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Film "Shoplifers of the World" U.S. release in 2021, U.S. Deal With RLJE Films - Variety

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Finally this film will be released in 2021.

AMC Networks-owned RLJE Films has swooped for U.S. rights to “Shoplifters of the World.”

Inspired by true events, “Shoplifters of the World” is set over the course of one night in the life of four friends who are reeling from the sudden dissolution of British band The Smiths. The same evening, a local radio station is also hijacked by an armed, impassioned Smiths fan, resulting in a madcap evening that sends up the spirit of the 1980s.

Starring Joe Manganiello (“Magic Mike”) as the radio DJ and Ellar Coltrane (“Boyhood”) as the hijacker, the film also stars Helena Howard (“Madeline’s Madeline”) and Elena Kampouris (“Before I Fall”). “Shoplifters of the World” is written and directed by Stephen Kijak (“We Are X”) and also features 20 tracks from The Smiths.

The U.K.’s...

Omega Auctions: October auction contains potentially unheard material

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I've only just got to this.

There are some really interesting cassettes listed in the auctions. Nerds assemble!

THE SMITHS - WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE/HAVE I - SMILE MUSIC LTD DEMO CASSETTE
What is the track Have I?

THE SMITHS - EDEN STUDIOS DEMO CASSETTE (BEFORE FIRST ALBUM)
Eden Studios was where the debut album was put together from the various studio...

Omega Auctions: memorabilia auction results (September 8, 2020)

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LotItemEstimateHammer
433MORRISSEY SIGNED LETTER£300 - £500£1,300
434THE SMITHS GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA POSTER£100 - £150£160
435THE GEOFF TRAVIS ARCHIVE - THE SMITHS MEMORABILIA£100 - £150£240
436THE GEOFF TRAVIS ARCHIVE - THE SMITHS SHEILA TAKE A BOW T-SHIRT£100 - £150£260
437THE GEOFF TRAVIS ARCHIVE - MORRISSEY T-SHIRTS£100 - £150£340
438THE GEOFF TRAVIS ARCHIVE - THE SMITHS MEMORABILIA£100 - £150£650
439THE GEOFF TRAVIS ARCHIVE - THE SMITHS MEMORABILIA£100 - £150£240
440THE GEOFF TRAVIS ARCHIVE - THE SMITHS...

Youtuber Professor Of Rock - How Morrissey and Marr of The Smiths Created a Classic

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Description:

Hey music junkies the Professor of Rock always here to celebrate the greatest artists and songs of all time with our latest edition of The New Standards. Morrissey and Johnny Marr of the Smiths wrote “There is A Light That Never Goes Out” while working on their 1986 masterpiece “The Queen Is Dead” this is the story of the classic song and it’s impact on our culture. Including commentary by Brendan Urie of Panic! at the Disco and Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October. A very personal and insightful video on the greatest band of the 80s.

Tim's Twitter Listening Party - "The Queen is Dead" with Mike Joyce (Sep. 12, 2020)

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On Saturday September 12th at 9pm, Tim Burgess's #TimsTwitterListeningParty will feature 'The Queen is Dead,' with commentary by Mike Joyce.



Posted by Nobody of importance:

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but here is a replay of the listening party in case you missed it live and want to read the tweets as you listen to the record.

Win Mike Joyce's Queen Is Dead Platinum Disc

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Raising money for the Back On Track charity


Excerpt:

A message from Mike:
"Hi folks, I’d like to invite you to be in with a chance of owning a unique piece of music memorabilia whilst also helping a charity I am involved with. I’ve been working with Back on Track for the last few years and I’m taking this opportunity to try and generate some much needed funding for the people they support in Manchester. Every penny that is raised from this venture will go towards the fantastic work that the charity does.

So here’s the story... I’ve been invited By Tim Burgess to play 'The Queen is Dead’ in its entirety at his now infamous Listening Parties and that was the catalyst to attempt to raise some money to coincide with the event.

The platinum disc was presented to me by Warner’s Music. It’s an extremely rare piece of music memorabilia and as such, it’s virtually impossible to quantify...

Smiths track features on Smash Hits vinyl for National Album Day (October 10, 2020)

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This will appeal to the oddity collectors:

As part of National Album Day 2020 (October 10, 2020), TIALTNGO features on one of the vinyl releases that day:

VARIOUS ARTISTS - Smash Hits 80s: Limited Edition Red Vinyl:

Side A:
1 New Order – Blue Monday
2 A-ha – Take On Me
3 Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf
4 The B-52’s – Love Shack
5 Bananarama - Venus
Side B:
1 Tina Turner – The Best
2 Simply Red – Holding Back The Years
3 The Cars – Drive
4 Pretenders – Don’t Get Me Wrong
5 Aztec Camera – Somewhere In My Heart
Side C:
1 The Smiths – There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
2 Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
3 Talking Heads – Road to Nowhere
4 The Stranglers – Golden Brown
5 Talk Talk – It’s My Life
Side D:
1 Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
2 Diana Ross – Chain Reaction
3 Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
4 Spandau Ballet – True
5 Brother Beyond – The Harder I Try

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Rolling Stone Italy: "The daring story of the Smiths' only Italian concert"

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Interesting interview with Paolo Bedini, the promoter who organised The Smiths' only ever concert in Italy on May 14, 1985 at the Tendastrisce in Rome. Sounds like it certainly wasn't an easy task to negotiate in the age of telex. And from Sarzana of all places...

Highlight from the article (translated via Google because my Italian is far too rusty and unreliable):

"I read that they came to Rome at the behest of Morrissey who, having seen a postcard of the city, specifically asked to play there: is it true?
This is what their agent confided to me, but I don't know if it was true or not. What is certain is that the concert was really special: they weren't on tour, they weren't around, so it was a unique event. And it is also difficult today to explain how peculiar it was. Today the concerts are scheduled a year earlier: I found myself putting up a Smiths live [ show ] in a week."

They also accidentally mixed up The Smiths' technical sheet with New Order's due to a...

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