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The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come album download
The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come album download
Performer: The Smiths
Title: Strangeways, Here We Come
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Rating: 4.3/5
Format: MP3 FLAC MMF RA ASF DXD FLAC TTA AA
FLAC size: 1501 mb | MP3 size: 1192 mb | WMA size: 1343 mb
Genre: Pop

Strangeways, Here We Come is the fourth and final studio album by English rock band the Smiths. Released on 28 September 1987 (several months after their disbandment) by Rough Trade Records, it reached number two on the UK Albums Chart, staying in the chart for 17 weeks. All of the songs were composed by Johnny Marr, with lyrics written and sung by Morrissey

Strangeways, Here We Come is the last album released by The Smiths. The album was recorded at Wood Hall studios in Beckington – allowing for a more relaxed recording process. Marr insisted on avoiding the usual Smiths formula and sought inspiration from The Beatles' The Beatles (aka the White Album). The result is the band’s most musically rich album. Strangeways, Here We Come Q&A.

Strangeways, Here We Come The Smiths. 1. A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours. 2. I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish. 3. Death of a Disco Dancer. 4. Girlfriend in a Coma. 5. Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before. 6. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me. 7. Unhappy Birthday.

Strangeways, Here We Come is the fourth and final studio album by The Smiths, originally released in 1987. The album takes its title from Manchester's notorious (and now renamed) Strangeways Prison, whilst the line "Borstal, here we come" is taken from the film Billy Liar. All of the songs on the album were composed by Johnny Marr, with lyrics written and sung by Morrissey. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.

Recorded as the relationship between Morrissey and Johnny Marr was beginning to splinter, Strangeways, Here We Come is the most carefully considered and elaborately produced album in the group's catalog. Though it aspires greatly to better The Queen Is Dead, it falls just short of its goals. With producer Stephen Street, the Smiths created a subtly shaded and skilled album, one boasting a fuller production than before. Morrissey and Marr also labored hard over the songs, working to expand the Smiths' sound within their very real boundaries. For the most part, they succeed.

September 28th, 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of 'Strangeways Here We Come', the fourth and final album from one of Britain's greatest bands of all time, The Smiths. While both Morrissey and Johnny Marr considered the album to be the best output of the band's relatively short time together, it also marked the end of the band, with Marr leaving shortly before the LP's release.

the fourth best Smiths album is world’s better than some groups’ best records. I was a big fan of the Smiths when they were together but don’t listen to the band any more. In my honest opinion ‘Strangeways Here We Come’ has always been a problematic album. When I first heard it I was waiting for a killer track but it never arrived. I thought my disappointment at the album might be short-lived.

Tracklist

1 A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
2 I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
3 Death Of A Disco Dancer
4 Girlfriend In A Coma
5 Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
6 Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
7 Unhappy Birthday
8 Paint A Vulgar Picture
9 Death At One's Elbow
10 I Won't Share You

Notes

Green Cover Title
Prune CD

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4509-91899-2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ROUGH 106 The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come ‎(LP, Album) Rough Trade ROUGH 106 UK 1987
460230 4 The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come ‎(Cass, Album) Rough Trade 460230 4 Australia 1987
ROUGH 106 The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come ‎(LP, Album, TP) Rough Trade ROUGH 106 Sweden 1987
TC-VG 50300 The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come ‎(Cass, Album) Rough Trade TC-VG 50300 Greece 1987
4509-9 1899-2, 91899 The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come ‎(CD, Album) WEA, Hed-Arzi 4509-9 1899-2, 91899 Israel 1994

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours 2:59
A2 I Started Something I Couldn't Finish 3:46
A3 Death Of A Disco Dancer
Piano – Morrissey
5:24
A4 Girlfriend In A Coma 2:02
A5 Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before 3:31
B1 Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me 5:04
B2 Unhappy Birthday 2:43
B3 Paint A Vulgar Picture 5:33
B4 Death At One's Elbow 1:59
B5 I Won't Share You 2:45

Credits

  • Arranged By [Strings And Saxophone] – Johnny Marr
  • Bass Guitar – Andy Rourke
  • Coordinator [Art] – Jo Slee
  • Drums – Mike Joyce
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Steve Williams
  • Guitar, Piano – Johnny Marr
  • Layout – Caryn Gough
  • Lyrics By [Words] – Morrissey
  • Mastered By – Tim Young
  • Music By – Johnny Marr
  • Other [Cover Star] – Richard Davalos
  • Photography By – Steve Wright*
  • Producer – Johnny Marr, Morrissey, Stephen Street
  • Strings, Saxophone – Orchestrazia Ardwick
  • Voice, Artwork By [Sleeve] – Morrissey

Notes

Recorded at The Wool Hall, Bath, spring 1987.

℗ 1987 Rough Trade Records Ltd
© 1987 Warner Bros Music Ltd.
Made In England
Licensed from Rough Trade Records, Marketed by Megadisc
Comes in greenish inner sleeve (with photo (of Richard Davalos?)) with lyrics and data. Images of the inner are reversed compared to the UK LP release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 5661

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ROUGH 106 The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come ‎(LP, Album) Rough Trade ROUGH 106 UK 1987
460230 4 The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come ‎(Cass, Album) Rough Trade 460230 4 Australia 1987
ROUGH 106 The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come ‎(LP, Album, TP) Rough Trade ROUGH 106 Sweden 1987
TC-VG 50300 The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come ‎(Cass, Album) Rough Trade TC-VG 50300 Greece 1987
4509-9 1899-2, 91899 The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come ‎(CD, Album) WEA, Hed-Arzi 4509-9 1899-2, 91899 Israel 1994


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