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Smiths: Complete CD 1 of 1
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Format: CD
Sku: 224201473
UPC: 825646659074
UPC 14: 00825646659074
Release Date: 10/18/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Reel Around the Fountain ~ The Smiths
2. You've Got Everything Now ~ The Smiths
3. Miserable Lie ~ The Smiths
4. Pretty Girls Make Graves ~ The Smiths
5. Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The ~ The Smiths
6. This Charming Man ~ The Smiths
7. Still Ill ~ The Smiths
8. Hand in Glove ~ The Smiths
9. What Difference Does It Make? ~ The Smiths
10. I Don't Owe You Anything ~ The Smiths
11. Suffer Little Children ~ The Smiths
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Headmaster Ritual, The ~ The Smiths
2. Rusholme Ruffians ~ The Smiths
3. I Want the One I Can't Have ~ The Smiths
4. What She Said ~ The Smiths
5. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore ~ The Smiths
6. Nowhere Fast ~ The Smiths
7. Well I Wonder ~ The Smiths
8. Barbarism Begins at Home ~ The Smiths
9. Meat Is Murder ~ The Smiths
Disc 3
Song Title
1. Queen Is Dead, The ~ The Smiths
2. Frankly, Mr. Shankly ~ The Smiths
3. I Know It's Over ~ The Smiths
4. Never Had No One Ever ~ The Smiths
5. Cemetry Gates ~ The Smiths
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again ~ The Smiths
7. Boy with the Thorn in His Side, The ~ The Smiths
8. Vicar in a Tutu ~ The Smiths
9. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out ~ The Smiths
10. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others ~ The Smiths
Disc 4
Song Title
1. Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours, A ~ The Smiths
2. I Started Something I Couldn't Finish ~ The Smiths
3. Death of a Disco Dancer ~ The Smiths
4. Girlfriend in a Coma ~ The Smiths
5. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before ~ The Smiths
6. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me ~ The Smiths
7. Unhappy Birthday ~ The Smiths
8. Painting a Vulgar Picture ~ The Smiths
9. Death at One's Elbow ~ The Smiths
10. I Won't Share You ~ The Smiths
Disc 5
Song Title
1. Queen Is Dead, The ~ The Smiths
2. Panic ~ The Smiths
3. Vicar in a Tutu ~ The Smiths
4. Ask ~ The Smiths
5. His Latest Flame/Rusholme Ruffians ~ The Smiths
6. Boy with the Thorn in His Side, The ~ The Smiths
7. Rubber Ring/What She Said ~ The Smiths
8. Is It Really So Strange? ~ The Smiths
9. Cemetry Gates ~ The Smiths
10. London ~ The Smiths
11. I Know It's Over ~ The Smiths
12. Draize Train, The ~ The Smiths
13. Still Ill ~ The Smiths
14. Bigmouth Strikes Again ~ The Smiths
Disc 6
Song Title
1. William, It Was Really Nothing ~ The Smiths
2. What Difference Does It Make? ~ The Smiths
3. These Things Take Time ~ The Smiths
4. This Charming Man ~ The Smiths
5. How Soon Is Now? ~ The Smiths
6. Handsome Devil ~ The Smiths
7. Hand in Glove ~ The Smiths
8. Still Ill ~ The Smiths
9. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now ~ The Smiths
10. This Night Has Opened My Eyes ~ The Smiths
11. You've Got Everything Now ~ The Smiths
12. Accept Yourself ~ The Smiths
13. Girl Afraid ~ The Smiths
14. Back to the Old House ~ The Smiths
15. Reel Around the Fountain ~ The Smiths
16. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want ~ The Smiths
Disc 7
Song Title
1. Panic ~ The Smiths
2. Ask ~ The Smiths
3. London ~ The Smiths
4. Bigmouth Strikes Again ~ The Smiths
5. Shakespeare's Sister ~ The Smiths
6. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out ~ The Smiths
7. Shoplifters of the World Unite ~ The Smiths
8. Boy with the Thorn in His Side, The ~ The Smiths
9. Money Changes Everything ~ The Smiths
10. Asleep ~ The Smiths
11. Unloveable ~ The Smiths
12. Half a Person ~ The Smiths
13. Stretch Out and Wait ~ The Smiths
14. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore ~ The Smiths
15. Oscillate Wildly ~ The Smiths
16. You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby ~ The Smiths
17. Rubber Ring ~ The Smiths
18. Golden Lights ~ The Smiths
Disc 8
Song Title
1. Is It Really So Strange ~ The Smiths
2. Sheila Take a Bow ~ The Smiths
3. Shoplifters of the World Unite ~ The Smiths
4. Sweet and Tender Hooligan ~ The Smiths
5. Half a Person ~ The Smiths
6. London ~ The Smiths
7. Panic ~ The Smiths
8. Girl Afraid ~ The Smiths
9. Shakespeare's Sister ~ The Smiths
10. William, It Was Really Nothing ~ The Smiths
11. You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby ~ The Smiths
12. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now ~ The Smiths
13. Ask ~ The Smiths
14. Golden Lights ~ The Smiths
15. Oscillate Wildly ~ The Smiths
16. These Things Take Time ~ The Smiths
17. Rubber Ring ~ The Smiths
18. Back to the Old House ~ The Smiths
19. Hand in Glove ~ The Smiths
20. Stretch Out and Wait ~ The Smiths
21. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want ~ The Smiths
22. This Night Has Opened My Eyes ~ The Smiths
23. Unloveable ~ The Smiths
24. Asleep ~ The Smiths
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Morrissey (vocals); Johnny Marr (guitar, mandolin, harmonica, piano, harmonium); Craig Gannon (guitar); Andy Rourke (cello, bass guitar); Mike Joyce (drums); Orchestrazia Ardwick.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Ivor Jones.
Muze PNote Photographers: Ian Tilton; Steve Wright; Jo?lle Dep¢nt; Andy Catlin.
Muze PNote First off, no, this box set doesn't contain the Complete Smiths, not even in its super-deluxe edition containing vinyl replicas of the group's singles and LPs. Stray B-sides don't appear here, nor do the scrapped sessions for the first album and a few other heavily bootlegged numbers, but what is here are sterling remasters -- allegedly supervised by Johnny Marr -- of the band's four albums, three compilations, and lone live album, all released during the band's exceedingly brief lifespan. What matters is that the remastering is exceptional, the best comparison being the Beatles 2009 remasters, where layers of grime seemed to be removed from familiar recordings, so the songs sounded vibrant and alive, yet didn't sound tweaked, buttressed, or burnished for a new millennium. That is what makes The Complete Smiths essential: no surprises in terms of material, but the presentation is exquisite, sounding familiar and fresh, a stunning re-presentation of records that were teetering on the edge of over-familiarity. Guitars and vocals pop equally, the original mixes simply brightened, a task harder to achieve than it is to imagine, the music sounding part of its time yet easily transcending it. Far from a vulgar picture, this is what Smiths fans have been waiting years for. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Producer: John Porter; Johnny Marr; Morrissey; Stephen Street; The Smiths

Engineer: Grant Showbiz; Neill King; Phil Bush; Stephen Street

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations 500 Days Of Summer (Soundtrack)
Muze Music Compilations 5 Classic Soundtracks
Muze Music Compilations Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Pretty In Pink

Associated Artists and Works

Morrissey
Vitamin String Quartet

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/26/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 2564665907
Music Label Name Label : Warner Bros.
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 8
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Mixed
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00825646659074

Professional Reviews

Magnet (p.51)
- "[W]hate emerges from COMPLETE is a guitarist equal to the likes of Ry Cooder and Mark Ribot: a master musician capable of creating new worlds as easily as he inhabited and recombined old ones without ever hogging the spotlight."

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.110)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "LOUDER THAN BOMBS and THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN prove how indecently productive The Smiths were....[COMPLETE] affords a quarter-century pause to reflect that this epochal group ended at the right time."

Record Collector (magazine)
(p.99)
- 5 stars out of 5 -- "Marr's the one who soars on these records -- now more than ever....Morrissey sounds sensual -- check him out on 'Stretch Out And Wait' -- and altogether adult."

Uncut (magazine)
(p.96)
- 5 stars out of 5 -- "It took one single to make them seem interesting, another to confirm that they were special, and then an early 1984 b-side to prove that they were magnificent."

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Smiths
Product attributeLabel:   Sire Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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