Friday, June 10, 2011

The Smiths - Demos & Outtakes (FLAC)

The Smiths - Demos & Outtakes

Original Stereo LP transfer Ripped from a first play of the original bootleg 2 X LP:
Rega P25 / RB300 / Super Elys -> Pro-Ject Phono Box SE Pre Amp -> Apogee Duet -> Mac


01. Reel Around The Fountain (July 1983, Troy Tate final version)
02. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (October 1983, John Porter monitor mix)
03. This Night Has Opened My Eyes (June 1984, unreleased studio recording)
04. Rusholme Ruffians (July 1984, John Porter first take)
05. I Misses You (December 1984, instrumental)
06. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (September 1985, take 1, early lyric)
07. The Queen Is Dead (Fall 1985, original unedited version)
08. Frankly, Mr Shankly (November 1985, Stephen Street 'trumpet' take)
09. Ask (June 1986, early take)
10. Is It Really So Strange? (June 1986, unreleased studio recording)
11. Shoplifters Of The World Unite (December 1986, instrumental)
12. Sheila Take A Bow (January 1987, John Porter original version)
13. Girlfriend In A Coma (January 1987, early take)
14. Death Of A Disco Dancer (April 1987, first take)
15. Paint A Vulgar Picture (April 1987, early take)
16. Heavy Track (April 1987, instrumental)
17. How Soon Is Now? (Italian 12", studio outtake version) (Bonus Track)

Fans of The Smiths are reveling with the appearance of a bootleg LP featuring 16 unreleased studio outtakes, including the scrapped original recording of “Sheila Take A Bow,” a reggae-like take on “Girlfriend In A Coma” and two previously unheard instrumentals.
The vinyl album — a 2LP set called 'Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals', which a fan ripped and posted to the forums is a treasure trove of rare material, much of it never-before-heard, from a group notorious for barely releasing anything outside of its original albums and singles.


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