In addition to being an incredible songwriter, the late Elliott Smith also had an uncanny ability to take another band’s or musician’s song and make it his own. Smith left behind a massive trove of recordings of covers, which were a staple of his live performances. Many of these covers can be downloaded from Rawkblog, which has maintained a large 51-song collection.
More so than any other band, The Beatles were frequently covered by Smith. Here are five of his best covers of The Beatles or Beatles-related solo projects.