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THE SMITHS Studio Album
Name The Smiths
Release 20 February 1984
3 April 2012 (remaster)
Total Length 45:36
Recorded Autumn 1983
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer John Porter
The Smiths
Art work Joe Dallesandro in "Flesh" (1968) by Paul Morrissey
Vinyl Etching No matrix message
Publisher Rough Trade Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Format(s) Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #2
US #150
Studio Album chronology
The Smiths
Meat Is Murder
Singles
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Information

Recording

Release

Track list

UK CD Edition

[Rough Trade ROUGHCD61]

  1. Reel Around The Fountain – 5:58 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. You've Got Everything Now – 3:59 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Miserable Lie – 4:29 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Pretty Girls Make Graves – 3:24 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle – 4:38 (Morrissey/Marr)
  6. Still Ill – 3:23 (Morrissey/Marr)
  7. Hand In Glove – 3:25 (Morrissey/Marr)
  8. What Difference Does It Make? – 3:51 (Morrissey/Marr)
  9. I Don't Owe You Anything – 4:05 (Morrissey/Marr)
  10. Suffer Little Children – 5:28 (Morrissey/Marr)

UK Vinyl

[Rough Trade ROUGH61]

Side A
  1. Reel Around The Fountain – 5:58 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. You've Got Everything Now – 3:59 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Miserable Lie – 4:29 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Pretty Girls Make Graves – 3:24 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle – 4:38 (Morrissey/Marr)
Side B
  1. Still Ill – 3:23 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Hand In Glove – 3:25 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. What Difference Does It Make? – 3:51 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. I Don't Owe You Anything – 4:05 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. Suffer Little Children – 5:28 (Morrissey/Marr)

US CD Edition

[Sire 9 25065-2]

  1. Reel Around The Fountain – 5:58 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. You've Got Everything Now – 3:59 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Miserable Lie – 4:29 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Pretty Girls Make Graves – 3:24 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle – 4:38 (Morrissey/Marr)
  6. This Charming Man – 2:41 (Morrissey/Marr)
  7. Still Ill – 3:23 (Morrissey/Marr)
  8. Hand In Glove – 3:25 (Morrissey/Marr)
  9. What Difference Does It Make? – 3:51 (Morrissey/Marr)
  10. I Don't Owe You Anything – 4:05 (Morrissey/Marr
  11. Suffer Little Children – 5:28 (Morrissey/Marr)

US Vinyl

[Sire 9 25065-1]

Side A
  1. Reel Around The Fountain – 5:58 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. You've Got Everything Now – 3:59 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Miserable Lie – 4:29 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Pretty Girls Make Graves – 3:24 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle – 4:38 (Morrissey/Marr)
Side B
  1. This Charming Man – 2:41 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Still Ill – 3:23 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Hand In Glove – 3:25 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. What Difference Does It Make? – 3:51 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. I Don't Owe You Anything – 4:05 (Morrissey/Marr)
  6. Suffer Little Children – 5:28 (Morrissey/Marr)

Personnel

Discogs Information

Credits

  • Bass - Andy Rourke
  • Drums - Mike Joyce
  • Engineer - Neill King
  • Engineer - Phil Bush
  • Guitar, Harmonica - Johnny Marr
  • Lacquer Cut By - Tim Young
  • Music By - Johnny Marr
  • Other [Cover Star] - Joe Dallesandro
  • Photography By [Andy Rourke, Mike Joyce] - Joëlle Dépont
  • Photography By [J.m] - Andrew Catlin
  • Photography By [Morrissey] - Romi Mori
  • Piano, Organ - Paul Carrack
  • Producer - John Porter
  • Sleeve - Morrissey
  • Voice - Morrissey
  • Words By - Morrissey

Notes

The original version features the Rough Trade logo in cursive letters. The labels are grey with blood red text, and the credits below the song titles appear as "words: Morrissey - music: Marr".

Comes with a lyric inner sleeve.

Recorded at Pluto (Manchester), Eden (London), Matrix (London) and Strawberry (Manchester), winter 1983.

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

℗ 1984 Rough Trade Records Ltd. © 1984 Copyright Control Recorded at Pluto (Manchester), Eden (London), Matrix (London) and Strawberry (Manchester), winter 1983.

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Recorded Winter 1983.

Cover Star: Joe Dallesandro culled from Andy Warhol's 'Flesh' (directed by Paul Morrissey, 1968, distributed by Virgin Films and Video) reproduced by permission.

The Smiths thank: Joe Moss, Geoff Travis, Scott Piering (promotion), Grant Showbiz (sound), Oliver May, Richard Boon (art), Jim Shelley, Joelle Depont, Troy Tate, Nick Robbins

"The Hand That Rocks The Cradle" quotation from "Sonny Boy" (Henderson, Brown, Jolson) courtesy Campbell-Connelly/Carlin Music/Redwood Music.

℗ 1986 © 1984

Made in England

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