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Passions Just Like Mine: Smiths Mega-Box Arrives in U.S.

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Ready your credit cards! Rhino has the super-exhaustive Smiths box set ready for order in the United States.

As previously reported, the set is available in three distinct formats: a box set of the band’s eight main albums on CD, remastered by Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr and Frank Arkwright; a box of those albums on 12 vinyl LPs and a mega-box – limited to 4,000 copies worldwide – featuring all the CDs and vinyl with 25 bonus 7″ singles, art prints and The Complete Picture DVD. While it’s not absolutely everything the band ever released in their four influential years together, it’s pretty darn close.

The sets are available October 18; you can order them and read the track lists after the jump.

The Smiths Complete (Rhino Handmade, 2011)

Disc/LP 1: The Smiths (originally released as Rough Trade ROUGH 61 (U.K.), 1984)

  1. Reel Around the Fountain
  2. You’ve Got Everything Now
  3. Miserable Lie
  4. Pretty Girls Make Graves
  5. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
  6. This Charming Man
  7. Still Ill
  8. Hand in Glove (Remixed by John Porter)
  9. What Difference Does It Make?
  10. I Don’t Owe You Anything
  11. Suffer Little Children

Disc/LP 2: Meat is Murder (originally released as Rough Trade ROUGH 81 (U.K.), 1985)

  1. The Headmaster Ritual
  2. Rusholme Ruffians
  3. I Want the One I Can’t Have
  4. What She Said
  5. That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore
  6. How Soon is Now?
  7. Nowhere Fast
  8. Well I Wonder
  9. Barbarism Begins at Home
  10. Meat is Murder

Disc/LP 3: The Queen is Dead (originally released as Rough Trade ROUGH 96 (U.K.), 1986)

  1. The Queen is Dead/Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty
  2. Frankly, Mr. Shankly
  3. I Know It’s Over
  4. Never Had No One Ever
  5. Cemetry Gates
  6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
  7. The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
  8. Vicar in a Tutu
  9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
  10. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others

Disc/LP 4: Strangeways, Here We Come (originally released as Rough Trade ROUGH 106 (U.K.), 1987)

  1. A Rush and a Push and the Land is Ours
  2. I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish
  3. Death of a Disco Dancer
  4. Girlfriend in a Coma
  5. Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before
  6. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
  7. Unhappy Birthday
  8. Paint a Vulgar Picture
  9. Death at One’s Elbow
  10. I Won’t Share You

Disc 5/LP 5-6: “Rank” (originally released as Rough Trade ROUGH 126 (U.K.), 1988)

  1. Intro: “Romeo & Juliet” (Philadelphia Orchestra)/The Queen is Dead
  2. Panic
  3. Vicar in a Tutu
  4. Ask
  5. Rusholme Ruffians/(Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame
  6. The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
  7. What She Said/Rubber Ring
  8. Is It Really So Strange?
  9. Cemetry Gates
  10. London
  11. I Know It’s Over
  12. The Draize Train
  13. Still Ill
  14. Bigmouth Strikes Again/Exitus: You’ll Never Walk Alone (Shirley Bassey)

Disc 6/LP 7-8: Hatful of Hollow (originally released as Rough Trade ROUGH 76 (U.K.), 1984)

  1. William, It Was Really Nothing (single A-side – Rough Trade RT 166, 1984)
  2. What Difference Does It Make? (Peel session 31/5/1983)
  3. These Things Take Time (Jensen session 4/7/1983)
  4. This Charming Man (Peel session 21/9/1983)
  5. How Soon is Now? (12″ single B-side – Rough Trade RTT 166, 1984)
  6. Handsome Devil (Peel session 31/5/1983)
  7. Hand in Glove (single A-side – Rough Trade RT 131, 1983)
  8. Still Ill (Peel session 21/9/1983)
  9. Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now (single A-side – Rough Trade RT 156, 1984)
  10. This Night Has Opened My Eyes (Peel session 21/9/1983)
  11. You’ve Got Everything Now (Jensen session 4/7/1983)
  12. Accept Yourself (Jensen session 5/9/1983)
  13. Girl Afraid (12″ single B-side – Rough Trade RTT 156, 1984)
  14. Back to the Old House (Peel session 21/9/1983)
  15. Reel Around the Fountain (Peel session 31/5/1983)
  16. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want (single B-side – Rough Trade RT 166, 1984)

Disc 7/LP 9-10: The World Won’t Listen (originally released as Rough Trade ROUGH 101 (U.K.), 1987)

  1. Panic (single A-side – Rough Trade RT 193, 1986)
  2. Ask (single A-side – Rough Trade RT 194, 1986)
  3. London (single B-side – Rough Trade RT 195, 1987)
  4. Bigmouth Strikes Again
  5. Shakespeare’s Sister (single A-side – Rough Trade RT 181, 1985)
  6. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
  7. Shoplifters of the World Unite (single A-side – Rough Trade RT 195, 1987)
  8. The Boy With The Thorn in His Side (single version) (single A-side – Rough Trade RT 191, 1985)
  9. Money Changes Everything (single B-side – Rough Trade RT 192, 1986)
  10. Asleep (single B-side – Rough Trade RT 191, 1985)
  11. Unloveable (12″ single B-side – Rough Trade RTT 192, 1987)
  12. Half a Person (12″ single B-side – Rough Trade RTT 195, 1987)
  13. Stretch Out and Wait (Alternate Version)
  14. That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (Edit) (single A-side – Rough Trade RT 186, 1985)
  15. Oscillate Wildly (12″ single B-side – Rough Trade RTT 176, 1985)
  16. You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby
  17. Rubber Ring (12″ single B-side – Rough Trade RTT 191, 1985)

Disc 8/LP 11-12: Louder Than Bombs (originally released as Sire 9 25561-1 (U.S.), 1987)

  1. Is It Really So Strange? (Peel session 17/12/1986) (single B-side – Rough Trade RT 196, 1987)
  2. Sheila Take a Bow (single A-side – Rough Trade RT 196, 1987)
  3. Shoplifters of the World Unite
  4. Sweet and Tender Hooligan (Peel session 17/12/1986) (12″ single B-side – Rough Trade RTT 196, 1987)
  5. Half a Person
  6. London
  7. Panic
  8. Girl Afraid (12″ single B-side – Rough Trade RTT 156, 1984)
  9. Shakespeare’s Sister
  10. William, It Was Really Nothing
  11. You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet Baby (U.S. Remix)
  12. Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now
  13. Ask
  14. Golden Lights (12″ single B-side – Rough Trade RTT 194, 1986)
  15. Oscillate Wildly
  16. These Things Take Time (single B-side – Rough Trade RT 146, 1984)
  17. Rubber Ring
  18. Back to the Old House (12″ single B-side – Rough Trade RTT 146, 1984)
  19. Hand in Glove
  20. Stretch Out and Wait (single B-side – Rough Trade RT 181, 1985)
  21. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
  22. This Night Has Opened My Eyes (Peel session 21/9/1983)
  23. Unloveable
  24. Asleep

7″ singles (Deluxe Collector’s Edition Only)

  1. Hand in Glove b/w Handsome Devil (Live)
  2. Reel Around the Fountain b/w Jeane
  3. This Charming Man b/w Jeane
  4. What Difference Does It Make? b/w Back to the Old House
  5. Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now b/w Suffer Little Children
  6. William, It Was Really Nothing b/w Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
  7. William, It Was Really Nothing b/w How Soon is Now?
  8. How Soon is Now? b/w Well I Wonder
  9. The Headmaster Ritual b/w Oscillate Wildly
  10. Shakespeare’s Sister b/w What She Said
  11. Barbarism Begins at Home b/w Shakespeare’s Sister
  12. That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore b/w Meat is Murder (Live)
  13. The Boy with the Thorn in His Side b/w Asleep
  14. Bigmouth Strikes Again b/w Money Changes Everything
  15. Panic b/w Vicar in a Tutu
  16. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others b/w The Draize Train
  17. Ask b/w Cemetry Gates
  18. Shoplifters of the World Unite b/w Half a Person
  19. There is a Light That Never Goes Out b/w Half a Person
  20. Sheila Take a Bow b/w Is It Really So Strange? (Peel session 17/12/1986)
  21. Girlfriend in a Coma b/w Work is a Four-Letter Word
  22. I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish b/w Pretty Girls Make Graves (Troy Tate Demo)
  23. Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before b/w Girlfriend in a Coma
  24. Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me b/w Rusholme Ruffians
  25. Sweet and Tender Hooligan (Peel Session – 17/12/1986) b/w I Keep Mine Hidden

DVD: The Complete Picture (Deluxe Collector’s Edition Only) (originally released as WEA 4509-91155-3 (U.K.), 1992)

  1. This Charming Man
  2. What Difference Does It Make?
  3. Panic
  4. Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now
  5. Ask
  6. The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
  7. How Soon is Now?
  8. Shoplifters of the World Unite
  9. Girlfriend in a Coma
  10. Sheila Take a Bow
  11. Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before
  12. The Queen is Dead

Written by Mike Duquette

September 13, 2011 at 18:24

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