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THE SMITHS Compilation Album
Name The Sound Of The Smiths
Release 10 November 2008
Recorded 1983-1987
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer Morrissey
Johnny Marr
Art work Photo by Tom Sheehan
Publisher Rhino Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Format(s) CD
Chart position UK #21
US #98
Compilation Album chronology
The Very Best Of The Smiths
The Sound Of The Smiths
The Smiths Singles Box

Information

Track list (Deluxe)

UK & Europe [Rhino Records 2564-69371-7], US [Sire R2 516016]

CD 1

  1. Hand In Glove – 3:21 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. This Charming Man – 2:41 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. What Difference Does It Make? (Peel Session Version) – 3:12 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Still Ill – 3:22 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now – 3:34 (Morrissey/Marr)
  6. William, It Was Really Nothing – 2:10 (Morrissey/Marr)
  7. How Soon Is Now? – 6:43 (Morrissey/Marr)
  8. Nowhere Fast – 2:36 (Morrissey/Marr)
  9. Shakespeare's Sister – 2:08 (Morrissey/Marr)
  10. Barbarism Begins At Home (7" Version) – 3:49 (Morrissey/Marr)
  11. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore – 4:57 (Morrissey/Marr)
  12. The Headmaster Ritual – 4:51 (Morrissey/Marr)
  13. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side – 3:16 (Morrissey/Marr)
  14. Bigmouth Strikes Again – 3:14 (Morrissey/Marr)
  15. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – 4:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
  16. Panic – 2:19 (Morrissey/Marr)
  17. Ask – 3:15 (Morrissey/Marr)
  18. You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby – 3:33 (Morrissey/Marr)
  19. Shoplifters Of The World Unite – 2:57 (Morrissey/Marr)
  20. Sheila Take A Bow – 2:41 (Morrissey/Marr)
  21. Girlfriend In A Coma – 2:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
  22. I Started Something I Couldn't Finish – 3:46 (Morrissey/Marr)
  23. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me – 3:11 (Morrissey/Marr)

CD 2

  1. Jeane – 3:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Handsome Devil (live) – 2:53 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. This Charming Man (New York Vocal) – 5:33 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Wonderful Woman – 3:08 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. Back To The Old House – 3:04 (Morrissey/Marr)
  6. These Things Take Time – 2:22 (Morrissey/Marr)
  7. Girl Afraid – 2:44 (Morrissey/Marr)
  8. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want – 1:50 (Morrissey/Marr)
  9. Stretch Out And Wait – 2:44 (Morrissey/Marr)
  10. Oscillate Wildly – 3:26 (Morrissey/Marr)
  11. Meat Is Murder (live) – 5:34 (Morrissey/Marr)
  12. Asleep – 4:10 (Morrissey/Marr)
  13. Money Changes Everything – 4:40 (Marr)
  14. The Queen Is Dead – 6:23 (Morrissey/Marr)
  15. Vicar In A Tutu – 2:21 (Morrissey/Marr)
  16. Cemetry Gates – 2:40 (Morrissey/Marr)
  17. Half A Person – 3:35 (Morrissey/Marr)
  18. Sweet And Tender Hooligan – 3:35 (Morrissey/Marr)
  19. Pretty Girls Make Graves (Troy Tate Demo) – 3:35 (Morrissey/Marr)
  20. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before – 3:31 (Morrissey/Marr)
  21. What's The World? (live) – 3:35 (Morrissey/Marr)
  22. London (live) – 2:36 (Morrissey/Marr)

Discogs Information

Credits

  • Art Direction, Design - Mental Block
  • Compiled By, Compilation Producer - Rick Conrad
  • Mastered By - Frank Arkwright
  • Mastered By [Supervisor] - Johnny Marr
  • Photography By [Additional] - Andrew Catlin
  • Photography By [Additional] - Kevin Cummins
  • Photography By [Additional] - Paul Slattery
  • Photography By [Additional] - Stephen Wright (4)
  • Photography By [Front Cover] - Tom Sheehan (3)
  • Producer - John Porter
  • Producer - Johnny Marr
  • Producer - Johnny Marr
  • Producer - Morrissey
  • Producer - Stephen Street
  • Producer - The Smiths
  • Written-By - Johnny Marr
  • Written-By - Morrissey

Notes

This Compilation ℗ 2008 Warner Music UK Ltd. © 2008 Warner Music UK Ltd.

Both CDs are housed in a glossy 4-panel gate fold digipak with a colour booklet featuring photos of the band at various stages of their career. This two disc edition is informally known as the "Deluxe Version" though this is not actually mentioned on the sleeve.

Track 1-1 is the 7" version originally issued on the Hand In Glove single (RT131). Track 1-2 originally issued on the This Charming Man single (RT136). Track 1-3 originally issued on the Hatful Of Hollow compilation (Rough 76). Track 1-4 scheduled as 4th single. Issued on the [r=673683] as DJ 'A' label promo (R61DJ). Track 1-5 originally issued on the Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now single (RT156). Track 1-6 originally issued on the William, It Was Really Nothing single (RT166). Track 1-7 originally issued on the [r=372700] 12" (RTT176). Track 1-8 originally issued on the Meat Is Murder album (Rough 81). Track 1-9 originally issued on the Shakespeare's Sister single (RT181). Track 1-10 originally issued on the German [r=685199] 12" (RTD021) and the Italian [r=2655323] 7" (VIN-45148). Track 1-11 is the 7" version originally issued on the [r=525791] 7" single (RT186, but misprinted as RH186 in the booklet). Track 1-12 originally issued on the Dutch The Headmaster Ritual single (MD5295). Track 1-13 originally issued on the The Boy With The Thorn In His Side single (RT191, but misprinted as RH191 in the booklet). Track 1-14 originally issued on the Bigmouth Strikes Again single (RT192, but misprinted as RH192 in the booklet). Track 1-15 originally issued on the The Queen Is Dead album (Rough 96). Track 1-16 originally issued on the Panic single (RT193). Track 1-17 originally issued on the Ask single (RT194, but misprinted as RH194 in the booklet). Track 1-18 originally projected as single RT195 and issued on the The World Won't Listen compilation (Rough 101). Duration incorrectly given on release as 4:03. Track 1-19 originally issued on the Shoplifters Of The World Unite single (RT195). Track 1-20 originally issued on the Sheila Take A Bow single (RT196). Track 1-21 originally issued on the Girlfriend In A Coma single (RT197). Track 1-22 originally issued on the I Started Something I Couldn't Finish single (RT198). Track 1-23 is the 7" version originally issued on the [r=495316] 7" (RT200).

Track 2-1 originally issued as B-side of the This Charming Man single (RT136). Track 2-2 originally issued as B-side of the Hand In Glove single (RT131). Track 2-3 originally issued on the [r=484962] 12" (RTT136 (NY)). Track 2-4 originally issued as B-side of the [r=2452614] 12" (RTT136). Track 2-5 originally issued as B-side of the What Difference Does It Make? single (RT146). Track 2-6 originally issued as B-side of the [r=1456383] 12" (RTT146). Track 2-7 originally issued as B-side of the [r=678391] 12" (RTT156). Track 2-8 originally issued as B-side of the William, It Was Really Nothing single (RT166). Track 2-9 is not the version originally issued as B-side of the [r=531424] 12" (RTT181) but the one with alternate lyrics issued on the The World Won't Listen compilation (Rough 101). Duration incorrectly given on release as 2:37. Track 2-10 originally issued as B-side of the [r=372700] 12" (RTT176). Track 2-11 originally issued as B-side of the That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore single (RT186). Track 2-12 originally issued as B-side of the The Boy With The Thorn In His Side single (RT191). Track 2-13 originally issued as B-side of the single (RT192). Track 2-14 originally issued on the album (Rough 96). Track 2-15 originally issued as B-side of the single (RT193). Track 2-16 originally issued as B-side of the single (RT194). Duration incorrectly given on release as 3:35. Track 2-17 originally issued as B-side of the single (RT195). Track 2-18 originally issued as B-side of the [r=385511] 12" (RT196). Duration incorrectly given on release as 3:34. Track 2-19 originally issued as B-side of the single (RT198). Duration incorrectly given on release as 3:42. Track 2-20 originally issued on the album (Rough 106). Track 2-21 originally issued as B-side of the [r=1139185] cassette single (RTT198C). Track 2-22 originally issued on the album (Rough 126).

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Wikipedia Information

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The Sound of The Smiths is a Smiths compilation released on 10 November 2008. It is available as both single and double disc editions. Morrissey is credited with having coined the compilation's title, while Johnny Marr was involved in the project's mastering. Early promotional material for the album originally saw it entitled Hang the DJ: The Very Best of the Smiths, but this was changed for the final release.The album charted No. 21 in the UK Album Charts and No. 98 on the Billboard Album Charts. The pictures on the covers of the original and deluxe editions were taken by Tom Sheehan. It’s the only album featuring the band members on the artwork.