Editors’ Notes While this box set isn't entirely complete, it does sound as fresh and alive as the days of vinyl, courtesy of Johnny Marr's remastering efforts. The Smiths were one of the most essential bands of the '80s, reeling off a string of singles unrivaled in their intelligence, indelible hooks, and originality. Each of The Smiths' four studio albums is present here, along with their live album Rank and various singles compilations. While the sheer quantity available here is clearly aimed at Smiths fanatics, it also saves anyone looking to immerse themselves in the group the hassle of picking things up piecemeal. It's safe to say that if you love one Smiths tune, you'll want them all; such was the quality of their work. Morrissey's lyrics are poignant, humorous, and wildly adventurous, while Johnny Marr plays guitar with a similar lyricism. No serious collection of late 20th-century music should be without "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out," "These Things Take Time," and another two dozen of the tunes here.

SONG
Reel Around the Fountain
1
5:57
 
You've Got Everything Now
2
3:59
 
Miserable Lie
3
4:27
 
Pretty Girls Make Graves
4
3:43
 
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
5
4:38
 
This Charming Man
6
2:43
 
Still Ill
7
3:20
 
Hand In Glove
8
3:22
 
What Difference Does It Make
9
3:49
 
I Don't Owe You Anything
10
4:04
 
Suffer Little Children
11
5:30
 
The Headmaster Ritual
1
4:53
 
Rusholme Ruffians
2
4:20
 
I Want the One I Can't Have
3
3:13
 
What She Said
4
2:42
 
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
5
4:58
 
Nowhere Fast
6
2:36
 
Well I Wonder
7
4:00
 
Barbarism Begins At Home
8
6:53
 
Meat Is Murder
9
6:12
 
The Queen Is Dead
1
6:25
 
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
2
2:19
 
I Know It's Over
3
5:49
 
Never Had No One Ever
4
3:37
 
Cemetry Gates
5
2:41
 
Bigmouth Strikes Again
6
3:13
 
The Boy With the Thorn In His Side
7
3:17
 
Vicar In a Tutu
8
2:23
 
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
9
4:04
 
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
10
3:17
 
A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours
1
3:01
 
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
2
3:47
 
Death of a Disco Dancer
3
5:26
 
Girlfriend In a Coma
4
2:02
 
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
5
3:36
 
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
6
5:06
 
Unhappy Birthday
7
2:45
 
Paint a Vulgar Picture
8
5:35
 
Death At One's Elbow
9
2:02
 
I Won't Share You
10
2:51
 
The Queen Is Dead (Live In London, 1986)
1
4:15
 
Panic (Live in London, 1986)
2
3:07
 
Vicar In a Tutu (Live in London, 1986)
3
2:32
 
Ask (Live in London, 1986)
4
3:22
 
His Latest Flame/Rusholme Ruffians (Live in London, 1986)
5
3:55
 
The Boy With the Thorn In His Side (Live in London, 1986)
6
3:48
 
Rubber Ring/What She Said (Live in London, 1986)
7
3:49
 
Is It Really So Strange? (Live in London, 1986)
8
3:37
 
Cemetary Gates (Live in London, 1986)
9
2:51
 
London (Live in London, 1986)
10
2:38
 
I Know It's Over (Live in London, 1986) (Extended Mix)
11
7:46
 
The Draize Train (Live in London, 1986)
12
4:27
 
Still Ill (Live in London, 1986)
13
4:10
 
Bigmouth Strikes Again (Live in London, 1986)
14
5:54
 
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
 
Hand in Glove
6
3:17
 
Still Ill (John Peel session 9/14/83)
7
3:34
 
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
8
3:36
 
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
9
3:41
 
You've Got Everything Now (David Jensen session 6/26/83)
10
4:13
 
Accept Yourself (David Jensen session 8/25/83)
11
4:03
 
Girl Afraid
12
2:46
 
Back To the Old House (John Peel session 9/14/83)
13
3:03
 
Reel Around the Fountain (John Peel session 5/18/83)
14
5:51
 
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
15
1:52
 
Ask
1
3:16
 
London
2
2:07
 
Shakespeare's Sister
3
2:09
 
Money Changes Everything
4
4:41
 
Asleep
5
4:10
 
Unloveable
6
3:56
 
Stretch Out and Wait (Alternate Vocal Version)
7
2:44
 
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore (Single Version)
8
3:48
 
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby (UK mix)
9
3:31
 
Golden Lights
10
2:41
 
Is it Really So Strange? (John Peel session, 12/2/86)
11
3:06
 
Sheila Take a Bow
12
2:42
 
Shoplifters of the World Unite
13
2:57
 
Sweet and Tender Hooligan (John Peel session, 12/2/86)
14
3:36
 
Half a Person
15
3:36
 
Panic
16
2:21
 
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby (US Mix)
17
3:34
 
Oscillate Wildly
18
3:27
 
These Things Take Time
19
2:23
 
Rubber Ring
20
3:48
 
Back To the Old House
21
3:04
 
Stretch Out and Wait
22
2:39
 
Handsome Devil [Live at Manchester Hacienda 4/2/83]
23
2:56
 
Reel Around the Fountain (Troy Tate Reel)
24
6:10
 
Jeane
25
3:06
 
What Difference Does It Make? (2008 Remastered) [Single Edit]
26
3:11
 
How Soon Is Now? (Single Edit)
27
3:36
 
Barbarism Begins At Home [7" Version]
28
3:51
 
Shakespeare's Sister
29
2:09
 
Meat Is Murder [Live at Oxford Apollo 18/3/85]
30
5:39
 
The Draize Train
31
5:09
 
Work Is a Four-Letter Word
32
2:46
 
Pretty Girls Make Graves (Troy Tate Version)
33
3:35
 
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
34
3:11
 
Rusholme Ruffians (John Peel Session 9/8/84)
35
4:05
 
I Keep Mine Hidden
36
2:00
 

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