The Smiths Wea releases oddities

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Son of Ziggy, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

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    I have the first LP and Meat is murder Spanish pressings and they're good, no need to upgrade these
     
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  2. markreed

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    100% correct - they're the best masterings and probably went through multiple test cuts before production. The only exception possible are the albums that weren't originally released during Rough Trades existence.

    1995's "Singles" for example, was never released on LP (and such a release is long overdue) ; according to rumour, Rough Trade wanted to release it in 1991 to quickly inject some cash into the business, but the label went under during preparation before any copies were manufactured.
     
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  3. Man at C&A

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    I see Spanish pressings quite often in the UK. I haven't heard any though.
     
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  4. Sear

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    They played a free gig in Madrid in 1985. There were thousands of people (a lot of them didn't know the band I'm sure) and it was aired on national TV
     
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  5. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

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  6. Stencil

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    Hatful has a very different sound than the first one. I originally liked the more rocking take on the songs on Hatful, but lately Ive been loving the organ sound on Reel Around the Fountain and the kind of dirge like feeling on the first album.
     
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  7. Man at C&A

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    Of course! I have that show on DVD.
     
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  8. markreed

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  9. Sear

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    35£ for a VG+ copy and 25£ for a VG one.

    No thanks. I'll stick with my Portuguese LP
     
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  10. bataclan2002

    bataclan2002 All You Need Is Now.

    For me it was my introduction to The Smiths. Weird I never got the debut or Meat is Murder but went straight for Hatful because it seemed to have everything + How Soon. I tend think of it as the first album.
     
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  11. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

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    No one is forcing you to buy them.
     
  12. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

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    Hatful Of Hollow was released before Meat Is Murder.
     
  13. markreed

    markreed Forum Resident

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    The Spanish and Portugese pressings are more than OK. The vinyl might be slightly thinner (from memory, I haven't played mine in 10 years), but that's it.
     
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