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Post 29-Sep-2006 04:03

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Smiths fans,
I would like to get the thoughts of some of you about U.S. President George Bush.
Just kidding. :D
But I would like to solicit opinions of the hard to acquire Smiths b-sides and other rare non-album tracks.
I have purchased all the original CD releases years ago and recently have been buying the CD singles that are available with non-album tracks. Or at least the ones that are still affordable off sites like eBay and gemm.com.
I have seen other bands with notable b-sides catalogs have b-side collection bootlegs put out by fans. Are there any Smiths bootlegs that collect all the rare b-sides? Or if anyone knows ones that maybe have some of them, a track here, a track there kind of thing.
I offer the usual fig leaf that if such an official release existed I would purchase it in a minute but cannot see parting with over a hundred dollars each (U.S.) for a 3 or four track single CD that I only need one track off of. The band sees none of this money. I am not a collector of the physical releases, I just would like to hear the tracks.
It is unfortunate that the Smiths haven't had a back catalog remaster with extra tracks added or at least a box set of rarities issued. Even putting these hard to find tracks on itunes would be a great idea as I would happily pay the $0.99 for each of them, hell I would pay more than that per song up to a point.
There is also the situation with some of the early b-sides and rare tracks never having been issued digitally. I don't have a turntable set-up these days either.
Just curious if any other fans find this somewhat frustrating. I may never be able to track down everything that was put out, although it would be cool, so in the meantime I will continue to enjoy this great site and all the shows that have been shared.
Huge thanks also to DavidA for creating this place and all the fans who have shared their shows.
oZ
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Post 29-Sep-2006 08:25 (after 4 hours)

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Without reading the full back catalogue i can't think of many b-sides that aren't available on CD.
"The Draize Train", "I Keep Mind Hidden", "Work Is A Four Letter Word", are 3 tracks that i'm not sure have been released on CD, maybe the live cover of James' "What's the world" too, and "Handsome Devil" live at Hacienda from the Hand In Glove 7".
None of which i'd say are essential releases, i have them and i've not listened to them in ages.
So long as you've got Louder Than Bombs and Hatful Of Hollow and the This Charming Man and There Is A Light That Never Goes Out reissue CDs you've got pretty much all the essential b-sides. This Charming Man having "Jeane" and "Wonderful Woman" and a slightly different "Accept Yourself" and There Is A Light having the Sandie Shaw versions.
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Post 29-Sep-2006 08:32 (after 7 minutes)

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http://www.passionsjustlikemine.com/disc/smiths-d50sath.htm
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Post 29-Sep-2006 13:55 (after 5 hours)

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Without reading the full back catalogue i can't think of many b-sides that aren't available on CD.
"The Draize Train", "I Keep Mind Hidden", "Work Is A Four Letter Word", are 3 tracks that i'm not sure have been released on CD, maybe the live cover of James' "What's the world" too, and "Handsome Devil" live at Hacienda from the Hand In Glove 7".
None of which i'd say are essential releases, i have them and i've not listened to them in ages.
So long as you've got Louder Than Bombs and Hatful Of Hollow and the This Charming Man and There Is A Light That Never Goes Out reissue CDs you've got pretty much all the essential b-sides. This Charming Man having "Jeane" and "Wonderful Woman" and a slightly different "Accept Yourself" and There Is A Light having the Sandie Shaw versions.
I do have all the releases you mention. And my recently acquired cd single for Sweet and Tender Hooligan has "Work is a Four-Letter Word" and two other b-sides. But the completist instinct in me has an interest in hearing everything the band released.
Its the same instinct that drives me to download multiple live recording with very similar setlists and the same songs played many times over. :D
The "Charming Man," "There is A Light" and "Sweet and Tender" CD singles were not too pricey on the aftermarket and were easy to track down. The CD singles or rare CD releases that have moved into the higher cost range include the "Stop Me if You Heard This One Before (Japan)," "Handsome Devils (collection of b-sides)," "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" and "The Headmaster Ritual."
And there still are some earlier ones that have not been released digitally.
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Post 29-Sep-2006 18:53 (after 4 hours)

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I started putting together all the B-Sides etc. My CD and vinyl collection is pretty large, but I stopped when the rarities were getting expensive. My tracks are sourced from original CD and is missing 18 tracks according to Stephane, four of which I've got on vinyl but have yet to convert.
Rarities I'm looking for are:
[code:1]Barbarism Begins At Home (Edit) from Barbarism CD Single
Girl Afraid (Live - Glasgow) from Department Of Enjoyment Cassette (NME Various Artists compilation)
The Headmaster Ritual (Phil Brown Edit) from US/Canada HSIN 7"
How Soon Is Now (Other Edit) from UK Buzz #004
How Soon Is Now (Alternate Take) from Italian 12" of William
I Don't Owe You Anything (Sandie Shaw - Saturday Live) from Cool About You BBC Sessions CD
Jeane (Sandie Shaw - Saturday Live) from Cool About You BBC Sessions CD
Miserable Lie (Live - Oxford) from Canadian/Dutch Rough Trade Sampler
Shakespeare's Sister (Live - Hollywood Palladium) from Rarities Vol 2 CD
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (Edit) from German Some Girls 12"
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (Without Fade-In) from Oz Queen Is Dead CD (Festival or CBS release)
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before (European) from German Single (not CD)
William It Was Really Nothing (Live - Oxford) from 12" test pressing of the "Meat Is Murder" aborted live EP
Work Is A Four Letter Word (Edit) from 7" single of "Girlfriend In A Coma"[/code:1]
Italian William is currently on ebay. Anyone just got paid?
Tracks I already have are:
[code:1]The Smiths - A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours.flac
The Smiths - Accept Yourself (Jensen).flac
The Smiths - Accept Yourself.flac
The Smiths - Ask (Rank).flac
The Smiths - Ask (Single - Very Best).flac
The Smiths - Ask (Single).flac
The Smiths - Ask.flac
The Smiths - Asleep.flac
The Smiths - Back To The Old House (Peel).flac
The Smiths - Back To The Old House.flac
The Smiths - Barbarism Begins At Home.flac
The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again (Rank).flac
The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again.flac
The Smiths - Cemetry Gates (Rank).flac
The Smiths - Cemetry Gates.flac
The Smiths - Death At One's Elbow.flac
The Smiths - Death Of A Disco Dancer.flac
The Smiths - Frankly Mr Shankly.flac
The Smiths - Girl Afraid.flac
The Smiths - Girlfriend In A Coma.flac
The Smiths - Golden Lights.flac
The Smiths - Half A Person.flac
The Smiths - Hand In Glove (Album).flac
The Smiths - Hand In Glove (Live London).flac
The Smiths - Hand In Glove (Sandie Shaw - Steven Street).flac
The Smiths - Hand In Glove (Sandie Shaw).flac
The Smiths - Hand In Glove (Single).flac
The Smiths - Handsome Devil (Live - Manchester).flac
The Smiths - Handsome Devil (Peel).flac
The Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now.flac
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now (Fade-Out).flac
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now.flac
The Smiths - I Don't Owe You Anything (Sandie Shaw).flac
The Smiths - I Don't Owe You Anything.flac
The Smiths - I Keep Mine Hidden.flac
The Smiths - I Know It's Over (Rank).flac
The Smiths - I Know It's Over.flac
The Smiths - I Started Something I Couldn't Finish.flac
The Smiths - I Want The One I Can't Have.flac
The Smiths - I Won't Share You.flac
The Smiths - Is It Really So Strange (Rank).flac
The Smiths - Is It Really So Strange.flac
The Smiths - Jeane (Sandie Shaw - Longer).flac
The Smiths - Jeane (Sandie Shaw).flac
The Smiths - Jeane.flac
The Smiths - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (Edit).flac
The Smiths - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me.flac
The Smiths - London (Rank).flac
The Smiths - London.flac
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (Live - Oxford).flac
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder.flac
The Smiths - Miserable Lie (Peel).flac
The Smiths - Miserable Lie.flac
The Smiths - Money Changes Everything.flac
The Smiths - Never Had No One Ever.flac
The Smiths - Nowhere Fast (Live - Oxford).flac
The Smiths - Nowhere Fast (Peel).flac
The Smiths - Nowhere Fast.flac
The Smiths - Oscillate Wildly.flac
The Smiths - Paint A Vulgar Picture.flac
The Smiths - Panic (Rank).flac
The Smiths - Panic.flac
The Smiths - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want.flac
The Smiths - Pretty Girls Make Graves (Troy Tate).flac
The Smiths - Pretty Girls Make Graves.flac
The Smiths - Reel Around The Fountain (Peel).flac
The Smiths - Reel Around The Fountain.flac
The Smiths - Rubber Ring (Asleep Segue).flac
The Smiths - Rubber Ring.flac
The Smiths - Rusholme Ruffians (Peel).flac
The Smiths - Rusholme Ruffians (Rank).flac
The Smiths - Rusholme Ruffians.flac
The Smiths - Shakespeare's Sister.flac
The Smiths - Sheila Take A Bow.flac
The Smiths - Shoplifters Of The World Unite.flac
The Smiths - Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (Live - London).flac
The Smiths - Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others.flac
The Smiths - Still Ill (Peel).flac
The Smiths - Still Ill (Rank).flac
The Smiths - Still Ill.flac
The Smiths - Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before.flac
The Smiths - Stretch Out And Wait (Alternate Take).flac
The Smiths - Stretch Out And Wait (Live - Oxford).flac
The Smiths - Stretch Out And Wait.flac
The Smiths - Suffer Little Children.flac
The Smiths - Sweet And Tender Hooligan (Peel).flac
The Smiths - That Joke Isn't Funny Any More (Edit).flac
The Smiths - That Joke Isn't Funny Any More.flac
The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (Album).flac
The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (Rank).flac
The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (Single).flac
The Smiths - The Draize Train (Rank).flac
The Smiths - The Draize Train.flac
The Smiths - The Hand That Rocks The Cradle.flac
The Smiths - The Headmaster Ritual.flac
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (Blighty).flac
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (Rank).flac
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead.flac
The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.flac
The Smiths - These Things Take Time (Jensen).flac
The Smiths - These Things Take Time.flac
The Smiths - This Charming Man (London).flac
The Smiths - This Charming Man (Manchester).flac
The Smiths - This Charming Man (New York Instrumental).flac
The Smiths - This Charming Man (New York).flac
The Smiths - This Charming Man (Original Single Version).flac
The Smiths - This Charming Man (Peel).flac
The Smiths - This Charming Man (Single Remix).flac
The Smiths - This Night Has Opened My Eyes.flac
The Smiths - Unhappy Birthday.flac
The Smiths - Unloveable.flac
The Smiths - Vicar In A Tutu (Rank).flac
The Smiths - Vicar In A Tutu.flac
The Smiths - Well I Wonder.flac
The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make (Edit).flac
The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make (Peel).flac
The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make.flac
The Smiths - What She Said (Rank).flac
The Smiths - What She Said.flac
The Smiths - What's The World (Live - Glasgow).flac
The Smiths - William It Was Really Nothing (Peel).flac
The Smiths - William It Was Really Nothing.flac
The Smiths - Wonderful Woman.flac
The Smiths - Work Is A Four Letter Word.flac
The Smiths - You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby (Louder Than Bombs).flac
The Smiths - You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby.flac
The Smiths - You've Got Everything Now (Jensen).flac
The Smiths - You've Got Everything Now.flac[/code:1]
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Post 29-Sep-2006 22:50 (after 3 hours)

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I've got the German "Some Girls" Orange Vinyl 12".
Haven't played it in a long long time, i may give it a go as i've either forgotten or never noticed that it was an edit of the album track.
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Post 29-Sep-2006 23:55 (after 1 hour 4 minutes)

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[code:1]The Smiths - Hand In Glove (Sandie Shaw - Steven Street).flac
The Smiths - Rubber Ring (Asleep Segue).flac
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead.flac
The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make (Edit).flac[/code:1]
These I don't have, while seconding the majority of your requests.
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Post 28-Apr-2008 17:44 (after 1 year 6 months)

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Hi,
Would anybody mind sending a link (or seeding) of the Draize Train (Panic b-side, not Rank version)? I can't find it anywhere. While I'm at it, the only other b-side I can't track down is Handsome Devil (live, b-side to Hand In Glove) - anybody?
Thanks.. :)
W
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Post 28-Apr-2008 22:17 (after 4 hours)

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Register with this site and you may be pleasantly surprised....
http://mozsmiths.forumotion.com/index.htm
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Post 03-May-2008 17:27 (after 4 days)

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Thanks SweetFA... nice find. :)
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Post 17-Jan-2009 18:23 (after 8 months 14 days)

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Hi, can anyone tell me, if the phil-brown-edits of headmaster and how soon is now are part of a boot-compilation? Or is there no other way to get these tracks by hoping to find them on eil.com or ebay?
thx
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Post 15-Feb-2009 18:52 (after 29 days)

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There's some links at the mo over on solo
Complete (damn near) non lp tracks - download in 7 parts:
http://forums.morrissey-solo.com/showthread.php?t=95966
http://forums.morrissey-solo.com/showthread.php?t=95967
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Post 18-Feb-2009 07:34 (after 2 days 12 hours)

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Thanks for the links!!!
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Post 23-Feb-2009 08:13 (after 5 days)

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What's the story behind the extended Bigmouth Strikes Again?
Didn't know that even existed (though i found it quite annoying personally!)
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Post 23-Feb-2009 14:58 (after 6 hours)

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What's the story behind the extended Bigmouth Strikes Again?
Didn't know that even existed (though i found it quite annoying personally!)
It's a fake.
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