There are probably almost an infinite amount of compilations that a Heatmiser or Elliott Smith song has appeared on. Therefore, they will not all be listed here. I have chosen some that I find the most interesting to list here. I've chosen primarily releases that have a unique version of a song, are on a record label that I like or that was one of Elliott's main record labels, other bands that are on the release, or other random reasons that I just like something. It's pretty subjective. If there are multiple pressings of these releases, not all pressings will be listed in detail as in the normal discography pages. All pressings are from the US unless otherwise noted. This list is more or less chronological so scroll down because there's lots of cool stuff.
Live at the X-Ray
This compilation is listed in the discography on Heatmiser's wikipedia page. It states that it has a live version of Bottle Rocket. More information is needed about the year released, format, record label, etc.
Puddle Stomp: The Portland Independent Music Compilation CD [Jump Froggy Jump no catalog number]
This was released in 1992 and has the Heatmiser song Mightier Than You. There are also songs by Hazel and other local Portland bands. Photo taken from discogs.com.
So, What Else Do You Do? cassette [Slo-Mo no catalog number]
This cassette was released in 1994. This was the first appearance of a solo Elliott Smith recording (before the split 7" with Pete Krebs and before Roman Candle). It has the song Roman Candle that ended up being the title track of his first album. Photos taken from discogs.com.
Sony Music Regional A&R June 1994 cassette [Sony no catalog number]
This cassette was from 1994. It was a cassette given to the heads of Sony Records that had songs from bands, chosen by regional A&R scouts, that were recommended for possible signing by Sony. It includes the Heatmiser song Junior Mint.
25 Years on the Edge: A Benefit for Outside In CD [Tim/Kerr Records TK94CD075]
This was released in 1994 and also comes on a promo cassette. It has a live version of the Heatmiser song Mightier Than You (different version than on The Music of Heatmiser). Photos taken from discogs.com.
There is also an advance promo cassette version. The catalog number for it is TK94CS075. I don't know of a commercially released cassette version. See pics below for the promo.
American Pie: New Sounds from the USA CD [Rubber rub 32]
This was released in 1994. It has the Heatmiser song Still. It also has songs by Guided by Voices, Liquor Giants, Archers of Loaf, Rocket From the Crypt, and others. Photo taken from discogs.com.
Kamikaze - Music to Push You Over the Edge CD/Cassette [Continuum Records COND-19409/CONC-19409]
This compilation was released on CD and cassette. According to Discogs, it was released on January 31, 1995. It contains the Heatmiser song Stray.
Photos taken from Discogs.
A Slice of Lemon LP [Kill Rock Stars/Lookout! KRS100/LK100]
This was released in 1995. It has Elliott Smith's song Big Decision. It's the release where this song originally appeared. This compilation was also released on CD in the US. There are also songs by Pansy Division, Peechees, Excuse 17, Go Sailor, Mary Lou Lord, Cub, and others. Photos taken from discogs.com.
Live at Umbra Penumbra cassette [Skylash catalog number unknown]
This cassette was released in 1996. It has live songs recorded in 1994 and 1995 including Some Song and No Name #1.
Photos taken from discogs.com
Some Songs: From the Kill Rock Stars Singles CD [Kill Rock Stars KRS276]
This CD was released in 1997. It has Elliott's song called Some Song, a previously released b-side on Kill Rock Stars. This album was reissued on cassette in 2014. It also has songs by Team Dresch, Bikini Kill, Phranc, Heavens to Betsy, and others. Photo taken from discogs.com.
Un Ete 97 CD [Les Inrockuptibles CD LI 9704]
This CD was released in France in 1997. It was given free to subscribers of Les Inrockuptibles magazine. It has Elliott's song Speed Trials. Discogs lists it as Speed Trial (without the S) but I'm not sure if it's listed that way on the packaging or not. There are also songs by Echo and the Bunnymen, Luna, The Folk Implosion, Belle and Sebastian, and more. Photo taken from discogs.com.
Air Check cassette [Jealous Butcher JB-020]
This cassette was released in 1998. It has Elliott performing See You Later performed live on KWVA 88.1 FM radio station in Eugene, Oregon. It comes in a silk screened box with a 26 page booklet. It was limited to 200 copies and has songs by Pete Krebs, The Crabs, Kaia, Rebecca Gates, and others. Photos taken from discogs.com.
Vive La Difference - Nouveautes Domino 98/99 CD [Magic/Labels SA4515]
This French compilation CD came out in 1998. It was a promo and given away with French magazine Magic!. It comes in a cardboard sleeve. It has Elliott's song Speed Trials along with songs by The Pastels, Smog, Silver Jews, Bonnie Prince Billy, and others. Photos taken from discogs.com.
Zero Effect Soundtrack CD [Work OK 69103]
This was released in 1998. Discogs also lists a CD pressing from Europe and a cassette pressing from Turkey. It has the Heatmiser song Rest My Head Against the Wall. It also has songs by Elvis Costello, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Mary Lou Lord, and others. Photo taken from discogs.com.
Drinking From Puddles: A Radio History LP [Kill Rock Stars KRS318]
This was released in 1999. It features live performances from KBOO's Drinking From Puddles show. It has Elliott's performance of Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands. It also has songs by Hazel, Cat Power, Madigan, Crackerbash, and many more. It was also released on CD in the US. Photo taken from discogs.com.
Yoyo A Go Go - Another Live Compilation - July 15-20 1997 LP [YOYO LP-10]
This was released in 1999. It has live recordings from the Yoyo A Go Go festival in 1997. It has Elliott's performance of Rose Parade. It also has songs by Sleater-Kinney, The Crabs, Mirah, Lois, Built to Spill, and more. It was also released on CD in the US. Photos taken from discogs.com (photos are from CD version).
Pet Sounds Volume One - A Benefit for Alter CD [Vital Cog COG008-2]
This was released in 1999. It has the Heatmiser song Junior Mint. It also has songs by Lisa Germano, Magnapop, Cinerama, and others. Photo taken from discogs.com.
American Beauty Soundtrack CD [Dreamworks 0044-50210-2]
This was released in 1999. It has Elliott's cover of the Beatles song Because (see separate page for Because promo CD single). It was also released on CD in Europe, Australasia, Canada, South Africa, Russia, Japan, and Brazil according to Discogs. And on cassette in the US and Poland. The cover photo of the Japanese CD is more light/pale compared to the US version. The Japanese CD face is also black as opposed to the red CD face of the US pressing. Also, the Japanese copy comes with the typical Japanese obi and also an extra Japanese booklet (see photos below). There is also a US promo CD version with a plain cover with just the song titles and promo/legal info on the front. The back of this promo has info about the CD duplication company and a photo of Kevin Spacey from the movie (see photos). It also has songs by The Folk Implosion, Eels, The Who, and more. Photos taken from discogs.com.
American Beauty: Selections From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack promo CD [Dreamworks DRM5P-5239]
Three song promo CD that was released in the US by Dreamworks. It is a sampler of three songs from the American Beauty soundtrack, including “Because” by Elliott.
Yeti One CD [Yeti Publishing YETI-1]
This CD came out in 2000. It came with the first issue of Yeti magazine (more like a book). It has Elliott's song Angel in the Snow. At the time of its release, it was the only place to find Angel in the Snow. It also has songs by Stereolab, Iron and Wine, and others. Photos taken from discogs.com.
Cavity Search Audio Resume CD [Cavity Search CSR 55]
This CD came out in 2000. It has Elliott's song Condor Ave plus songs by Pete Krebs, Golden Delicious, and others. Photo taken from discogs.com.
Tape Op CD [Bubblegum Smile no catalog number]
This CD came out in 2000. It has Elliott's Waltz #1 (Demo) along with songs by Grandaddy, The Apples in Stereo, and more. Photo taken from discogs.com.
Experience Music Project Present Wild and Wooly - The Northwest Rock Compilation CD [Experience Music Project EMPCD 001]
This was released in 2000 and it's a double CD. It has the Heatmiser song Dirt. It also has songs by Nirvana, Mudhoney, Sleater-Kinney, The Wipers, The Spinanes, Quasi, and many more. Photo taken from discogs.com.
The Royal Tenenbaums Soundtrack CD [Hollywood 2061-62347-2]
This soundtrack was released in 2001. It has Elliott's song Needle in the Hay. According to Discogs, it was also released on CD in Australia/New Zealand, Japan, Canada, and Europe. It also has songs by Nico, Bob Dylan, The Clash, The Ramones and others. Photos taken from discogs.com.
Worlds of Possibility CD [Domino WIGCD134]
This double CD was released in the UK in 2003 by Domino, the label that released a lot of Elliott's music in the UK. It has the song Speed Trials as well as songs by Sebadoh, The Pastels, The Folk Implosion, Pavement, and many more. There is also a 16 song promo sampler from this album that has Speed Trials but it's misspelled as Speed Trails on the packaging for the promo. Photos taken from discogs.com.
A Declaration of Independence - The Sound of Domino CD [Domino DOMEUROCD2]
This compilation CD was released in Europe in 2004. It was also released on CD in Holland and the UK according to Discogs. It has Elliott's song Twilight on it. It also has songs by Franz Ferdinand, Pavement, and others. Photo taken from discogs.com.
Everything You Need CD [Domino DOMEURO3CDP]
This promo CD was released in Europe in 2005 by Domino. It has Elliott's song Twilight on it along with songs by The Kills, Franz Ferdinand, and other. Photos taken from discogs.com.
Thumbsucker: Original Score CD [Hollywood/Good 2061-62542-2]
This was released in 2005. It has Let's Get Lost, Elliott's cover of Thirteen by Big Star, and Elliott's cover of Trouble by Cat Stevens. According to Discogs, it was also released on CD in Canada and the UK. Photos taken from discogs.com.
Slaying Since 1996 CD [Suicide Squeeze S 050]
This 2 CD set came out in 2006. It has Elliott's song Division Day. It also has songs by Modest Mouse, Pedro the Lion, The Aislers Set, and many more.
Mountain Magic: A Kill Rock Stars Collection 1991-2000 CD [P-Vine PCD-18005]
This compilation CD came out in 2008 and only in Japan I believe. It includes songs that Kill Rock Stars released between 1991-2000, including Angeles by Elliott. It also has songs by Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Unwound, Sleater-Kinney, and many more. As most Japanese CD's do, it has an obi. It also has two booklets. One opens up and shows photos of all the KRS releases that these songs came from. The other booklet is in Japanese and is mostly the lyrics of the songs.
Some photos taken from discogs.com
Live From Nowhere Near You Vol II CD [Greyday GDP-050]
This CD was released in 2011. It has an Elliott Smith song called The Real Estate that was previously unreleased and is still exclusively on this release. The Real Estate was also an old Stranger Than Fiction song but this version is a solo one that Elliott recorded around the time of the Either/Or recording. It's a 3 CD compilation with many other artists on it. Photos taken from discogs.com.
Fort George 7" [Suicide Squeeze S130]
This 7" came out in 2014. It's on amber beer transparent vinyl. It has Elliott Smith's song Division Day and also songs by Modest Mouse, Black Mountain, and Minus the Bear. It's limited to 1,000 copies. Photos taken from discogs.com.
Suicide Squeeze - 20 Year Anniversary CD [Suicide Squeeze S151]
This CD came out in 2016. It has Elliott's song No Confidence Man. It also has songs by The Coathangers, Cherry Glazerr, and more. Photos taken from discogs.com.
7-Inches for Planned Parenthood Box Set [no label}
This box set released by Planned Parenthood came out in 2017. It has ten 7" records. Elliott's song on this is Pretty (Ugly Before) [Live at Largo]. The other songs on the same 7" as his appearance are by Margaret Atwood, Matt Berninger & Jon Brion, and Pete Holmes. Other artists on other records in the box include Bjork, Mitski, Feist, and Sleater-Kinney. Photos taken from discogs.com and my collection.
Cavity Search Records 30th Anniversary 7" Box Set
This 30th anniversary box set was released by Cavity Search in 2022. They pre-sold 15 copies through email on 8/23/22 and then sold the other 15 copies on the official release date of 9/2/22. There are 30 boxes total and each is numbered. They contain all eighteen 7" singles put out by Cavity Search over the years. They are original pressings of the records that the label held on to for many years and they are housed in new, custom boxes. Among the records are three from Heatmiser and also the solo Elliott Smith single for Happiness. It includes a booklet that has photos of each release.