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The Smiths YT/Rhino: "Top Of The Pops Performances, HD Remastered Videos + Competition" (July 6, 2020)

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"Follow The Smiths and the 'The Smiths Best Of' playlist on Spotify and be entered for a chance to win a set of LPs, ‘Rank’, ‘Hatful Of Hollow’, ‘Louder Than Bombs’ and ‘The World Won't Listen’."

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Via promotional email.

Omega Auctions: Geoff Travis items now listed - many amazing rarities up for grabs

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Well, the grapevine was right.
Omega have some wonderful stuff from the Travis archive. (search Geoff Travis, 60 items)

Here's some goodies (more posted in the Geoff Travis Rough Trade archive media album):

THE SMITHS 1986 TOUR POSTER CELLULOID. An original celluloid used in the creation of the poster for The Smiths dates at Glasgow, Newcastle and Salford in July 1986. Measures 16 x 21.5". Provenance: from Geoff Travis' Rough Trade archive.


THE SMITHS BARCELONA POSTER. An original poster for The Smiths at Studio 54, Barcelona. Measures 16 x 24". NM condition. Provenance: from Geoff Travis' Rough Trade archive.


'This Charming Man' video upgraded into HD for the first time

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Another old Smiths video upgraded, as posted on the official Facebook page. Total speculation, but I wonder if we might get a 'Complete Picture' reissue on blu ray at some point?

Comparison video here:

Full video here:

Ricky Gervais on those who don't play The Smiths for political reasons

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Free speech Warrior

Excerpt from Ricky Gervais's Twitter Live on Wednesday, link posted by Famous when dead (original post).

Related item:

"Hand In Glove" #10 in Rolling Stone's "The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time"

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Shoplifterromo sends the link:

#10 "Hand In Glove, The 100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time - Rolling Stone


“To me, the two-minute-ten-second single was power,” Morrissey told Rolling Stone in 1986, recalling his prefame days of obsessive music fandom. “It was blunt, to the point.” The Smiths proved themselves masters of the form right out of the gate. With its striking fade-in intro, slashing drums, reel-’round-the-cemetery harmonica, and Johnny Marr’s searing jangle, “Hand in Glove” was an anthem of loneliness and disaffection that touched a communal nerve, launching an astonishing run of U.K. hits for the band. As Morrissey recalled in his memoir, “The release of ‘Hand in Glove’ told me, at least, that I existed.” J.D.

Recreating The Smiths' 'The Queen is Dead' drum sound - Reverb

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Video from Reverb:

A Smiths guide to covid-19 response

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Credit to u/harrynyc via reddit.


The Smiths ~ "This Charming Man" 4K?

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This was posted on The Smiths 'official' YouTube channel this past Thursday. Apologies if this was posted previously, í never saw it.

It says it's available in 4K, which is clearly bollocks, as it's BBC videotape which is probably barely HD, let alone UHD.
But still a nice clean, 'live' version. Unlike the 'Complete Picture' version.


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