The Sound Of The Smiths
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The Sound Of The Smiths

November 11, 2008

Song Title
Hand In Glove
This Charming Man
What Difference Does It Make? [Peel Session - BBC]
Still Ill
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
William, It Was Really Nothing
How Soon Is Now?
Nowhere Fast
Shakespeare's Sister
Barbarism Begins At Home [7" Version]
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
The Headmaster Ritual
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Bigmouth Strikes Again
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby
Shoplifters Of The World Unite
Sheila Take A Bow
Girlfriend In A Coma
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 11, 2008
  • Release Date: November 11, 2008
  • Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 2008 Warner Music UK Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 1:17:04
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  • ASIN: B001KPUZ5Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,003 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Half A Collection January 3, 2009
Format:Audio CD
A great first CD of an excellent 2-CD remastered set. are you even looking at this page? Go find the "2 CD Deluxe Edition". Please. Buying this CD is like buying half of a boxed set.

The second disk contains more of the rarities in addition to more can't-miss standout tracks. Overall, this collection is a true remastered set, overseen by Johnny Marr, and offers a lot of new and original material, not like those tired record label releases we've seen over the past years.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quintessential Smiths... June 16, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Gripe all you want... Yes, there is a 2 disc version of this... I have this edition, and wanted the two disc one, but thought about it. I have all the individual albums. Why spend another 30 bucks on the same songs. I only got this for a concise collection to play for friends and otherwise. As an introduction to an amazing band, this 23 track career spanning single disc collection is a revelation. To say the least. The band didn't make an amazing storm ride up the charts in America, but American fans have garnered an amazing following. The songs are incredibly tuneful, fun, smart, and full of messages. Starting with the prolific Hand in Glove, the album dips from early to legendary with ease and knowledge. The reward in these songs is really how well they stand up in the 2010's as if they were a new band with new ideas. Seriously, the songs in general just speak volumes to listeners. This Charming Man - A short sweet jumpy tune that just makes you smile - "I Would go out tonight, but I haven't got a stitch to wear...." - Is that not what people do when trying to be charming? One of personal favorites - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now... What to say besides it blew me away the first time I heard it. The chord changes, the vocal acrobatics, the ease of the groove... Incredible. That bass work alone is worth hearing the song. William It Was Really Nothing is a fast paced song of apology and How Soon Is Now is easily put as Sex on Record. Amazingly effective. Shoplifters Of The World Unite is also an invigorating tour de force and another highlight outright. There are no duds here speaking volumes for the group as they really did make amazing music throughout their tenure as a band. The fact that you can listen to 23 tracks without stopping really does say alot about The Smiths. Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars classic February 23, 2013
By eric
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Great compilation, best of album, of some classic Smiths music and for the price sold at. A must have for your collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ah the Smiths. February 4, 2013
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I had never owned an album of the Smiths before and I am glad I started with this one. Great songs that I can listen to for hours. Awesome! Great songs I can listen to for hours after transferring them to my iTunes. Even better!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love the smiths April 17, 2014
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AWSOME cd. Great condition. Timing was slow but that's what you pay for right? Overall I was satisfied. IDE but more CDs from here no problem!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I had all their cassette tapes March 28, 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I rarely buy CD's but I had to have this. Reminded me of my college days.....the songs take on new meaning to me now that I am older but I know all the words and sing them I am driving down the road. Really listen to the lyrics, full of sadness and joy at the same time. Love the Smiths, wish they had never broken up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this January 21, 2014
Format:MP3 Music
and every song on it!! I love the Smiths, even thought they are 25 years before my time, and this is my favorite album of theirs, including my favorite song "How Soon is Now?" Some songs are dreary, but they are the perfect songs, one for any mood. But mostly the sad mood...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Smiths! January 10, 2014
By lcf
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
You can't go wrong with the Smiths & Morissey...flashback of a great period/time in music. Songs are perfect for pondering different moods!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic album!
Exactly what you need to bring you down from anything remotely exciting that May happen in your day, week or life!
Published 2 months ago by Michael Enriquez
5.0 out of 5 stars bonus!
great collection from a great era and a great band. and the fact that I got the free download to amazon cloud ws a great bonus.
Published 5 months ago by leboit
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent start for any new fan of The Smiths
If you're not a huge fan of The Smiths then this is a very good cd to purchase! All the more commercial stuff ( i.e.; Panic, How Soon Is Now? Read more
Published 6 months ago by ShoGunslinger
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love The Smiths
Mind boggling that I Just discovered The Smiths, but I just love their music. This song is one of my favorites and is now my ring tone. Read more
Published 7 months ago by LanaH
4.0 out of 5 stars Smiths Forever
Yeah, I like the Smiths. I would have liked some of my other fave Smiths songs though. The CD is fine.
Published 8 months ago by Priscila Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! Love it!
Awesome! Love it! I recommend this to everyone because it is awesome! It is a very cool item to have.
Published 11 months ago by Reuben Gregorian
5.0 out of 5 stars A great collection of tunes by the Smiths
The Sounds of the Smiths is a very good collection of some of my very favorite Smiths tunes. Though it lacks some of the more standout tunes it still is pretty good. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Daniel Reilly
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say?
$5 for the best of the Smiths? Can't beat that with a stick! Super deal and awesome music. blah blah
Published 12 months ago by Ryan S. Johnson
3.0 out of 5 stars Oh Morrissey
The Smiths made such great music. It's such a shame that Morrissey always wanted so much drama in his life that it over shadowed their musical talents.
Published 12 months ago by Hoopee
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