03 Buy

    Nothing Else Matters

  13. 13 Salad Days 4:08 Buy

    Salad Days

Linda Smith

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