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Best Of…vol.2 [Import]

The Smiths Audio CD
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Contrived by Johnny Marr, The Smiths evolved when Marr unearthed Morrissey and insisted upon a collaboration. The idea was to produce songs which were always instantaneous and listenable whilst also provoking deep thought; emeshing Morrissey’s words with Marr’s music in a sound which, above all, would stand apart without being inaccessible or esoteric. The ... Read more in Amazon's The Smiths Store

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  • Audio CD (23 Sep 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B000002MH0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 166,508 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
2. The Headmaster Ritual
3. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
4. Ask
5. Oscillate Wildly
6. Nowhere Fast
7. Still Ill
8. Bigmouth Strikes Again
9. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
10. Shakespeare's Sister
11. Girl Afraid
12. Reel Around The Fountain
13. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
14. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gr8 21 Feb 2013
By dawn
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
great album for any smiths fan. this is a top up for fans of the first" best of smiths album"
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as Best Of 1, but still...... 26 Sep 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Even though it doesn't boast the hits of Best of 1, it is still an excellent collection of Smiths songs. The highlights of the cd are 'That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore', 'Reel Around The Fountain' and 'Ask'. Its not the best Smiths compilation, but its still a good selection of songs. A wise purchase.
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4.0 out of 5 stars as before 15 Aug 2013
By neilmud
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As before a very good service c d as described will certainly use zoverstocks again as i have before CD not as good as best 1
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5.0 out of 5 stars Got volume 1 so had to get Vol 2 9 Oct 2012
Format:Audio CD
Bought this 2nd hand and had no worries. All tracks are in perfect condition and sound great. Get in there Smiths
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THE SMITHS! 13 Dec 1999
By jessica - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I love this album and every other album by Morrissey and the Smiths. They are truly underrated by the public. The music is sensual,emotional, and thought provoking. Morrissey's voice is passionate and dramatic. The music stirs up emotions you didn't even know you possesed. Most underrated tracks on album are Oscillate Wildly and Girl Afraid.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget what some Smiths fans might tell you... 10 Jan 2004
By "stolenmoment" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
... this Best of, along with Vol. I, represent the greatest of what the band has to offer. I own all of the original albums, yet keep coming back to the Best Of's. This is a great place to begin, then if you just gotta have more, delve into the back catalogue... there are a few more gems not represented in this collection. But hey, it's the Smiths... almost everything they released was fabulous. This set is pure gold, opening with my favorite Smiths single, "Boy With the Thorn in His Side." It combines all the elements that made the group special... Marr's spot-on rhythmic strumming, tasteful string swells, a gorgeous and yearning vocal turn from Morrisey, and melody that instantly hooks you. And look... my 2nd favorite Smiths single is also here... "Bigmouth Strikes Again!" The drumming and guitar work will take your breath away. This is a band working with tremendous drive and sense of purpose. My favorite non-single LP track is "Reel Around the Fountain," and its joys may be a little harder to define, but every time I hear it, I sink into a trance and hang onto every note. The key is somewhere in Morrisey's voice... he sounds frozen by emotion, overwhelmed and utterly sincere. Then a totally different vocal approach on "Headmaster's Ritual"... the way he spits out the words, "spineless swine, cemented minds" is classic. "Ask" is another wonderful single... a departure for the band and not one of Marr's favorites, but touched by magic. "Last Night I Dreamt" is the Smiths at their most over-the-top dramatic, but the grandeur of the track makes it work, as if Cecile B. DeMille were cutting a pop record! I won't analyze the rest, but only in interest of space and time... buy this album now!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!! 13 Jun 2002
By K. Jackson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I highly recommend this CD to anyone who enjoys listening to The Smiths. Even if you're not a hard-core fan, the songs on this CD will bring back some awesome memories of days gone by when 'must see TV' meant watching MTV's 120 minutes to see the videos that went along with these songs. You can't go wrong with this CD!!!!!!!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How could you go wrong? It's The Smiths 6 Aug 2001
By Juliet Blake - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This band put out so many great songs that one is hard pressed to pinpoint their best album. Purists will scorn that I picked this one, and instead refer to the individual albums this collection came from. I have all the individual albums, but I especially like this one. You get The Headmaster's Ritual, Big Mouth Strikes Again, Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now, and the dramatic "Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me," (I have a taste for Drama)and many other greats all on one disc. Another winning CD is "Louder Than Bombs."
In a decade known for big hair and cheesy corporate rock, the chemistry of Morrissey's witty lyrics paired w/Johnny Marr's great guitar, created a magical combination. They were great in the same way that the Beatles were great. I have often felt pity for any kid coming of age in the Reagan-Bush era, and I have looked on such kids as culturally deprived waifs. Thankfully, there were some true greats and even geniuses who emerged in the 80's. It proves that in the murky grays or even complete darkness, there will always be some bright lights somewhere if you look for them.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best, Volume 2 doesn't disappoint. 27 Mar 2001
By Daryl S. Ehrenheim - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I have owned this album for about five years and this is one that I can always return to and enjoy again and again. Their style is very unique to the time. Their guitar licks, that are reminiscent of the Stray Cats and Morrissey's unusual voice, make this the best album anyone can have in their collection. They were truly ahead of their time.
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