"Singles Box" [cd edition]|
29 June 2009
Hand in Glove (single version)
This Charming Man (Manchester)
This Charming Man (New York vocal mix)
What Difference Does It Make? (single edit)
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
William, It Was Really Nothing
How Soon Is Now?
Barbarism Begins At Home
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (album version)
Bigmouth Strikes Again
UK 12xcd5 box set [Warner UK/Rhino UK 2564-68921-7]
This box set compiles repressings on compact disc of the Smiths' first ten singles as originally released on 12" in the UK: "Hand In Glove", "This Charming Man", "What Difference Does It Make?", "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now", "William, It Was Really Nothing", "How Soon Is Now?", "Shakespeare's Sister", "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore", "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side" and "Bigmouth Strikes Again". It also includes a cd version of the "Barbarism Begins At Home" 12" which at the time was only released in Germany. Two different versions of the "This Charming Man" single are included, one featuring the songs that originally appeared on the 7" and the 12", and the other featuring the two versions of the song originally released on the deleted New York remix 12". Finally the set also includes a poster showing the artwork of all the singles in the box.
Unfortunately Rhino mistakenly used the album version of "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side" instead of the single one, and the alternate version of "Stretch Out And Wait" instead of the single one. Also, "Rubber Ring" and "Asleep" are separate tracks, the first doesn't segue into the second the way they did on the original 12" single and cd-single.
A 4-track cd-single (R2009DJ) featuring "This Charming Man" (New-York mix), "Bigmouth Strikes Again", "Jeane" and "Rubber Ring" was given away with the first 200 orders for this box set (view left).
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