• "The Smiths -- Complete" Super Deluxe Collectors Box from Rhino, limited to 3000 (estimated shipping Oct. 3, 2011)

    Update (July 27, 9:10AM PT):
    Link is back up with additional details and images. Info on the CD and vinyl boxsets have been posted also.


    The Smiths Complete (CD Boxset), Mon 26 Sep 2011 - £34.99
    The Smiths Complete (Vinyl Boxset), Mon 03 Oct 2011 - £149.99


    Update (July 27, 7:35AM PT):
    As noted by several in the comments section, the links to the item have been removed from the Rhino site.


    Sorry if this has been talked about/posted already. I received this little nugget today from a friend, looks very interesting, but the price (£249) scares me away:

    http://www.rhino.co.uk/thesmithscomplete.htm




    Also listed in the ad are vinyl boxsets (limited to 1000) and CD boxsets


    Link posted by The Seeker of Good Songs (original post):
    ‘The Smiths — Complete’ box set: 8 albums on vinyl, CD; plus 25 7-inch singles, DVD - Slicing Up Eyeballs
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The Smiths-Complete Super Deluxe Collectors Box? started by Biggoof009 View original post
    Comments 77 Comments
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Re-issue, Re-package, Re-package!!
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      can someone rip this :P ?
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Re-issue, Re-package, Re-package!!
      Hopefully they will not just turn up the volume and brickwall the songs like on many remasters these days. If the engineer is given freedom to do his job and isn't pressured by the label, these will be sonically amazing.
    1. Buzzetta's Avatar
      Buzzetta -
      Not even for $250 American US Dollars. Cannot justify that at all.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Buzzetta View Post
      Not even for $250 American US Dollars. Cannot justify that at all.
      But its the Smiths...
    1. Guernie's Avatar
      Guernie -
      I'm game for it !
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      The Marr /Arkright mastering is total brickwalled shite on the 2008 set . I expect nothing more than the same from this.
    1. celibate's Avatar
      celibate -
      sure Morrissey will anounce on TTY not to buy it
    1. celibate's Avatar
      celibate -
      Quote Originally Posted by Guernie View Post
      I'm game for it !

      me too, if they remastered all singles/albums who will be avaible by code
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Simply not worth the money. Ridiculously over-priced for a few CD's. We all own every album in this collection, so what's the point? We are not getting anything new here in terms of material. From the internet over the years there is an album worth of rarities, outtakes, different mixes and so on which would far outweigh this stuff. Then there is the Troy Tate sessions, and Oxford Apollo gig, unedited Kilburn 'Rank' gig, you could throw in the early Hacienda shows, Spanish TV specials and gigs, derby assembly rooms, TV interviews and UK appearances. As I said, most serious collectors already have this stuff but it would be nice to have it all put together professionally as a package. We've been asking for years.
    1. Dave2006's Avatar
      Dave2006 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Simply not worth the money. Ridiculously over-priced for a few CD's. We all own every album in this collection, so what's the point? We are not getting anything new here in terms of material. From the internet over the years there is an album worth of rarities, outtakes, different mixes and so on which would far outweigh this stuff. Then there is the Troy Tate sessions, and Oxford Apollo gig, unedited Kilburn 'Rank' gig, you could throw in the early Hacienda shows, Spanish TV specials and gigs, derby assembly rooms, TV interviews and UK appearances. As I said, most serious collectors already have this stuff but it would be nice to have it all put together professionally as a package. We've been asking for years.
      This is one of the most sensible anonymous posts I've ever read. Agreed 100%. The extras listed would be fantastic - come on M&M, agree to it!

      Dave
    1. celibate's Avatar
      celibate -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave2006 View Post
      This is one of the most sensible anonymous posts I've ever read. Agreed 100%. The extras listed would be fantastic - come on M&M, agree to it!

      Dave
      you forget 1 thing, royalties, courtcase and a drummer

      on thatr's 3 but 1 person gonna benefit that goes against Morrissey ands definately
      Marr's wishes too

      but indeed, there's lots of good stuff out there to be released
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      The last time I ordered a similar box I got home and found a message by Morrissey that urged me not to buy it. The only good thing about it is that I got the singles finally in proper chronology in my head and finally understood what the Smiths were really about, because before it had all just been one big blend of the whole Smiths and Morrissey catalogue in my head, because I had bought compilations and albums without any system behind. Imagine you were unemployed for seven years and then have the chance to get your message out to the world at least as it looks once or twice. What do you do? What is the most pressing topic that you want to sing about?

      Those who already own everything, well, the discussion has been going on for years now and yet there have been numerous youngsters who like me of elder age did not own everything yet. The hard copies ARE an essential part to understand what it is all about as well as the background reading. Simple knowledge of language won't do. Even though right from the start I did know that there was something strange about his lyrics and did not think that he'd be singing of himself and people, who call themselves true fans, seriously walk around claiming that they are like this. Read this website and you'll find them. Don't complain, they are right there in the songs.
    1. Davidikus's Avatar
      Davidikus -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Re-issue, Re-package, Re-package!!
      You missed the important bit, perhaps: re-evaluate the songs? Isn't that the whole point of remastering?
      £30 per album is extortionate. Hopefully, it will be possible to buy the *remastered* CDs separately, at a more reasonable price later on. (I care very little about the artwork, to be fair!)
    1. deco105's Avatar
      deco105 -
      The link doesn't seem to work for me, already pulled off?
    1. peptastic's Avatar
      peptastic -
      Quote Originally Posted by Davidikus View Post
      You missed the important bit, perhaps: re-evaluate the songs? Isn't that the whole point of remastering?
      £30 per album is extortionate. Hopefully, it will be possible to buy the *remastered* CDs separately, at a more reasonable price later on. (I care very little about the artwork, to be fair!)
      I hope so too. I have all the albums but not all the extras.
      I can't afford the set as a whole.

      They could release them at seperate times like the cure did for their reissues.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      I don't think some of you complaining about the price have actually read the details carefully. Yes, it's a little overpriced (isn't everything nowadays), but you get 8 albums on vinyl AND on CD and 25 7" singles, plus DVD and some nice photos. That's easily over £250 quids worth of stuff if you went out and collected it all separately. Not suggesting it's a bargain or anything but you more or less get your money's worth out of it. Naturally it's not what the fans are looking for - I assume most people would really want a box set full of unreleased stuff, and that's going to be a long, long wait.
    1. ToDieByYourSide's Avatar
      ToDieByYourSide -
      Quote Originally Posted by peptastic View Post
      I hope so too. I have all the albums but not all the extras.
      I can't afford the set as a whole.

      They could release them at seperate times like the cure did for their reissues.
      Look at the bottom under "Also Available" Looks like you can just get the CD's.
    1. Buzzetta's Avatar
      Buzzetta -
      Maybe they only made 3,000 of them because they know that they may even have a hard time finding 3,000 people willing to pay for this much for what essentially is the same music presented in three different ways. (Vinyl, CD, Digital.) Someone like me? I cannot remember the last time I put a CD in the player and I could not even tell you where to buy a turn table let alone play vinyl.
    1. MozzerAnt's Avatar
      MozzerAnt -
      Vile extortion! Let's hope the dead link means this release is not going to see the light of day.