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THE SMITHS Studio Album
Name Strangeways, Here We Come
Release 28 September 1987
3 April 2012 (remaster)
Total Length 36:37
Recorded Spring 1987
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer Johnny Marr
Morrissey
Stephen Street
Art work Cover star: Richard Davalos on set of "East Of Eden" (1955) by Elia Kazan
Vinyl Etching GUY FAWKES WAS A GENIUS
Publisher Rough Trade Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Format(s) Vinyl, CD, Cassette
Chart position UK #2
US #55
Studio Album chronology
The Queen Is Dead
Strangeways, Here We Come
Singles
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Information

The Orchestrazia Ardwick mentioned in the credits for this album are fictional and represent Marr & Street's emulation of strings and saxophone.

Recording

Release

Track list

CD Edition

UK - [Rough Trade ROUGHCD106]
US - [Sire 9 25649-2]

  1. A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours – 3:00 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. I Started Something I Couldn't Finish – 3:47 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Death Of A Disco Dancer – 5:26 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Girlfriend In A Coma – 2:03 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before – 3:32 (Morrissey/Marr)
  6. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me – 5:03 (Morrissey/Marr)
  7. Unhappy Birthday – 2:46 (Morrissey/Marr)
  8. Paint A Vulgar Picture – 5:35 (Morrissey/Marr)
  9. Death At One's Elbow – 2:01 (Morrissey/Marr)
  10. I Won't Share You – 2:48 (Morrissey/Marr)

Vinyl

UK - [Rough Trade ROUGH106]
US - [Sire 9 25649-1]

Side A
  1. A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours – 3:00 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. I Started Something I Couldn't Finish – 3:47 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Death Of A Disco Dancer – 5:26 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Girlfriend In A Coma – 2:03 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before – 3:32 (Morrissey/Marr)
Side B
  1. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me – 5:03 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Unhappy Birthday – 2:46 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Paint A Vulgar Picture – 5:35 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Death At One's Elbow – 2:01 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. I Won't Share You – 2:48 (Morrissey/Marr)

Personnel

Mentioned In

Discogs Information

Credits

  • Bass Guitar - Andy Rourke
  • Coordinator [Art] - Jo Slee
  • Drums - Mike Joyce
  • Engineer [Assistant] - Steve Williams (6)
  • Guitar, Piano, Music By - Johnny Marr
  • Lacquer Cut By - Tim Young
  • Layout - Caryn Gough
  • Model [Cover Star] - Richard Davalos
  • Photography By - Stephen Wright (4)
  • Producer - Johnny Marr
  • Producer - Morrissey
  • Producer - Stephen Street
  • Public Relations [Press] - Pat Bellis
  • Songwriter [All Songs Written By] - Johnny Marr
  • Songwriter [All Songs Written By] - Morrissey
  • Voice, Words By, Sleeve - Morrissey

Notes

First pressing released with embossed titles on front sleeve and lyrics printed on a glossy picture liner.

Recorded at The Wool Hall, Bath, Spring 1987

℗ 1987 Rough Trade Records Ltd. © 1987 Warner Bros. Music Ltd.

Made in England

Runouts: "GUY FAWKES WAS A GENIUS" on side A is etched, the remainder is mostly stamped.

Images

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Recorded at The Wool Hall, Bath, spring 1987.

Silver disc version -> [r=7303556]

Made in France by MPO. MPO France Compact Disc moulded in plastic inner hub.

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

3 panel inlay printed to one side only. Black cassette with smooth border. Black paper labels.

This version has a 'smooth' border to the cassette shell and a pale green backdrop to the cover tracklist and barcode on the backflap. A similar version, [r=974310], has a patterned cassette border and a beige background.

Recorded at The Wool Hall, Bath Spring 1987

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Released with ocean green tinted embossed titles on front sleeve.

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