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THE SMITHS Compilation Album
Name The Smiths Singles Box
Release 8 December 2008 (vinyl edition)
29 June 2009 (CD edition)
Total Length 84:44 (vinyl edition)
125:55 (CD edition)
Recorded 1983-1986
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Marr
Producer Morrissey
Johnny Marr
Art work Cover star: Joel Fabiani, taken from the TV series Department S
Publisher Rhino Records
Format(s) Vinyl, CD
Compilation Album chronology
The Sound Of The Smiths
The Smiths Singles Box
Complete

Information

Track list

7" Edition (12 x Vinyl)

[Rhino Records 2564-69320-7]

  1. Hand In Glove – 3:21 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Handsome Devil (live, Manchester 1983) – 2:53
  3. This Charming Man – 2:41 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Jeane – 3:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. What Difference Does It Make? – 3:34 (Morrissey/Marr)
  6. Back To The Old House – 3:00 (Morrissey/Marr)
  7. Still Ill – 3:20 (Morrissey/Marr)
  8. You've Got Everything Now – 3:58 (Morrissey/Marr)
  9. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now – 3:34 (Morrissey/Marr)
  10. Suffer Little Children – 5:27 (Morrissey/Marr)
  11. William, It Was Really Nothing – 2:10 (Morrissey/Marr)
  12. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want – 1:50 (Morrissey/Marr)
  13. How Soon Is Now? – 3:41 (Morrissey/Marr)
  14. Well I Wonder – 4:00 (Morrissey/Marr)
  15. Shakespeare's Sister – 2:08 (Morrissey/Marr)
  16. What She Said – 2:40 (Morrissey/Marr)
  17. The Headmaster Ritual – 4:52 (Morrissey/Marr)
  18. Oscillate Wildly – 2:32 (Morrissey/Marr)
  19. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore – 3:49 (Morrissey/Marr)
  20. Meat Is Murder (live in Oxford) – 5:34 (Morrissey/Marr)
  21. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side – 3:16 (Morrissey/Marr)
  22. Asleep – 4:10 (Morrissey/Marr)
  23. Bigmouth Strikes Again – 3:14 (Morrissey/Marr)
  24. Money Changes Everything – 4:40 (Marr)

CD Edition (12 x CD)

[Rhino Records 2564-68921-7]

  1. Hand In Glove – 3:21 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Handsome Devil (live, Manchester 1983) – 2:53
  3. This Charming Man (Manchester) – 2:41 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. This Charming Man (London) – 2:46 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. Accept Yourself – 3:55 (Morrissey/Marr)
  6. Wonderful Woman – 3:08 (Morrissey/Marr)
  7. Jeane – 3:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
  8. This Charming Man (New York Vocal) – 5:33 (Morrissey/Marr)
  9. This Charming Man (New York Instrumental) – 4:19 (Morrissey/Marr)
  10. What Difference Does It Make? – 3:34 (Morrissey/Marr)
  11. Back To The Old House – 3:00 (Morrissey/Marr)
  12. These Things Take Time – 2:20 (Morrissey/Marr)
  13. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now – 3:34 (Morrissey/Marr)
  14. Girl Afraid – 2:46 (Morrissey/Marr)
  15. Suffer Little Children – 5:27 (Morrissey/Marr)
  16. William, It Was Really Nothing – 2:10 (Morrissey/Marr)
  17. How Soon Is Now? – 3:41 (Morrissey/Marr)
  18. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want – 1:50 (Morrissey/Marr)
  19. How Soon Is Now? – 6:43 (Morrissey/Marr)
  20. Well I Wonder – 4:00 (Morrissey/Marr)
  21. Oscillate Wildly – 3:26 (Morrissey/Marr)
  22. Shakespeare's Sister – 2:08 (Morrissey/Marr)
  23. What She Said – 2:40 (Morrissey/Marr)
  24. Stretch Out And Wait – 2:37 (Morrissey/Marr)
  25. Barbarism Begins At Home – 3:49 (Morrissey/Marr)
  26. Shakespeare's Sister – 2:09 (Morrissey/Marr)
  27. Stretch Out And Wait – 2:37 (Morrissey/Marr)
  28. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore – 3:49 (Morrissey/Marr)
  29. Nowhere Fast (live in Oxford) – 2:31 (Morrissey/Marr)
  30. Stretch Out And Wait (live in Oxford) – 2:49 (Morrissey/Marr)
  31. Shakespeare's Sister (live in Oxford) – 2:12 (Morrissey/Marr)
  32. Meat Is Murder (live in Oxford) – 5:34 (Morrissey/Marr)
  33. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side – 3:16 (Morrissey/Marr)
  34. Rubber Ring – 3:55 (Morrissey/Marr)
  35. Asleep – 4:10 (Morrissey/Marr)
  36. Bigmouth Strikes Again – 3:14 (Morrissey/Marr)
  37. Money Changes Everything – 4:40 (Marr)
  38. Unloveable – 3:54 (Morrissey/Marr)

Discogs Information

Credits

  • Art Direction - Ben (111)
  • Art Direction - Mental Block
  • Bass Guitar - Andy Rourke
  • Compilation Producer - Rick Conrad
  • Design - Ben (111)
  • Drums - Mike Joyce
  • Guitar [Guitars] - Johnny Marr
  • Layout - Caryn Gough
  • Mastered By - Bill Inglot
  • Mastered By [Vinyl Mastering] - Pete Norman
  • Other [Cover Star] - George O'Mara
  • Other [Cover Star] - James Dean
  • Other [Cover Star] - Jean Marais
  • Other [Cover Star] - Joel Fabiani
  • Other [Cover Star] - Pat Phoenix
  • Other [Cover Star] - Sean Barrett
  • Other [Cover Star] - Terence Stamp
  • Other [Cover Star] - Truman Capote
  • Other [Cover Star] - Vivian Nicholson

Notes

Reissues of the first ten UK-issued 7-inches plus the Dutch only release of [r=7444098] and the [r=673683] DJ promo.

Housed in a hard clamshell box. Cover star: Joel Fabiani from the 1969 TV series "Department S". Includes poster, badges and MP3 download code. Numbered edition of 10,000 copies.

The first 100 pre-orders to Rhino received an exclusive "A" label promo CD single Untitled .

Art Direction and Design: [email protected]

Hand In Glove: Originally issued as RT131, released Nov. '83, UK #25 This Charming Man: Originally issued as RT136, released Nov. '83, UK #25 What Difference Does It Make: Originally issued as RT146, released Jan. '84, UK #12 Still Ill: Scheduled as 4th single. Issued only as DJ "A" Label promo R61DJ, Feb. '84 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now: Originally issued as RT156, released May '84, UK #10 William, It Was Really Nothing: Originally issued as RT166, released Sep. '84, UK #17 How Soon Is Now: Originally issued as RT176, released Feb. '85, UK #24 Shakespear's Sister: Originally issued as RT181, released Mar. '85, UK #26 The Headmaster Ritual: Originally issued as Megadisc MD5295 (Holland), released Jul. '85 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore: Originally issued as RT186, released Jul. '85, UK #49 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side: Originally issued as RT191, released Sep. '85, UK #23 Bigmouth Strikes Again: Originally issued as RT192, released May '86, UK #26

Hand In Glove: recorded at Strawberry Studios, March 83. Handsome Devil (Live): Recorded live at Manchester Hacienda 4/2/83. Shakespeare's Sister and What She Said: Recorded at Ridge Farm Surrey, January 1985. Meat Is Murder (Live): Recorded live at the Oxford Apollo 18/3/85. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side and Asleep: Recorded in Manchester August 1985. Bigmouth Strikes Again and Money Changes Everything: Recorded in London.

Cover Photograph from the collection of David Loehr

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Given to the first 100 pre-orders (from the Rhino Records UK website) of The Smiths Singles Box (7" Version). Also used as a radio promo and sent to press in limited quantities

Entitled the "A" label promo CD single, the actual CD has no apparent title, and was never intended for any commercial use

℗ 2008 Universal Music Pub. Ltd. / Warner / Chappell / Artemis Ltd. (refers to the track publishing, not the owner of the recorded music)

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Wikipedia Information

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The Smiths Singles Box is a limited edition box set compilation of 45 RPM 7-inch single releases by English rock band The Smiths. It contains repressings of the Smiths' first ten 7-inch singles released in the United Kingdom between May 1983 through May 1986, as well as the Dutch-only single for "The Headmaster Ritual" and the DJ promotional single of "Still Ill," housed in reproductions of their original picture sleeves. The box also includes a 14x14 poster of the single sleeves, four collector's pins and a download code for the mp3 versions. It was released on 8 December 2008 in the UK. A compact disc version of the box set was issued on 22 June 2009 and featured a different track selection, largely reproducing the expanded track listings of the original 12-inch singles.The cover of the box features actor Joel Fabiani, taken from the TV series Department S and selected by Smiths frontman Morrissey.