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Vinyl, Original recording remastered, August 25, 2009
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I've always been partial to the underappreciated songs from this album. The haunting "Well I Wonder" is dreamy and melancholy declaring "This is the fierce last stand of all I am." "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" is simply brilliant as we watch the knife of past words turn sharply against the protagonist. "What She Said" speeds up the pace but remains downbeat lyrically with its angst and sarcastic humor; Marr delivers an understated but excellent performance. On "I Want the One I Can't Have" the singer laments his inability to hide his emotions or capture the subject of his desire. And in "Nowhere Fast" Morrissey questions whether he has the capacity to experience life or emotionally progress at all (hence the name).
The title track is often clasified as over-the-top and may be many people's least favorite from this collection of songs. I beg to differ. Morrissey is entitled to his opinion on us meateaters and I have no issue with that.Read more ›
The song Meat Is Murder is powerful and frightening but also heartfelt, so I don't see why it is "over-the-top". Whilst I do believe in freedom of choice, Morrissey's opinion is being put forward, I think, in the interests of reducing suffering. Just because it is difficult to listen to doesn't make it over-the-top IMO. I don't normally make bold statements or submit reviews, but this was important to me.
The other songs sound good too, duh, and "How Soon Is Now", although omitted from the list of tracks shown on the back cover (since the original UK LP did not have that song on it and The Smiths are a UK band...), the song IS included on here at its usual spot of track #6.
People that don't share my view don't seem to "get" it, but I cannot stand it when a band opens an album with a song that I find detestable. The decision to open the album with "The Headmaster's Ritual" confused the heck out of me, especially seeing that The Smiths are not some deliberately difficult to listen to band i.e.: Sonic Youth. It never occurred to me that it was just lousy sound quality taking away from the power of the song. Don't get me wrong, THR still is not my favorite song by The Smiths. My favorites by them are never on the "hits" CDs, "Well I Wonder" and "This Night Has Opened My Eyes" + "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle"...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Classic album, as described. The sleeve hangs on the wall, the record is in heavy rotation. Couldn't be happierPublished 1 month ago by S_K_L
Im having problem with almost all smiths album and i have bought 5 already, all of them have a loop or a skip in, sadly always has to be in a awesome part of the song. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Fine album, certainly not their best, but keep in mind that this remastered vinyl edition does NOT include How Soon Is Now?. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ryan Posly
The Smiths were ahead of their time and all four of their studio albums are very strong as are much of their non-album singles. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John Alapick
This reissue is just as clear as the original version from the 80s. I'm so pleased with this version! I would 100% recommendPublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
This re-mastered recording is simply not good. The CD sounds infinitely better. It sounds very treble-y and flat. :(Published 6 months ago by JWB