The Smiths
The Complete Story
by Mick Middles


Published by Omnibus Press, 1985
ISBN: 0-7119-0693-9
This was the first ever biography of the Smiths, simply titled "The Smiths". Beware, it is not very informative and contains quite a few inaccuracies. 95p. This book was reprinted after the split of the band under the new title "The Smiths, The Complete Story" (see below).

Updated edition

Published by Omnibus Press, 1988
ISBN: 0-7119-1427-3
This second edition published after the end of the band includes the part of the Smiths story that came after the publication of the first edition, including the break-up. The book still contains many inaccuracies. 128 p.

Japanese edition

Published by CBS/Sony Japan, 1988
ISBN: 7897-0392-4
Japanese translation of the above (even though Mick Middles' name does not appear on the front). 136 pages of rare on-stage / studio / private photos of the band as well as an illustrated discography.

German edition: "Die Authentische Biographie"

Published by Sonnentanz-Verlag in Germany in 1989.
ISBN: 3-926794-02-X