The Smiths Remastered Albums for September Release

  • September will see the release of all the Smiths albums.

    Johnny Marr and master engineer Frank Arkwright have re-mastered the whole catalogue.

    The Smiths (Studio, 1984)

    Hatful Of Hollow (Compilation, 1984)

    Meat Is Murder (Studio, 1985)

    The Queen Is Dead (Studio, 1986)

    The World Won’t Listen (Compilation, 1987)

    Strangeways, Here We Come (Studio, 1987)

    Louder Than Bombs (Compilation, 1987)

    Rank (Live, 1988)

    Johnny has been quoted as saying.

    “I’m very happy that the remastered versions of The Smiths albums are finally coming out.

    I  wanted to get them sounding right and remove any processing so that they now sound as they did

    when they were originally made. I’m pleased with the results.”

    July 27th, 2011 | admin | 6 Comments |

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  • [...] to return the records to as near their original sound as possible. The guitarist explained on his official website, “I’m very happy that the remastered versions of The Smiths albums are finally coming [...]

  • Johnny Marr is an amazing musician!

  • This is such great news. I think the 80s was a poor decade for sound reproduction and many albums I bought suffered at the hands of so-so producers or bad equipment.
    The Smiths albums are historically important pieces and are finally receiving the TLC they deserve. Right, where’s the queue?
    Thank you Johnny.

    Best wishes

  • Looking forward to hearing ‘The Smiths’ as I always felt [in spite of it being a great record], it was obviously released under produced.

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  • Wonderful news! Don’t care much about “reissue-repackage” if it’s done right. Hopefully we’ll finally be able to listen to The Smiths as originally intended by the master. Can’t wait!

    Also, some demo songs and 2 new instrumentals from a bootleg were leaked earlier this year, with good quality, and I was delighted. Your thoughts on this? Are there any more of these available?

    Any possibility of releasing your selection of this “rare” and “unheard-of” material? I would buy everything…You sir are a genius.