"The Complete Picture"
November/December 1992


This Charming Man
What Difference Does It Make?
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
How Soon Is Now?
Shoplifters Of The World Unite
Girlfriend In A Coma
Sheila Take A Bow
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
The Queen Is Dead / There Is A Light That Never Goes Out / Panic

UK/Europe VHS [Warner Music Vision 91155-3]
Australia VHS [Warner Australia 91155-3]
Australia DVD [Warner Australia 91155-2]
Brazil VHS [WEA 10010-3]
Canada VHS [Warner/Reprise 3-38330]
Germany/Europe DVD [Warner Music Vision 91155-2]
Japan VHS [WEA WMV5-7028]
Japan VHS [1997 reissue on WEA WPVR-77]
Japan LD [WEA LD: WML5-7028]
Japan LD [1997 reissue on WEA WPLR-77]
Japan DVD [2000 WEA WPBR-90017]
Japan DVD [2001 reissue on WEA WPBR-90120]
Japan DVD [2002 reissue on WEA WPBR-90205]
Japan DVD [2004 reissue on WEA WPBR-90323]
USA VHS [Warner/Reprise 3-38330]
USA VCD [Warner/Reprise 38330-2]
USA DVD [Warner/Reprise 38330-2]


Additional information:
"What Difference Does It Make", "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now", "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side", "Shoplifters Of The World Unite" and "Sheila Take A Bow" are not videos, but appearances on UK television programme Top Of The Pops. The footage has the studio version of the songs dubbed over and the song titles appear over the first few seconds of each track, probably to hide the host and remove his introduction of the band as well as the crowd cheers.

Original copies of the Europe DVD were packaged in a soft plastic case while reissues were packaged in a hard plastic one of the same size.


Artwork information:
The USA and Canadian artwork was designed by Morrissey. The front photo is of Richard Davalos from "East Of Eden" (the same source as the USA/Canada "Best...I"). It is a studio outtake, from a different angle not used in the film. The hand is James Dean's.

For the rest of the world, the front artwork was produced from a Dennis Hopper photo of man and woman sitting side by side at a table. It is titled "Biker Couple" and is taken from his 1986 collection "Out Of The Sixties". It is 'the complete picture' joining the two halves used for "Best...I" and "Best...II" albums. This is the only explanation for the title because the compilation doesn't include all Smiths videos and shouldn't therefore be titled "The Complete Picture".


Additional release date information:
UK video: November 1992
Australia video: 30 November 1992
USA/Canada video: 8 December 1992
Japan laserdisc reissue: 25 December 1997
USA DVD: 4 April 2000
UK DVD: 10 April 2000
Japanese dvds: 24 May 2000, November 2001, 1 November 2002 and 9 June 2004
Australia dvd: 1 July 2000


Chart peak information:
UK: 1


Germany: A promotional video titled "Warner Highlights Herbst 1992" included snippets from "The Complete Picture".

Japan: The promotional edition of the 1997 re-release on laserdisc is promo-marked on the 'label' and has a promo sticker on the back of the sleeve (confirmation needed). The promo version of the original DVD edition from 2000 has a white and red promo sticker over the barcode on the back and is promo-stamped on the DVD's inner rim.

Switzerland: An electronic press kit promoting this compilation was distributed on videocassette at the time of its release. A 12-track promo video compilation featuring videos not on "The Complete Picture" has been reported. This may or may not be the same as the video compilation titled "Montreux Reel" (MON067/14081) which featured material from "The Complete Picture" plus the videos for "I Started Something I Couldn't Finish", "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side", "Ask" (live) and "Shoplifters Of The World Unite".

USA: An advance copy of this video compilation was distributed inside a black die-cut card slipcase. A 2-track promo video (Warner 071086) featuring the videos for "How Soon Is Now?" and "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side" is assumed to have been produced to promote this release although it could also have been meant to promote the "Best...I" and "Best...II" compilations. It could also date back to 1985.