Songs That Saved Your Life

This week sees the publication of a revised edition of Simon Goddard’s classic “Songs That Saved Your Life: The Art of The Smiths 1982-87” — which tells the stories behind every song from The Smiths’ catalog — and to mark the occasion publisher Titan Books has hooked us up with copies to award three lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.

The 368-page compendium is due to be published Tuesday and “reveals the stories behind every track (including unreleased out-takes), catalogues all the group’s UK television, radio and concert appearances and features interviews with original band members, producers and associates.”

TO ENTER: Simply drop a comment at the bottom of this post explaining which song or songs by The Smiths saved your life and why. The more detail the better — although this will be a random drawing.

RULES: This contest is open to everyone in the world and we’ll take entries until 12 p.m. EST Friday, March 8. After that point, we’ll select 10 winners at random and contact them via e-mail — so please remember to use legit addresses when you enter. And if any winners don’t respond after one full week, we’ll select new ones. One entry per person, please.

UPDATE: Contest is now closed. Thank you all for entering and sharing your stories. The winners have been notified.

 

 

 

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