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"Hand in Glove" named one of NME's "20 Best Love Songs of All-time"

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The Smiths, ‘Hand In Glove’ (1983)

Remember your first relationship? Very “us versus the world”, wasn’t it? That spirit is bottled by this song, which Moz and Marr wrote after their second gig as The Smiths.

Gooiest moment: “Hand in glove I’ll stake my claim / I’ll fight to my last breath.”

"There Is A Light..." #2 in SPIN's "The 50 Best Alt-Rock Love Songs"

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2. The Smiths – “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out”

The Smiths’ “angry young man” anthem perfectly captures the confusion and drama of teenage lust: Johnny Marr’s timeless, jangling guitar has given rise to countless solemn YouTube covers. Morrissey’s hyper-literate lyrics were influenced by Karel Reisz’s 1960 film, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, written by Alan Sillitoe, whose short story “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner” inspired everyone from Iron Maiden to Belle & Sebastian. “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” makes an excellent choice for any road trip playlist — just watch out for those double-decker buses. – J.P.B.

The Strad: "I don’t feel at all guilty about tinkering with the "classical canon" – David LePage" (Smiths cover - January 12, 2021)

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I don’t feel at all guilty about tinkering with the "classical canon" – David LePage

"Violinist David Le Page explains how he found the connections between Rameau and Radiohead, Schubert and The Smiths through arrangements for Orchestra of the Swan’s new album Timelapse."


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"On Timelapse I have ‘reimagined’ well-known songs by David Bowie/Brian Eno and The Smiths. The process I have used is different from working out a carbon copy arrangement or a cover version. The Bowie/Eno song Heroes, in its original form, is a driven, yearning and almost uncomfortably layered slice of pop/rock; euphoric and poetic in equal measures. I wanted to preserve the ‘feel’ of course but in my version I have substantially slowed everything down so that aspects of the music can be examined in an entirely different...

The Smiths Official YT: "What Difference Does It Make?" - TOTP '84 (January 20, 2021)

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(Perhaps a nod to the debated release date? I remember buying it on the Monday back then, but what do I know!?).
Regards,
FWD.

Bills WR Stefon Diggs wears Smiths

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38 second mark and on


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Thisisdig.com: "The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" via Smiths Official FB (December 9, 2020)

Produce Like A Pro YT: "Songs that Changed Music: The Smiths - How Soon Is Now" (November 25, 2020)

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“How Soon is Now?” was written by The Smiths’ guitarist Johnny Marr and singer Morrissey.
Marr’s haunting, tremolo and sliding guitar part prepares the perfect sonic atmosphere for Morrissey’s angst-ridden lyrics.
“I am the song and the heir of a shyness that is criminally vulgar,” the singer croons to his listeners.
Upon the band’s break-up, writer Simon Reynolds named this dark tone as the key element that made the band so appealing:
“Why were The Smiths ‘important’? Because of their misery….The Smiths finest moments - ‘Hand in Glove,’ ‘How Soon is Now?’, ‘Still Ill’, ‘I Know Its Over’ - were moments of reproachful, avenging misery, naked desperation, unbearable reverence - free from the ‘saving grace’ of quips and camp self-consciousness.
If there was laughter it was black, scornful scathing….they were like those gauche youths who turn up to house parties only to cling to the dark corners in...

Omega Auctions: November auction results (November 24, 2020)

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Omega Auctions - Music Memorabilia & Vinyl Records​

Lot: 1 to 599 - Tuesday, 24th November 2020 10:00
Lot: 600 to 1250 - Wednesday, 25th November 2020 10:00


Some big prices paid again, but some items came in close to estimate and it looks like some bargains were had for those who collect.

442MORRISSEY AND JOHNNY MARR SIGNED CARD£150 - £250£190
443THE SMITHS FULLY SIGNED SINGLE£300 - £500£460
444THE SMITHS TICKETS FOR FINAL CONCERTS£60 - £100£220
445ORIGINAL HACIENDA LISTING FLYER - THE SMITHS 3RD PERFORMANCE£100 - £150£480
446SMITHS MEAT IS MURDER AND STRANGEWAYS T-SHIRT£60 - £100£85
447SMITHS MEAT IS MURDER SIGNED£400 -...

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