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The Smiths - So This Is America album

The Smiths - So This Is America album

  • Performer: The Smiths
  • Genre: Rock / Pop
  • Title: So This Is America
  • Released: 1986
  • Style: Indie Rock
  • Country: US
  • MP3 version size: 1936 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1202 mb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 631


Album's Title: The Smiths Artist: The Smiths Year: 1984 Genre: Post Punk Tracks: 1-Reel Around The Fountain (00:00) 2-You've Got Everything Now (05:57).

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The Smiths is the eponymous debut studio album by English rock band the Smiths, released on 20 February 1984 by Rough Trade Records. After the original production by Troy Tate was felt to be inadequate, John Porter re-recorded the album in London, Manchester and Stockport during breaks in the band's UK tour during September 1983. The album was well received by critics and listeners, and reached number two on the UK Albums Chart, staying on the chart for 33 weeks

This Is America" is a song by American rapper Childish Gambino. Written by Donald Glover, Ludwig Göransson, and Jeffery Lamar Williams, and produced by Glover and Göransson, it was released on May 5, 2018, at the same time that Gambino was hosting that day's episode of Saturday Night Live.

One of the more subtle visual cues, the Confederate-style trousers are visible in almost every scene in "This Is America". In US History, Confederate soldiers fought to keep slaves from being freed, ultimately losing out to Union forces in 1865. The trousers are, perhaps, a nod to this time period, a subtle but persistent reminder of America's complicated relationship with Confederate monuments and the remnants of slavery.

Morrissey of The Smiths performs on stage at Brixton Academy in 1986. Picture: Peter Images. Morrissey and Johnny Marr brought the curtain down on the legendary Manchester band in December 1986 - how did they end their magnificent career? On 12 December 1986, The Smiths performed a show at London’s Brixton Academy - little did they know it would be their last proper gig. Apart from some TV and radio appearances, the Brixton show marked the last time - to date - that the four members of The Smiths have appeared on stage together.

Released via pioneering British indie Rough Trade (and Sire in America), "The Smiths" introduced the quartet as one ready to turn rock music on its head. Morrissey's lyrics defied the traditional machismo roles of rock vocalists and probed into scandalous territory that often offended the more conservative media in Margaret Thatcher-era England. Morrissey Signs Deal With Harvest Records. Musically, this is a fairly standard Smiths song, with Andy Rourke's strutting bass line high in the mix, leading the jangle melody. 11. Suffer Little Children. Of all the tortured lyrics Morrissey wrote for the Smiths' first album, those of its final track may be the most harrowing.

The image of The Smiths outside Salford Lads' Club that graces the inner sleeve of their classic album The Queen is Dead. When it comes to iconic modern albums, they don’t come more celebrated than The Smiths The Queen is Dead. Iconic both in its music and the gatefold album cover. Last year saw 30 years since its release on 16 June 1986, where it soon became an instant classic. The type of album that fans would listen to on repeat until, well, they still are listening to it. It was an album that was witty, dramatic, and.

Released June 16, 1986. The Queen Is Dead Tracklist. 1. The Queen is Dead Lyrics. The original kings of British mope rock could have earned that title on the basis of this album alone. The Queen Is Dead Q&A.

the smiths quite easily. i really like a handful of the cure songs, but the smiths is one of those bands where i've listened to pretty much everything they've done repeatedly. i can't think of any good songs by The Smiths. i like Quicksand's cover of How Soon Is Now though, it's better than the original lol. InspectaDekka. I feel considering how most forums such as Era are very much America-centric in terms of user population, The Cure will easily win because they got big stateside and The Smiths, while still well-known for being the band Morrissey was in before he went solo in America, is quite niche. The Cure however just have such incredible variety and have absolutely powerful songs in terms of structure, songwriting and lyricism.


A1 Intro
A2 How Soon Is Now
A3 Hand In Glove
A4 I Want The One I Can't Have
A5 Still Ill
A6 Frankly Mr Shankley
A7 Panic
B1 Never Had No-One Ever
B2 Stretch Out And Wait
B3 The Boy With A Thorn In His Side
B4 Cemetery Gates
B5 What She Said
B6 Is It Really So Strange?
C1 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
C2 That Joke Isn't Funny Any More
C3 The Queen Is Dead
C4 Money Changes Everything
D1 I Know It's Over
D2 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
D3 Big Mouth Strikes Again
D4 What She Said
D5 Wire (by U2)


  • Bass Guitar – Andy Rourke
  • Drums – Mike Joyce
  • Lead Guitar – Johnny Marr
  • Voice – Morrissey


Unknown amount released in plain white jacket with record label hole. These copies have a 7"x7" paper insert of cover & the "How Soon Is Now?" 2nd lp record label on all 4 sides of the double-lp.

Live audience-recorded bootleg. Sleeve incorrectly lists venue as "The Greatwood Theatre, Massachusetts." Actual venue was known at the time as the Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts (commonly "Great Woods," now the Xfinity Center) in Mansfield, Massachusetts. This performance occurred on August 5th, 1986 and was the first US date of their 1986 "Queen is Dead" tour.

The final two tracks (D4 'What She Said' & D5 'Wire' by U2) are not from this performance, but rather were taken from the Various - NME Readers' Poll Winners '84 EP, almost certainly to round out the final side at the pressing plant.

Multiple titles are misidentified on the labels.

Printed on back cover: "Recorded before a live audience at the Great Woods Theatre, Mansfield, Mass. USA. Engineered by Al Sykes. Made in the EEC. (P) & (C) 1986 Indecency Records"

On back cover: large sticker with B/W photograph of Morrissey and track listing (same misquoted titles). LTD. Edition.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): L101 - A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): L101 - B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched): L101 - C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched): L101 - D
  • Other (# on back cover sleeve): IND 102

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DEL101 The Smiths Live In The USA ‎(2xLP, Unofficial) Delco DEL101 US 1986



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Interesting note about the sticker. My copy seems to be missing it. There is a large blank rectangle on the back cover where I'm assuming the sticker should be. It's perfectly smooth with no signs of residue so it was probably never applied.