Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Smiths-Everything you ever Wanted and Needed....Sweetness, Sweetness

       Rhino Records UK announced today some news that is going to make the Smiths fan in all of us very very happy, well at least the U.K. fans, on the 3rd of October they will release The Smiths Complete - Deluxe Collectors Boxset. 

        The collection includes all four of the band's studio albums – ‘The Smiths’ (1984), ‘Meat Is Murder’ (1985), ‘The Queen Is Dead’ (1986), ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’ (1987) and their sole live album ‘Rank’ (1988) as well as firm fan favourite compilations ‘Hatful Of Hollow’ (1984), ‘The World Won’t Listen’ (1987) and ‘Louder Than Bombs’ (1987).

      Each has been taken back to original tape sources and remastered by Johnny Marr and Frank Arkwright at the world famous Metropolis Studios in London.

Here is the breakdown for the Deluxe Set



A heavyweight trunk boxset including:

> All eight album releases taken back to original tape sources and remastered by Johnny Marr and Frank Arkwright
> All eight albums on Mini LP replica style CDs in gatefold card wallets
> All eight albums on 180g 12” vinyl LPs (5 singles, 3 doubles)
> 25x 7" Singles (the entire The Smiths Singles collection) inc. specially reproduced rarities
> A 36" x 24" Poster of all album and single cover artwork
> ‘The Complete Picture’ DVD of the band's music videos
> An 8 page 12" booklet feat. expanded liner notes
> 8x 12" art prints of each album cover artwork
> An Exclusive Code to download the whole catalogue as high quality MP3s (320k)

    The Deluxe set will set you back almost $400 Canadian, and that doesn’t included the shipping costs, and because this set is very heavy those costs will be astronomical, so I think I will be waiting for it to be made available on this side of the pond, but if you have that kind of dough laying around here is the link to the Rhino UK Site.

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

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