Reissues, Tracklist — June 20, 2009 at 11:13 pm

The Smiths’ ‘Singles Box’ to be released this month in expanded 12-CD edition

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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2 Comments

  1. The Smiths is one of the most brilliant bands out there. Great review!

  2. Where are the singles from Strangeways Here We Come? Box set seems somewhat incomplete without this work. at least there could be some explanation why? Explanation or no explanaton it should be in there.

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