Smiths 2011 remasters to be released on individual CDs (UK - Mar. 26, 2012)

The Smiths’ 2011 remasters to be released individually on CD in the U.K. this month - Slicing Up Eyeballs

If you didn’t buy The Smiths’ career-spanning Complete box set last year because you’d rather cherry pick which albums to get, you’re in luck: Later this month, Rhino Records will release, in the U.K., standalone CD editions of each title in the set — all four of the band’s studio album, plus three compilations and a live album.

According to online U.K. music retailers, March 26 will see the 2011 remasters of The Smiths, Meat Is Murder, The Queen Is Dead and Strangeways, Here We Come, plus compilations Hatful Of Hollow, The World Won’t Listen and Louder Than Bombs, and the live Rank, all released on individual CDs. Rhino has not announced U.S. release plans for the separate titles.

The Smiths’ catalog was remastered by guitarist Johnny Marr and engineer Frank Arkwright from “the original tape sources” for the Complete box set, which came in CD-only, vinyl-only and CD-and-vinyl configurations. It’s not clear whether there are plans to release individual vinyl versions of in addition to the CDs; some of the Smiths albums were reissued on vinyl in 2009.
 
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Re: Article: Smiths 2011 remasters to be released on individual CDs (UK - Mar. 26, 20

Any chance this will have a different mastering (ie. better) than the box set?
 

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That explains why the CD's in the boxset had their own unique catalog numbers and UPC's.
 
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Re: Article: Smiths 2011 remasters to be released on individual CDs (UK - Mar. 26, 20

Any chance this will have a different mastering (ie. better) than the box set?

OH come on. Marr's remastering wasn't an audiophile masterpiece but it wasn't that bad. Not perfect, had its flaws, but not terrible.

If you want terrible mastering, I suggest you look at the Cure and R.E.M.'s last two albums. Excessively loud and clipped to death. "4:13 Dream" by the Cure is the worst CD I've ever heard -- sonically speaking. Anything above volume level "2" is unlistenable.
 

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