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{{Discobox
 
| Name = Strangeways, Here We Come
 
| Name = Strangeways, Here We Come
 
| Total Length = 36:37
 
| Total Length = 36:37
 
| Recorded = Spring 1987
 
| Recorded = Spring 1987
 
| Writer = Morrissey/Marr
 
| Writer = Morrissey/Marr
| Producer = The Smiths
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| Producer = [[Johnny Marr]]<br>[[Morrissey]]<br>[[Stephen Street]]
 
| Mastered =  
 
| Mastered =  
| Art = Elia Kazan
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| Art = Richard Davalos<br>"East Of Eden" (1955) by Elia Kazan
 
| Vinyl Etching = GUY FAWKES WAS A GENIUS
 
| Vinyl Etching = GUY FAWKES WAS A GENIUS
 
| Publisher = [[Rough Trade Records]] (UK)<br>[[Sire Records]] (US)
 
| Publisher = [[Rough Trade Records]] (UK)<br>[[Sire Records]] (US)
| Format =  Vinyl, CD
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| Format =  Vinyl, CD, Cassette
| Release = 28 September 1987
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| Release = 28 September 1987<br>3 April 2012 (remaster)
| Chart = UK #2
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| Chart = UK #2<br>US #55
 
| Type = Studio Album
 
| Type = Studio Album
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| ArtistType = The Smiths
 
| Previous = The Queen Is Dead
 
| Previous = The Queen Is Dead
 
| PreviousLink = The Queen Is Dead
 
| PreviousLink = The Queen Is Dead
 
| Next =  
 
| Next =  
 
| NextLink =  
 
| NextLink =  
| singlen = single n (only for albums)
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| single1 = Girlfriend In A Coma | image1 = Girlfriendinacoma.jpg
| imagen = image for single n (only for albums)
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| single2 = I Started Something I Couldn't Finish | image2 = I-Started-Something.jpg
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| single3 = Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me | image3 = Last_night_i_dreamt_12.jpg
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| single4 = Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before | image4 = Stop_me.jpg
 
}}
 
}}
  
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==Track list==
 
==Track list==
  
===UK CD Edition===
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===CD Edition===
[HMV CDCSD3787]
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UK - [Rough Trade ROUGHCD106]<br>
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US - [Sire 9 25649-2]
 
{{tracklist
 
{{tracklist
| 01 = The Headmaster Ritual
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| 01 = A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
| 01link = The Headmaster Ritual
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| 01link = A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
| 01-duration = 4:52 (Morrissey/[[Johnny Marr|Marr]])
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| 01-duration = 3:00 (Morrissey/[[Johnny Marr|Marr]])
| 02 = Rusholme Ruffians
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| 02 = I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
| 02link = Rusholme Ruffians
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| 02link = I Started Something I Couldn't Finish (single)
| 02-duration = 4:20 (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 02-duration = 3:47 (Morrissey/Marr)
| 03 = I Want The One I Can't Have
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| 03 = Death Of A Disco Dancer
| 03link = I Want The One I Can't Have
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| 03link = Death Of A Disco Dancer
| 03-duration = 3:14 (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 03-duration = 5:26 (Morrissey/Marr)
| 04 = What She Said
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| 04 = Girlfriend In A Coma
| 04link = What She Said
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| 04link = Girlfriend In A Coma (single)
| 04-duration = 2:42 (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 04-duration = 2:03 (Morrissey/Marr)
| 05 = That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
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| 05 = Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
| 05link = That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore (single)
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| 05link = Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before (single)
| 05-duration = 4:59 (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 05-duration = 3:32 (Morrissey/Marr)
| 06 = Nowhere Fast
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| 06 = Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
| 06link = Nowhere Fast
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| 06link = Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (single)
| 06-duration = 2:37 (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 06-duration = 5:03 (Morrissey/Marr)
| 07 = Well I Wonder
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| 07 = Unhappy Birthday
| 07link = Well I Wonder
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| 07link = Unhappy Birthday
| 07-duration = 4:00 (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 07-duration = 2:46 (Morrissey/Marr)
| 08 = Barbarism Begins At Home
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| 08 = Paint A Vulgar Picture
| 08link = Barbarism Begins At Home
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| 08link = Paint A Vulgar Picture
| 08-duration = 6:57 (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 08-duration = 5:35 (Morrissey/Marr)
| 09 = Meat Is Murder
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| 09 = Death At One's Elbow
| 09link = Meat Is Murder (song)
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| 09link = Death At One's Elbow
| 09-duration = 6:06 (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 09-duration = 2:01 (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 10 = I Won't Share You
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| 10link = I Won't Share You
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| 10-duration = 2:48 (Morrissey/Marr)
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
===Vinyl===
 
===Vinyl===
UK - [Rough Trade ROUGH81]<br>
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UK - [Rough Trade ROUGH106]<br>
US - [Sire 9 25269-1] <br>
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US - [Sire 9 25649-1] <br>
 
===== Side A =====
 
===== Side A =====
# [[The Headmaster Ritual]] – 4:52 (Morrissey/Marr)
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# [[A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours]] – 3:00 (Morrissey/Marr)
# [[Rusholme Ruffians]] – 4:20 (Morrissey/Marr)
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# [[I Started Something I Couldn't Finish (single)|I Started Something I Couldn't Finish]] – 3:47 (Morrissey/Marr)
# [[I Want The One I Can't Have]] – 3:14 (Morrissey/Marr)
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# [[Death Of A Disco Dancer]] – 5:26 (Morrissey/Marr)
# [[What She Said]] – 2:42 (Morrissey/Marr)
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# [[Girlfriend In A Coma (single)|Girlfriend In A Coma]] – 2:03 (Morrissey/Marr)
# [[That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore (single)|That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore]] – 4:59 (Morrissey/Marr)
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# [[Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before (single)|Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before]] – 3:32 (Morrissey/Marr)
  
 
===== Side B =====
 
===== Side B =====
# [[Nowhere Fast]] – 2:37 (Morrissey/Marr)
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# [[Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (single)|Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me]] – 5:03 (Morrissey/Marr)
# [[Well I Wonder]] – 4:00 (Morrissey/Marr)
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# [[Unhappy Birthday]] – 2:46 (Morrissey/Marr)
# [[Barbarism Begins At Home]] – 6:57 (Morrissey/Marr)
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# [[Paint A Vulgar Picture]] – 5:35 (Morrissey/Marr)
# [[Meat Is Murder (song)|Meat Is Murder]] – 6:06 (Morrissey/Marr)
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# [[Death At One's Elbow]] – 2:01 (Morrissey/Marr)
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# [[I Won't Share You]] – 2:48 (Morrissey/Marr)
  
===US CD Edition===
 
[Sire 9 25269-2]<br>
 
{{tracklist
 
| 01 = The Headmaster Ritual
 
| 01link = The Headmaster Ritual
 
| 01-duration = 4:52 (Morrissey/Marr)
 
| 02 = Rusholme Ruffians
 
| 02link = Rusholme Ruffians
 
| 02-duration = 4:20 (Morrissey/Marr)
 
| 03 = I Want The One I Can't Have
 
| 03link = I Want The One I Can't Have
 
| 03-duration = 3:14 (Morrissey/Marr)
 
| 04 = What She Said
 
| 04link = What She Said
 
| 04-duration = 2:42 (Morrissey/Marr)
 
| 05 = That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
 
| 05link = That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore (single)
 
| 05-duration = 4:59 (Morrissey/Marr)
 
| 06 = How Soon Is Now?
 
| 06link = How Soon Is Now? (single)
 
| 06-duration = 6:47 (Morrissey/Marr)
 
| 07 = Nowhere Fast
 
| 07link = Nowhere Fast
 
| 07-duration = 2:37 (Morrissey/Marr)
 
| 08 = Well I Wonder
 
| 08link = Well I Wonder
 
| 08-duration = 4:00 (Morrissey/Marr)
 
| 09 = Barbarism Begins At Home
 
| 09link = Barbarism Begins At Home
 
| 09-duration = 6:57 (Morrissey/Marr)
 
| 10 = Meat Is Murder
 
| 10link = Meat Is Murder (song)
 
| 10-duration = 6:06 (Morrissey/Marr)
 
}}
 
 
==Personnel==
 
==Personnel==
  
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* [[Andy Rourke]] - [[Bassists|Bass guitar]]
 
* [[Andy Rourke]] - [[Bassists|Bass guitar]]
 
* [[Mike Joyce]] - [[Drummers|Drums]]
 
* [[Mike Joyce]] - [[Drummers|Drums]]
* [[Producers|Producer]] - [[The Smiths]]
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* [[Producers|Producer]] - Johnny Marr
* Engineer - [[Stephen Street]]
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* Producer - Morrissey
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* Producer - [[Stephen Street]]
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Alt. cover art
THE SMITHS Studio Album
Name Strangeways, Here We Come
Release 28 September 1987
3 April 2012 (remaster)
Length 36:37
Recorded Spring 1987
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer Johnny Marr
Morrissey
Stephen Street
Art work Richard Davalos
"East Of Eden" (1955) by Elia Kazan
Vinyl Etching GUY FAWKES WAS A GENIUS
Publisher Rough Trade Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Format(s) Vinyl, CD, Cassette
Chart position UK #2
US #55
Studio Album chronology
The Queen Is Dead
Strangeways, Here We Come
Singles
Girlfriendinacoma.jpgI-Started-Something.jpgLast night i dreamt 12.jpgStop me.jpg

Information

Recording

Release

Track list

CD Edition

UK - [Rough Trade ROUGHCD106]
US - [Sire 9 25649-2]

  1. A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours – 3:00 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. I Started Something I Couldn't Finish – 3:47 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Death Of A Disco Dancer – 5:26 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Girlfriend In A Coma – 2:03 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before – 3:32 (Morrissey/Marr)
  6. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me – 5:03 (Morrissey/Marr)
  7. Unhappy Birthday – 2:46 (Morrissey/Marr)
  8. Paint A Vulgar Picture – 5:35 (Morrissey/Marr)
  9. Death At One's Elbow – 2:01 (Morrissey/Marr)
  10. I Won't Share You – 2:48 (Morrissey/Marr)

Vinyl

UK - [Rough Trade ROUGH106]
US - [Sire 9 25649-1]

Side A
  1. A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours – 3:00 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. I Started Something I Couldn't Finish – 3:47 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Death Of A Disco Dancer – 5:26 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Girlfriend In A Coma – 2:03 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before – 3:32 (Morrissey/Marr)
Side B
  1. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me – 5:03 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Unhappy Birthday – 2:46 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Paint A Vulgar Picture – 5:35 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Death At One's Elbow – 2:01 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. I Won't Share You – 2:48 (Morrissey/Marr)

Personnel

Discogs Information

Credits

  • Bass Guitar - Andy Rourke
  • Coordinator [Art] - Jo Slee
  • Drums - Mike Joyce
  • Engineer [Assistant] - Steve Williams (6)
  • Guitar, Piano, Music By - Johnny Marr
  • Lacquer Cut By - Tim Young
  • Layout - Caryn Gough
  • Other [Press] - Pat Bellis
  • Photography By - Stephen Wright (4)
  • Producer - Johnny Marr
  • Producer - Morrissey
  • Producer - Stephen Street
  • Voice, Words By, Sleeve - Morrissey
  • Written-By [All Songs Written By] - Johnny Marr
  • Written-By [All Songs Written By] - Morrissey

Notes

First pressing released with embossed titles on front sleeve and lyrics printed on a glossy picture liner.

Recorded at The Wool Hall, Bath, Spring 1987

℗ 1987 Rough Trade Records Ltd. © 1987 Warner Bros. Music Ltd.

Made in England

Images

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Recorded at The Wool Hall, Bath, spring 1987.

Silver disc version -> [r=7303556]

Made in France by MPO. MPO France Compact Disc moulded in plastic inner hub.

Images

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

3 panel inlay printed to one side only. Black cassette with smooth border. Black paper labels.

This version has a 'smooth' border to the cassette shell and a pale green backdrop to the cover tracklist and barcode on the backflap. A similar version, [r=974310], has a patterned cassette border and a beige background.

Recorded at The Wool Hall, Bath Spring 1987

Images

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Released with ocean green tinted embossed titles on front sleeve.

Images

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