Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Smiths - The Rare Tracks on Vinyl and Unaired BBC Broadacsts + Extras

Since the people who have commented and sent e-mails seem to be mostly Smiths?morrissey and quite polite I will put some rare Smiths goodies on just for them, This one I have only had a few years but it is a favorite for sure.

(Summary very well done at read below.

Double cd set. CD1 features 22 b-sides and rare officially released non-album tracks while CD2 features the unbroadcast BBC documentary from 1992 comprising 12 Peel and Jensen sessions as well as interviews of Morrissey, Marr and contributors. Over the 2 cds this includes the Peel sessions of "William It Was Really Nothing", "Rusholme Ruffians" and "Nowhere Fast" from the "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" cd-single, the Peel sessions of "What Difference Does It Make?", "Handsome Devil", "This Charming Man" and "Back To The Old House" and the Jensen sessions of "These Things Take Time" from "Hatful Of Hollow" and the Peel session of "Is It Really So Strange?" available on "Louder Than Bombs". The Jensen sessions of "Pretty Girls Make Graves" and "Reel Around The Fountain" and the Peel sessions of "How Soon Is Now?" and "Half A Person" are unavailable on any official release and are the only reason one should get this bootleg.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Links in the comments.


DaddyRich said...

Disc 1

Disc 2

Jim said...

thank you fr all your Smiths posts.
But it seems to have a credit problem on the track list. Could you tell me who is the girl singing on the last 3 tracks of the "vinyl rarities and radio session" (is it K. Mc Call ? doesn't sound like her..) Anyway fantastic

Thanx and keep on keepin on...


Anonymous said...

the last three tracks are by sandie shaw with the smiths as the back up band (and moz on backing vocals). this was released as a 12" back in 1984.

Jay Roller said...

More a question, really - what is it with the supposed interview track on this bootleg? I'd procured it elsewhere a while ago, and have also donwloaded yours (and thank you for a cracking blog!) and it's the same. Track 22, the "Unbroadcast BBC Interview" is a 3 minute pop song... Any ideas? Does the BBC broadcast really exist anywhere?

Ta for readin gmy question/rant!