The Smiths: The Sound Of The Smiths

The Smiths: Hang The DJ: The Very Best Of The Smiths
Title: The Sound Of The Smiths
Label: WEA Int'l

2008 digitally re-mastered deluxe two CD digipak edition features the 23 track 'hits' collection joined by bonus 22 track CD that contains rare tracks, b-sides and selected live recordings. Rarities include the Troy Tate produced 'Pretty Girls Make Graves' and 'What's the World', a live cover of a track originally by James and more. The Smiths formed in Manchester in 1982 and quickly rose to become the quintessential British indie rock band of their day. Powered by the collaboration between lead singer and lyricist Morrissey and lead guitarist and co-songwriter Johnny Marr, their sound had a literary and musical depth that was complex, emotional and often controversial, at the same time, it rang with The Smiths' unique twist on timeless melodic pop sensibilities. Their rise also marked a break from the synthesizer-heavy pop and post-punk that had been defining U.K. music. 45 tracks Rhino UK.

1.1 Hand in Glove
1.2 This Charming Man
1.3 What Difference Does It Make (Peel Session Version)
1.4 Still Ill
1.5 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
1.6 William, It Was Really Nothing
1.7 How Soon Is Now (12" Version)
1.8 Nowhere Fast
1.9 Shakespeare's Sister
1.10 Barbarism Begins at Home (7" Version)
1.11 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
1.12 The Headmaster Ritual
1.13 The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
1.14 Bigmouth Strikes Again
1.15 There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
1.16 Panic
1.17 Ask
1.18 You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby
1.19 Shoplifters of the World Unite
1.20 Sheila Take a Bow
1.21 Girlfriend in a Coma
1.22 I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
1.23 Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
2.1 Jeane
2.2 Handsome Devil (Live)
2.3 This Charming Man (New York Vocal)
2.4 Wonderful Woman
2.5 Back to the Old House
2.6 These Things Take Time
2.7 Girl Afraid
2.8 Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
2.9 Stretch Out and Wait
2.10 Oscillate Wildly
2.11 Meat Is Murder (Live)
2.12 Asleep
2.13 Money Changes Everything
2.14 The Queen Is Dead
2.15 Vicar in a Tutu
2.16 Cemetry Gates
2.17 Half a Person
2.18 Sweet and Tender Hooligan
2.19 Pretty Girls Make Graves (Troy Tate Demo)
2.20 Stop Me If You Think That You've Heard This One Before
2.21 What's the World (Live)
2.22 London (Live)

The Smiths: The Sound Of The Smiths

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