Artist Name
The Smiths
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LOS ANGELES – Often imitated, rarely matched, The Smiths have grown to be one of Britain’s most influential groups. No band since has truly captured the incredible dynamic of Johnny Marr’s musical genius and Morrissey’s lyricism. Completed by Andy Rourke on bass and Mike Joyce on drums, the band is often cited as the key precursor to the Britpop movement.

For the first time ever, Rhino presents eight albums by The Smiths, each fully remastered by Marr, in one ultimate collection. COMPLETE includes all four of the band’s studio albums – The Smiths (1984), Meat Is Murder (1985), The Queen Is Dead (1986), Strangeways, Here We Come (1987) – and their sole live album, Rank (1988). They are complemented by three fan-favorite compilations: Hatful Of Hollow (1984), The World Won’t Listen (1987) and Louder Than Bombs (1987). Marr and engineer Frank Arkwright remastered all eight albums using the original tape sources.

COMPLETE will be available October 18 in CD and vinyl versions. The CD boxed set version features each album packaged in a mini-LP replica sleeve complete with the original artwork, including gatefolds and inner sleeves where relevant. The vinyl boxed set version consists of the original albums – five single LPs and three doubles – pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl and presented in all their 12” glory with beautifully restored artwork. Each will be available at physical retail outlets for suggested list prices of $78.98 (CD), $249.98 (LP) and $39.99 (Digital).

A Deluxe Collector’s Edition will be offered as well, exclusively at Packaged in an individually numbered, trunk-style box, this version is limited to 4,000 pieces worldwide, with only 750 available in the U.S., only at It contains all eight albums on CD and vinyl, accompanied by all 25 of The Smiths’ singles on 7” vinyl (including rare and deleted artwork). The set also includes: 12” art prints of all eight album sleeves; a poster featuring the artwork for the albums and singles; expanded liner notes by renowned author Lois Wilson; and “The Complete Picture” DVD of the band’s music videos. The Deluxe Collector’s Edition is available for pre-order now exclusively at for $499.98 and will be released on October 25.

Nearly 25 years after The Smiths’ final studio album, the band’s legacy of instantaneous, listenable and thought provoking music has never sounded better than it does on COMPLETE.

Track Listing

The Smiths
1. “Reel Around the Fountain”
2. “You’ve Got Everything Now”
3. “Miserable Lie”
4. “Pretty Girls Make Graves”
5. “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle”
6. “Still Ill”
7. “Hand in Glove”
8. “What Difference Does It Make?”
9. “I Don’t Owe You Anything”
10. “Suffer Little Children”

Meat Is Murder
1. “The Headmaster Ritual”
2. “Rusholme Ruffians”
3. “I Want the One I Can’t Have”
4. “What She Said”
5. “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore”
6. “Nowhere Fast”
7. “Well I Wonder”
8. “Barbarism Begins at Home”
9. “Meat Is Murder”

The Queen Is Dead
1. “The Queen Is Dead”
2. “Frankly, Mr. Shankly”
3. “I Know It’s Over”
4. “Never Had No One Ever”
5. “Cemetry Gates”
6. “Bigmouth Strikes Again”
7. “The Boy with the Thorn in His Side”
8. “Vicar in a Tutu”
9. “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out”
10. “Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others”

Strangeways, Here We Come
1. “A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours”
2. “I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish”
3. “Death of a Disco Dancer”
4. “Girlfriend in a Coma”
5. “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before”
6. “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me”
7. “Unhappy Birthday”
8. “Paint a Vulgar Picture”
9. “Death at One’s Elbow”
10. “I Won’t Share You”

1. “The Queen Is Dead”
2. “Panic”
3. “Vicar in a Tutu”
4. “Ask”
5. “His Latest Flame/Rusholme Ruffians” (Medley)
6. “The Boy With The Thorn in His Side”
7. “Rubber Ring/What She Said”
8. “Is It Really So Strange?”
9. “Cemetry Gates”
10. “London”
11. “I Know It’s Over”
12. “The Draize Train”
13. “Still Ill”
14. “Bigmouth Strikes Again”

Hatful Of Hollow
1. “William, It Was Really Nothing”
2. “What Difference Does It Make?”
3. “These Things Take Time”
4. “This Charming Man”
5. “How Soon Is Now?”
6. “Handsome Devil”
7. “Hand in Glove”
8. “Still Ill”
9. “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”
10. “This Night Has Opened My Eyes”
11. “You’ve Got Everything Now”
12. “Accept Yourself”
13. “Girl Afraid”
14. “Back to the Old House”
15. “Reel Around the Fountain”
16. “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want”

The World Won’t Listen
1. “Panic”
2. “Ask”
3. “London”
4. “Bigmouth Strikes Again”
5. “Shakespeare’s Sister”
6. “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out”
7. “Shoplifters of the World Unite”
8. “The Boy with the Thorn in His Side”
9. “Money Changes Everything”
10. “Asleep”
11. “Unloveable”
12. “Half a Person”
13. “Stretch Out and Wait”
14. “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore”
15. “Oscillate Wildly”
16. “You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby”
17. “Rubber Ring”

Louder Than Bombs
1. “Is It Really So Strange?”
2. “Sheila Take a Bow”
3. “Shoplifters of the World Unite”
4. “Sweet and Tender Hooligan”
5. “Half a Person”
6. “London”
7. “Panic”
8. “Girl Afraid”
9. “Shakespeare’s Sister”
10. “William, It Was Really Nothing”
11. “You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby”
12. “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”
13. “Ask”
14. “Golden Lights”
15. “Oscillate Wildly”
16. “These Things Take Time”
17. “Rubber Ring”
18. “Back to the Old House”
19. “Hand in Glove”
20. “Stretch Out and Wait”
21. “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want”
22. “This Night Has Opened My Eyes”
23. “Unloveable”
24. “Asleep”

7” Singles – Deluxe Collector’s Edition Only
1. “Hand In Glove” b/w “Handsome Devil” (Live)
2. “Reel Around The Fountain” b/w “Jeane”
3. “This Charming Man” b/w “Jeane”
4. “What Difference Does It Make?” b/w “Back To The Old House”
5. “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” b/w “Suffer Little Children”
6. “William, It Was Really Nothing” b/w “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want”
7. “William, It Was Really Nothing” b/w “How Soon Is Now?”
8. “How Soon Is Now?” b/w “Well I Wonder”
9. “The Headmaster Ritual” b/w “Oscillate Wildly”
10. “Shakespeare’s Sister” b/w “What She Said”
11. “Barbarism Begins At Home” b/w “Shakespeare’s Sister”
12. “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore” b/w “Meat Is Murder” (Live)
13. “The Boy With The Thorn In His Side” b/w “Asleep”
14. “Bigmouth Strikes Again” b/w “Money Changes Everything”
15. “Panic” b/w “Vicar In A Tutu”
16. “Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others” b/w “The Draize Train”
17. “Ask” b/w “Cemetry Gates”
18. “Shoplifters Of The World Unite” b/w “Half A Person”
19. “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” b/w “Half A Person”
20. “Sheila Take A Bow” b/w “Is It Really So Strange?”
21. “Girlfriend In A Coma” b/w “Work Is a Four-Letter Word”
22. “I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish” b/w “Pretty Girls Make Graves”
23. “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before” b/w “Girlfriend In A Coma”
24. “Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me” b/w “Rusholme Ruffians”
25. “Sweet And Tender Hooligan” b/w “I Keep Mine Hidden”

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