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Morrissey and Marr collaborate for Smiths hits and rarities compilation

The pair have both worked on the new release

Former Smiths singer and guitarist Morrissey and Johnny Marr are set to release a compilation of their old band’s rarities in November.

Morrissey came up with the title of the compilation – ‘The Sound Of The Smiths’ – while Marr supervised the mastering of the album.

The album will be available as either a one-disc or two-disc version. The one-disc version contains 23 of the band’s singles or would-be singles – including songs such as ‘Still Ill’ and ‘You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby’, which were originally intended to be singles but didn’t end up getting released as such.

The second disc will contain 22 songs, including rare B-sides and live recordings. Included on the disc are the Troy Tate-produced ‘Pretty Girls Make Graves’, a cover of James’ ‘What’s The World’, and a live version of ‘Meat Is Murder’, the title track of The Smiths’ 1985 UK Number One album.

Both discs will be available to download as well as being released on physical formats.

The full tracklisting of ‘The Sound Of The Smiths’ will be:

Disc One:

‘Hand In Glove’
‘This Charming Man’
‘What Difference Does It Make? (John Peel Session)’
‘Still Ill’
‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now’
‘William, It Was Really Nothing’
‘How Soon Is Now? (12-inch vinyl version)’
‘Nowhere Fast’
‘Shakespeare’s Sister’
‘Barbarism Begins At Home (seven-inch vinyl version)’
‘That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore’
‘The Headmaster Ritual’
‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’
‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’
‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’
‘You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby’
‘Shoplifters of the World Unite’
‘Sheila Take a Bow’
‘Girlfriend in a Coma’
‘I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish’
‘Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me’

Disc Two:

‘Handsome Devil (Live)’
‘This Charming Man (New York Vocal)’
‘Wonderful Woman’
‘Back To The Old House’
‘These Things Take Time’
‘Girl Afraid’
‘Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want’
‘Stretch Out And Wait’
‘Oscillate Wildly’
‘Meat Is Murder (Live)’
‘Money Changes Everything’
‘The Queen Is Dead’
‘Vicar In A Tutu’
‘Cemetry Gates’
‘Half A Person’
‘Sweet And Tender Hooligan’
‘Pretty Girls Make Graves (Troy Tate Demo)’
‘Stop me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before’
‘What’s The World? (Live)’
‘London (Live)’