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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3:13
 
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2:33
 
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2:45
 
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6:47
 
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2:44
 
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3:17
 
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3:34
 
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3:36
 
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3:41
 
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4:13
 
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4:03
 
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2:46
 
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3:03
 
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5:51
 
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1:52
 

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