The Smiths - The Smiths

Limited Black Vinyl LP Record Reissue

$44.90
In Stock


Calculate Shipping

The Smiths is the debut studio album by English indie rock band The Smiths, originally released in February 1984 via Rough Trade Records.

Arriving in an era dominated by synth pop and gloomy post-punk, the Smiths' eponymous debut was the bracing beginning of a new era. On the surface, the Smiths' sound wasn't radically different from traditional British guitar pop, but it was actually an astonishing subversion of the form, turning the structure inside out.

Very few of the songs followed conventional verse-chorus structure, yet they were quite melodic within their own right. Johnny Marr's inventive songwriting was made all the more original and innovative by Morrissey's crooning and lyrics.

Writing about unconventional topics, from homosexuality to child molestation and murder, Morrissey had a distinctively ironic, witty, and literate viewpoint whose strangeness was accentuated by his off-kilter voice, which would move from a croon to a yelp in a matter of seconds.

While the production of The Smiths is a little pure, the songs are vital and alive, developing a new, unique voice within pop music. Though the Smiths continued to improve over the course of their career, their debut remains startling and exciting.

Check out the tracks: “What Difference Does It Make?”, “Hand In Glove” and “You’ve Got Everything Now”. 

This album is a 2012 reissue on black vinyl with a printed inner sleeve, pressed in Europe via Warner Music.

(825646658800)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Title

Time

A1

Reel Around The Fountain

5:58

A2

You’ve Got Everything Now

3:59

A3

Miserable Lie

4:29

A4

Pretty Girls Make Graves

3:44

A5

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle

4:38

B1

Still Ill

3:23

B2

Hand In Glove

3:25

B3

What Difference Does It Make?

3:51

B4

I Don’t Owe You Anything

4:05

B5

Suffer Little Children

5:28

SKU 825646658800
Record Label Rhino Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 2564665880
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 01 January 2012
Original Release Date (Year) 20 February 1984
Barcode # 825646658800
Shipping Weight 0.2800kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000985960m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeve, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

Be The First To Review This Product!

Help other Captain Stomp Records users shop smarter by writing reviews for products you have purchased.

Write a product review


Others Also Bought



More From This Category