"The Very Best Of The Smiths"
4 June 2001
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (single mix)
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Ask (single version, slightly longer)
Bigmouth Strikes Again
How Soon Is Now?
This Charming Man
What Difference Does It Make?
William, It Was Really Nothing
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Girlfriend In A Coma
Hand In Glove(John Porter version)
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
I Know It's Over
Sheila Take A Bow
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
Shoplifters Of The World Unite
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (edit)
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Argentina CD [Warner Music Argentina 8573 88948 2]
Australia CD [WEA 8573 88948 2]
Brazil CD [WEA 8573 88948 2 (?)]
Germany/Europe CD [WEA 8573 88948 2]
Japan CD [WEA WPCR-13036]
Taiwan CD [Warner Music Taiwan 0010072]
This is more or less the "Singles" album repackaged with five more tracks after the latter compilation went out of print in Europe and other WEA territories.
Cover artist is Charles Hawtrey star of many Carry On films. This is one of the few releases for which Morrissey had nothing to do with the artwork design.
Additional release date information:
Australia: 1 October 2001
Japan: 8 March 2006
Chart peak information:
(reentered chart in June 2003 and reached #90)
UK: Gold UK on 16 January 2004
UK: The album was promoted via a 30 second television ad.
Europe: Stock cds with a promo sticker on the back were used to promote the album in certain countries such as the UK and perhaps Germany.
Mexico: "Panic" was included on a various artists promo cd titled "2001" which was distributed by WEA at the time of release of this compilation.