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There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (single)

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Rare French cover
Cover art
CD2 Cover art
THE SMITHS Single
Name There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Release January 1987 (French 7")
November 16, 1992 - Single[1]
June 16, 1986 - Original release on The Queen Is Dead
Total Length 4:02
4:25 (Take 1 demo)
Recorded September 1985
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer Morrissey & Johnny Marr
Stephen Street (Recording Engineer)
Art work 2 Sandie Shaw images
Unknown boy (French cover)
Vinyl Etching No matrix message
Publisher WEA (UK)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, CD, Cassette, Promo-only 12"
Chart position UK #25 (WEA release)
Single chronology
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Shoplifters Of The World Unite
Single WEA release chronology
How Soon Is Now? (WEA reissue)
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Ask (WEA reissue)

Information

Track list

7" Vinyl

France - [Rough Trade – 90299]

  1. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – 4:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Half A Person – 3:35 (Morrissey/Marr)

7" Vinyl

UK - [WEA YZ0003]

  1. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – 4:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Handsome Devil (live) – 2:53 (Morrissey/Marr)

CD Single 1

UK - [WEA YZ0003CD1]

  1. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – 4:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Hand In Glove (live) – 2:48 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (live) – 5:04 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Money Changes Everything – 4:38 (Marr)

CD Single 2

UK - [WEA YZ0003CD2]

  1. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – 4:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Hand In Glove (featuring Sandie Shaw) – 2:59 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. I Don't Owe You Anything (featuring Sandie Shaw) – 4:04 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Jeane (featuring Sandie Shaw) – 2:50 (Morrissey/Marr)

Lyrics

Take me out tonight
where there's music and there's people
who are young and alive
driving in your car
I never never want to go home
because I haven't got one
anymore
take me out tonight
because I want to see people
and I want to see lights
driving in your car
oh please don't drop me home
because it's not my home, it's their home
and I'm welcome no more
and if a double-decker bus
crashes into us
to die by your side
such a heavenly way to die
and if a ten ton truck
kills the both of us
to die by your side
the pleasure and the privilege is mine
take me out tonight
oh take me anywhere, I don't care
and in the darkened underpass
I thought Oh, God, my chance has come at last
(but then a strange fear gripped me and I just couldn't ask)
take me out tonight
take me anywhere, I don't care
just driving in your car
I never want to go home
because I haven't got one
I haven't got one

Music Video

Credits

Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 41

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Play count (Morrissey concert): 171

Morrissey live history:

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Morrissey live history - played in concert twice:

Appears On

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Cover Versions

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References And Notes

  1. The Smiths Discography compiled by Stephane Daigle. It May All End Tomorrow. Retrieved from [1].

Mentioned In

Discogs Information

Credits

  • Bass Guitar - Andy Rourke
  • Coordinator [Art] - Jo Slee
  • Drums - Mike Joyce
  • Guitar, Music By - Johnny Marr
  • Layout - Slim Smith (2)
  • Producer - Johnny Marr
  • Producer - Morrissey
  • Sleeve, Voice, Words By - Morrissey

Notes

Released with the Virgin logo only and barcode printed on the top left corner of the rear. Also issued with a different rear print and matrices. Copies were also distributed as promotional.

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Discogs information (additional release)

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

[Cover backside] Photograph © London Features The copyright in this sound recording and artwork is owned by Warner Music U.K. Ltd. A Time Warner Company.

[CD] 1 & 4 ℗ 1986 Warner Music U.K. Ltd. 2 & 3 ℗ 1987 Warner Music U.K. Ltd. 4 © 1992 Warner Music U.K. Ltd.

[Inlay] Tracks 2 and 3 recorded […] at Brixton Academy, Dec. [12,] 1986

[Sticker on front] THE SMITHS THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT Contains rare and unreleased tracks Part 1 of a 2 [url=/release/490548]CD[/url] Set YZ 0003 CD 1

Note: "Hand in Glove" (track 2) actually is the live version from 29 June 1983, not from December 1986 as incorrectly credited on the inlay.


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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Front Photograph © Rex Features Inside Photograph © London Features 1 ℗ 1986 Warner Music U.K. Ltd. 2, 3 & 4 ℗ 1984 Pulsacre Ltd. © 1992 Warner Music U.K. Ltd. The copyright in this sound recording and artwork is owned by Warner Music U.K. Ltd. A Time Warner Company.

Note (1): Comes with a round sticker on front reading: THE SMITHS THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT CD 2 Limited Edition This double CD box contains part 2 of a 2 CD set Featuring SANDIE SHAW YZ 0003 CD 2

Note (2): CD comes in a Double-CD case. Instead of the 2nd CD the media tray holds a CD-shaped cardboard reading: “THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT” [url=/release/388651]CD 1[/url] Available Separately The first CD single features the previously unreleased “Hand in Glove” (live) and the rare tracks “Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others" (live) and “Money Changes Everything”. YZ0003CD1 4509-91152-2

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

2 part fold out inlay printed to one side only. Black plastic cassette with silver on-body print.

Handsome Devil recorded live at the Hacienda, Manchester in 1983.

1 ℗ 1986 Warner Music U.K. Ltd. 2 ℗ 1983 Warner Music U.K. Ltd. A Time Warner Company The copyright in this sound recording and artwork is owned by Warner Music U.K. Ltd.

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