The Smiths reunite (to compile rarities collection)

    The Smiths (well at least the only members people can name, Morrisey and Johnny Marr) have reunited to work on a greatest hits compilation. The set, titled The Sound of The Smiths, is due out in November. Morrisey named the comp, while Marr has been overseeing its re-mastering.

     

    The set will come in either a one or two disc set. The one disc set will include 23 of the band’s singles, or songs that were intended as singles. The two-disc set will include the first disc, and an additional disc of deep cuts, rare b-sides and live recordings, including “Pretty Girls Make Graves,” and live versions of tracks like “Meat is Murder.”

     

    Here’s the tracklist:

     

    Disc One:
    01 Hand In Glove
    02 This Charming Man
    03 What Difference Does It Make? (John Peel Session)
    04 Still Ill
    05 Heaven Knows Im Miserable Now
    06 William, It Was Really Nothing
    07 How Soon Is Now? (12-inch vinyl version)
    08 Nowhere Fast
    09 Shakespeares Sister
    10 Barbarism Begins At Home (seven-inch vinyl version)
    11 That Joke Isnt Funny Anymore
    12 The Headmaster Ritual
    13 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
    14 Bigmouth Strikes Again
    15 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
    16 Panic
    17 Ask
    18 You Just Havent Earned It Yet, Baby
    19 Shoplifters of the World Unite
    20 Sheila Take a Bow
    21 Girlfriend in a Coma
    22 I Started Something I Couldnt Finish
    23 Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me

    Disc Two:
    01 Jeane
    02 Handsome Devil (Live)
    03 This Charming Man (New York Vocal)
    04 Wonderful Woman
    05 Back To The Old House
    06 These Things Take Time
    07 Girl Afraid
    08 Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
    09 Stretch Out And Wait
    10 Oscillate Wildly
    11 Meat Is Murder (Live)
    12 Asleep
    13 Money Changes Everything
    14 The Queen Is Dead
    15 Vicar In A Tutu
    16 Cemetry Gates
    17 Half A Person
    18 Sweet And Tender Hooligan
    19 Pretty Girls Make Graves (Troy Tate Demo)
    20 Stop me If You Think Youve Heard This One Before
    21 Whats The World? (Live)
    22 London (Live)
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