Smiths Singles To be Reissued On Limited Edition Vinyl

Plus a special singles 'box' to come with two extra rare replicas

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The Smiths‘ ten singles released between 1983 and 1986 have been replicated for re-release on limited edition 7″ vinyl from November 10.

Starting with “Hand In Glove” and “This Charming Man”, the singles mastered from the original tapes and with replica sleeves, will be released in pairs over five weeks.

The release of “This Charming Man” coincides with the 25th anniversary of The Smiths first chart hit, as it entered on November 12, 1983.


As well as the individual, limited to 5000, singles, Rhino UK are also producing 10,000 special Singles Boxes on December 8- which will contain all ten singles plus two much rarer singles.

These are what was going to be the band’s original fourth single – “Still Ill” (which was pressed only as DJ promo “A” label) and was replaced by “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” and also the Dutch release of “The Headmaster Ritual.”

The full singles schedule is:


Released: November 10, 2008:
1. Hand in Glove (3:17) b/w: Handsome Devil (Live) (2:53)
2. This Charming Man (2:41) b/w: Jeane (3:02)

Released: November 17, 2008:
3. What Difference Does It Make? (3:51) b/w: Back To The Old House (3:04)
4. Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now (3:34) b/w: Suffer Little Children (5:27)

Released: November 24, 2008
5. William, It Was Really Nothing (2:10) b/w: Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (1:50)
6. How Soon Is Now? (3:41) b/w: Well I Wonder (4:00)

Released: December 1, 2008:
7. Shakespeare’s Sister (2:08) b/w: What She Said (3:08)
8. That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (4:58) b/w: Meat Is Murder (Live) (5:34)

Released: December 8, 2008:
9.The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (3:15) b/w: Asleep (4:10)
10. Bigmouth Strikes Again (3:12) b/w: Money Changes Everything (4:40)

Exclusive To The Singles’ Box:
Still Ill (3:20) b/w You’ve Got Everything Now (4:29)

Originally scheduled as the fourth single
Issued as DJ “A” Label promo R61DJ, Feb ’84.

The Headmaster Ritual (4:51) ** b/w Oscillate Wildly (3:26) Originally issued as Megadisc MD5295 (Holland), Jul.’85.

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