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Strangeways, Here We Come [VINYL] Original recording remastered


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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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  • Vinyl (26 Mar 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B007FGQ0G0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,621 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours (2011 Remastered Version)
2. I Started Something I Couldn't Finish (2011 Remastered Version)
3. Death Of A Disco Dancer (2011 Remastered Version)
4. Girlfriend In A Coma (2011 Remastered Version)
5. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before (2011 Remastered Version)
Disc: 2
1. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (2011 Remastered Version)
2. Unhappy Birthday (2011 Remastered Version)
3. Paint A Vulgar Picture (2011 Remastered Version)
4. Death At One's Elbow (2011 Remastered Version)
5. I Won't Share You (2011 Remastered Version)

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With producer Stephen Street, the Smiths created a subtly shaded and skilled album, one boasting a fuller production than before. Morrissey and Marr laboured hard over the songs, working to expand the band’s sound within their boundaries. In doing so they created the classic tracks "I Started Something I Couldn't Finish," "Girlfriend in a Coma," "Stop Me if You Think You’ve Heard This One Before," and "I Won't Share You". This, the highest charting of all their albums, easily offers a summery of the band’s considerable strengths.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By BH on 12 July 2000
Format: Audio CD
I bought this on vinyl on the day of its release, way back then. I rate it highly enough to buy it again on cd. The group split about two weeks after this was released, and a south bank show special which I still have on vhs brings home just how good they really were. "Paint a vulgar picture" hints that they knew the end was near and berates the compilations which were all that was released after this album. Perhaps it is a measure of how much people wanted more from the smiths that the best of takes two cds, and there is a singles album too. But this is the last real album and up there with the best. Morrisey evens plays piano on it. "I wont share you" features a sublime mandolin performance from Marr, with a harmonica fade that leaves you wishing there was more. The final irony is that EMI signed them only a few weeks before so they got two artists for the price of one. "Death of a disco dancer","rush and a push","I started something", all good tracks. Who knows what might have been."Stop me if you think youve heard this one before" is as cheeky and knowing as the title suggests. Enjoy
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
I still remember the day I first heard the Smiths. It was 1987, I was a 12 year old kid and I heard Girlfriend in a Coma on a local radio station. As soon as I heard the song I fell in love with the Smiths and my interest in music and pop culture began. Girlfriend in a Coma was one of The Smiths' more insubstanstial offerings but it is a pop classic nevertheless. Now, as a world weary 28 year old, the only thing I have in common with the 12 year old kid I used to be is my passionate love of the Smiths and of this album.
For me this is my favourite Smiths album. I know that The Queen is Dead is the rock critics' favourite but my heart belongs to Strangeways. Morrissey's voice is at its best here and ranges from grunts, yelps and moans to sweet crooning. His lyrics are playful, sick, witty and heartbreakingly moving. Standout tracks are the sinister Death of a Disco Dancer, the aforementioned Girlfriend in a Coma (Morrissey's answer to "Leader of the Pack"), Paint a Vulgar Picture and the sublime I Won't Share You. Morrissey's lyrical and vocal genius is equalled by Marr, Joyce and Rourke's music. I still listen to the album regularly and in 15 years of record buying I have yet to find anything to better it and few to equal it.
If you have any interest in pop or guitar music you simply owe it to yourself to buy this album, it is a true, shimmering, wonderful work of art and your life will be immeasureably enriched by experiencing it!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dl Fairey on 8 Feb 2003
Format: Audio CD
STRANGEWAYS...Upon its release The Smiths had already called it a day, so listening to Strangeways felt a bit like listening to Lennon's Double Fantasy: Each album marked the passing of a huge force in the world of rock music. The Smiths were really the only other band I ever liked after the Beatles and one reason why is simply because whatever Morrissey moaned about between 1983 and 1987 seemed to be aimed at me! In my misery then, I knew that however low I felt, just listening to Strangeways helped because Mozza was in a worse state than me. That's how it felt to this (then)eighteen year old.
The critics seem to go for The Queen Is Dead. I don't. To me, the lyrics on Strangeways are better, the production is much better (a fellow reviewer called it polished and I have to agree), the playing is better and the overall feel of the album is stronger. The songs however, were the finest that the band would put out and, as I've already said, personally, they spoke to me in a way that - with the exception of Never Had No-One Ever - none of the tracks off The Queen Is Dead did.
From the opening jangling piano intro on A Rush & A Push to the haunting tones of the harmonica on the too-pretty-to-be-the-Smiths I Won't Share You, Strangeways is one of those albums that immediately takes me back to the time of its release. Morrissey cries "Don't mention LURVE!" on the opener, but his cries never sounded so genuine, yet the humour is to the fore throughout: "They said 'there's too much caffeine in your bloodstream'..I said 'Leave me alone, because I'm alright, dad!'"
Death of A Disco Dancer sees Johnny Marr replicate Lennon's cascading guitar line of Dear Prudence and Morrissey makes his debut on piano. Rachmaninov need not worry too much!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ian Wood, Author of 'Here's 2 Absent Fathers' on 23 Feb 2008
Format: Audio CD
`The Queen is Dead' was regarded as the Smiths masterpiece and when `Strangeways Here We Come' was released the knives were out. `Sell Out' is the grossed insult a band can be accused of and with the radio friendly arrangements on this album coupled with the commercial success the singles preceding it were achieving they were really asking for it. As a casual rather than a die hard Smiths fan I thought it fantastic, easily there greatest LP.

Every song is a perfect slice of pop, the constraints of the `Indie Band' tag which was limiting arrangements on previous albums this one is produced to the songs strengths. Picking out best songs of such a collection is a complete waste however I'm still going to single out `Death of a Disco Dancer', `Girlfriend in a Coma' and `Paint a Vulgar Picture', I just can't help myself.

Egged on by the claims of `Selling Out' The Smiths then signed for a major, got the advance and then split up. `Re-issue, Re-package, Re-package, Re-evaluate the songs', you couldn't make this up.
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