Editors' Notes Released just months after The Smiths’ debut album, this collection of non-LP B-sides and singles finds Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr brilliantly blending deceptively simple motifs with literate, trenchant lyrics. From the anthemic art-pop of “How Soon Is Now?” to the cockeyed, quasi-R&B of “This Night Has Opened My Eyes”, every song here is hummable and melancholic in equal measure. Unquenchable yearning on “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want”, the ironic narcissism of “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”—the moods and themes gel effortlessly too.

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William, It Was Really Nothing
1
2:10
 
What Difference Does It Make? (John Peel Session 5/18/83)
2
3:13
 
These Things Take Time (David Jensen Session 6/26/83)
3
2:33
 
This Charming Man (John Peel Session 9/14/83)
4
2:45
 
How Soon Is Now?
5
6:47
 
Handsome Devil (John Peel Session 5/18/83)
6
2:44
 
Hand in Glove
7
3:17
 
Still Ill (John Peel Session 9/14/83)
8
3:34
 
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
9
3:36
 
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
10
3:41
 
You've Got Everything Now (David Jensen Session 6/26/83)
11
4:13
 
Accept Yourself (David Jensen Session 8/25/83)
12
4:03
 
Girl Afraid
13
2:46
 
Back to the Old House (John Peel Session 9/14/83)
14
3:03
 
Reel Around the Fountain (John Peel Session 5/18/83)
15
5:51
 
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
16
1:52
 

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