Johnny Marr remasters entire Smiths back catalogue for new special editions

Remastered versions of their eight releases will come out on September 26

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The Smiths are to release remastered versions of their eight albums on September 26.

The reissues, which have been put together under the supervision of guitarist Johnny Marr, have been digitally remastered from their original tapes.

The albums set for release include the band’s four studio LPS, 1984’s self-titled album, 1985’s ‘Meat Is Murder’, 1986’s ‘The Queen Is Dead’ and their final studio album ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’, which came out in 1987.


The band’s 1988 live album ‘Rank’ and compilations ‘Hatful Of Hollow’, which came out in 1984, 1987’s ‘The World Won’t Listen’ and ‘Louder Than Bombs’ are also being reissued.

Marr said of the reissues, which will be released on both CD and 12″ vinyl, “I’m very happy that the remastered versions of The Smiths albums are finally coming out. I wanted to get them sounding right and remove any processing so that they now sound as they did when they were originally made. I’m pleased with the results.”

The albums will also be released in a super-deluxe version, which will be individually numbered and strictly limited to 3000 copies only. This version will include all eight releases on both CD and 12″, 25 7″ singles, rare and deleted artwork, a DVD of the band’s music videos and eight high-quality 12″ prints of the album sleeves as well as a large poster.

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