Sound of the Smiths

Sound of the Smiths

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The definitive independent British band of the 1980s, The Smiths were driven by the collaboration between lead singer and lyricist Morrissey and lead guitarist and co-songwriter Johnny Marr. The Sound of the Smiths was completed with their full cooperation -- Morrissey provided the title, Marr personally supervised the mastering and they both participated inSee more details below

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The definitive independent British band of the 1980s, The Smiths were driven by the collaboration between lead singer and lyricist Morrissey and lead guitarist and co-songwriter Johnny Marr. The Sound of the Smiths was completed with their full cooperation -- Morrissey provided the title, Marr personally supervised the mastering and they both participated in the track selection. Featuring all of their memorable singles, it's the most comprehensive single-disc anthology to date of their extraordinary body of work. The Sound of the Smiths opens with the group's debut Rough Trade 7-inch "Hand In Glove" and closes with "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me," issued after they disbanded. In between are their matchless run of singles from 1983-1987, including the definitive hits "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now," “How Soon Is Now,” "Panic," “This Charming Man” and "Girlfriend in a Coma." The collection also reinstates singles that were scheduled but eventually unreleased in that form ("Still Ill" and "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby") plus European-only singles ("Barbarism Begins At Home" and "The Headmaster Ritual").

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/11/2008
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227988906
catalogNumber:
516015
Rank:
443

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Tracks

  1. Hand in Glove  -  Smiths
  2. This Charming Man  -  Smiths
  3. What Difference Does It Make?  -  Smiths
  4. Still Ill  -  Smiths
  5. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now  -  Smiths
  6. William, It Was Really Nothing  -  Smiths
  7. How Soon Is Now?  -  Smiths
  8. Nowhere Fast  -  Smiths
  9. Shakespeare's Sister  -  Smiths
  10. Barbarism Begins at Home  -  Smiths
  11. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore  -  Smiths
  12. The Headmaster Ritual  -  Smiths
  13. The Boy with the Thorn in His Side  -  Smiths
  14. Bigmouth Strikes Again  -  Smiths
  15. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out  -  Smiths
  16. Panic  -  Smiths
  17. Ask  -  Smiths
  18. You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby  -  Smiths
  19. Shoplifters of the World Unite  -  Smiths
  20. Sheila Take a Bow  -  Smiths
  21. Girlfriend in a Coma  -  Smiths
  22. I Started Something I Couldn't Finish  -  Smiths
  23. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me  -  Smiths

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