The Smiths [Vinyl]

By , June 2, 2010 5:24 pm

The Smiths

  • 1984 Warner

Vinyl LP pressing. Newly re-mastered audio by Frank Arkwright (overseen by Johnny Marr, no less) and packaged in the original sleeves with original labels and original inner bags, pressed on high-quality 180 gram vinyl! This absolutely classic album from the Manchester quartet was originally released in 1984. Though the band only lasted four years as a recording unit, their influence can still be seen, heard and felt more than two decades after they officially split up. Rhino.

Rating: (out of 2 reviews)

List Price: $ 24.98

Price: $ 18.87

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2 Responses to “The Smiths [Vinyl]”

  1. R. Taylor says:

    Another record, reviewed by R. Taylor – The Smiths [Vinyl]
    I’ve listened to this album countless times, but always on compact disc as it was originally pressed, so it’s a real treat to hear a high quality vinyl remaster. The packaging is top notch, with a nice heavy sleeve. The 180g vinyl record is enclosed in an anti-static sleeve and a 100% replica of the original liner notes is also included.

    The benefits of the remaster are heard instantly on Reel Around the Fountain and are also a total joy on the lulling strums of “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle”. The rest of the album sounds equally brilliant. My system is no audiophile setup, but the improvement in the sound of this record is obvious.

    The omission of “This Charming Man” may annoy some, but honestly, it’s already been remastered on the last singles comp, was reissued on vinyl as a 12″ single in the 90’s, and… well, I really wouldn’t expect it to be on this UK import since it didn’t appear on the UK version of the album. However, if Rhino plans to release these excellent remasters on CD, I’d love to see a complete US version.

  2. Craig Helms says:

    Another record, reviewed by Craig Helms – The Smiths [Vinyl]
    As Churchbat already wrote in his review, this LP is sadly missing “This Charming Man.” The sound quality is superb, though, so I give it 3 stars.

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