The Smiths, 'Singles Box' CD version

The U.K arm of Rhino Records is poised to issue a CD version of The Smiths’ 7-inch Singles Box that was released late last year — and it’ll feature 14 more tracks than the vinyl edition.

That’s because the 12-CD set — due out June 29 in the U.K. — uses, for the most part, the expanded 12-inch tracklistings rather than the single B-sides included on the original 7-inches. (The exception is the first disc, “Hand in Glove,” which only was released as a 7-inch.)

Limited to 10,000 copies, the box includes reissues of Morrissey & Co.’s first 10 U.K. singles — the aforementioned 1983 release “Hand in Glove” through 1986’s “Bigmouth Strikes Again” — plus two bonus discs, featuring the 1985 German-released “Barbarism Begins at Home” single and a second “This Charming Man” disc featuring the rare 1983 Francois Kevorkian mixes of that song (full tracklist below).

Like the 7-inch set, the tracks were remastered by Frank Arkwright and overseen by Johnny Marr. The CD set also includes a poster featuring the artwork from all 12 singles.

Additionally, the first 200 pre-orders through Rhino’s U.K. Web site will receive “an exclusive ‘A’ label promo CD single” — basically a box set sampler — featuring “This Charming Man (New York Instrumental),” “Bigmouth Strikes Again,” “Jeane” and “Rubber Ring.”

Tracklist: The Smiths, Singles Box (CD edition)

Disc 1
1.”Hand in Glove” (3:17)
2.”Handsome Devil” (Live) (2:53)

Disc 2
1. “This Charming Man” (Manchester) (2:53)
2. “This Charming Man” (London) (2:46)
3. “Accept Yourself” (3:58)
4. “Wonderful Woman” (3:08)
5. “Jeane” (Original 7-inch B-side) (3:02)

Disc 3
1. “This Charming Man” (New York Vocal) (5:34)
2. “This Charming Man” (New York Instrumental) (4:18)

Disc 4
1. “What Difference Does It Make?” (3:51)
2. “Back To The Old House” (3:04)
3. “These Things Take Time” (2:24)

Disc 5
1. “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” (3:34)
2. “Girl Afraid” (2:44)
3. “Suffer Little Children” (5:27)

Disc 6
1. “William, It Was Really Nothing” (2:10)
2. “How Soon Is Now?” (7-inch version) (3:41)
3. “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” (1:50)

Disc 7
1. “How Soon Is Now?” (6:43)
2. “Well I Wonder” (4:32)
3. “Oscillate Wildly” (3:26)

Disc 8
1. “Shakespeare’s Sister” (2:09)
2. “What She Said” (3:13)
3. “Stretch Out And Wait” (2:37)

Disc 9
1. “Barbarism Begins At Home” (3:49)
2. “What She Said” (3:13)
3. “Stretch Out And Wait” (2:37)

Disc 10
1. “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore” (4:58)
2. “Nowhere Fast” (Live Oxford 3/18/85) (2:31)
3. “Stretch Out And Wait” (Live Oxford 3/18/85) (2:49)
4. “Shakespeare’s Sister” (Live Oxford 3/18/85) (2:12)
5. “Meat Is Murder” (Live Oxford 3/18/85) (5:34)

Disc 11
1. “The Boy With The Thorn In His Side” (3:15)
2. “Rubber Ring” (3:55)
3. “Asleep” (4:10)

Disc 12
1. “Bigmouth Strikes Again” (3:12)
2. “Money Changes Everything” (4:40)
3. “Unloveable” (3:54)

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