CD Singles [The Smiths] [CD] [1 disc] [093624593225] (CD 615989),
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Singles [The Smiths] [CD] [1 disc] [093624593225]

  • 1. Hand in Glove
    2. This Charming Man
    3. What Difference Does It Make?
    4. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
    5. William, It Was Really Nothing
    6. How Soon Is Now?
    7. Shakespeare's Sister
    8. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
    9. Boy With the Thorn in His Side, The
    10. Bigmouth Strikes Again
    11. Panic
    12. Ask
    13. Shoplifters of the World Unite
    14. Sheila Take a Bow
    15. Girlfriend in a Coma
    16. I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
    17. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
    18. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 45932

  • Credits

    The Smiths: Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, Mike Joyce.
    Producers: John Porter, The Smiths, Johnny Marr, Morrissey, Stephen Street.
    Composer: Morrissey.
    Audio Mixer: Steve Lillywhite.
    Photographer: Stephen Wright.
    Released nearly a decade after the band's demise, SINGLES goes some way in demonstrating why The Smiths continue to be the most important band in British pop since the Beatles. The Smiths performed that rare feat of creating something new in pop music. The chemistry between Johnny Marr and Morrissey was as inexplicable as it was irresistible.
    Marr's amazing guitar playing influenced an entire generation of musicians, making him one of the most desirable players on the scene. Everyone wanted him, and his playing graced albums by The Pretenders (who he actually joined for a while), Bryan Ferry, The The, Talking Heads, and others. Morrissey took the words of the angst ridden and gave them voice. Together they made music far greater than the sum of its parts. This compilation provides a fine entry to their catalogue for the uninitiated. Longtime fans will be reminded of the STRANGEWAYS track "Paint a Vulgar Picture".

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (10/00, p.155) - Included in Q's "Best Best Of... Albums Of All Time" - "...This 18-track discography stands testament to their uncommon genius....there's not one ounce of fat on it..."
    NME (Magazine) (12/23-30/95, p.23) - Ranked #6 on NME's `Compilations Of The Year' list for 1995.
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