Your pre-order will ship by Mar 01, 2024. Please note that ALL items included in your order will ship at the same time. If you wish to have a partial order shipped, you will need to make two separate orders.

Nothing Else Matters + I So Liked Spring Bundle $ 40.00
Nothing Else Matters Olive Green Vinyl $ 23.00
I So Liked Spring Bone Vinyl $ 23.00
  • 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.

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