• "Viva Hate" (remastered by Stephen Street) released (UK - April 2, 2012)

    Viva Hate, remastered by Stephen Street, is out now in the UK.






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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Not a great birthday present but there we are!

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    1. !Viva Hate! (Remastered)'s Avatar
      !Viva Hate! (Remastered) -
      I absolutely love the sound to this remaster. With the exception of "Treat Me Like A Human Being", each track has new layers brought more to the surface that you may have never noticed before. Ignore the bad sleeve design, omission of original tracks and elements, and lack of anything new to your ears and buy this album...for the second or third time!

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    1. Eric Hartman's Avatar
      Eric Hartman -
      Woohoooo! I can't wait to buy this!

      For the record, this will be the 27th time I will pay for Suedehead and Sunday.

      Go buy yourself another Jaguar Morrissey, the check is in the mail!

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    1. Thesmithsmorrissey's Avatar
      Thesmithsmorrissey -
      I still say this cover/typeface is a marked improvement over the original.

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    1. Eric Hartman's Avatar
      Eric Hartman -
      The perfect version of Viva Hate:

      1. "Alsatian Cousin"
      2. "Little Man, What Now?"
      3. "Everyday Is Like Sunday"
      4. “Sister, I’m a Poet”
      5. "Bengali in Platforms"
      6. "Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together"
      7. "Late Night, Maudlin Street" (full length version)
      8. "Suedehead"
      9. "Break Up the Family"
      10. "The Ordinary Boys"
      11. "Hairdresser on Fire"
      12. “Will Never Marry”
      13. “Disappointed”
      14. "Margaret on the Guillotine"

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    1. Thesmithsmorrissey's Avatar
      Thesmithsmorrissey -
      I think it's sad we now have to refer to LNMS as "the full-length version"

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    1. FROSTY's Avatar
      FROSTY -
      Quote Originally Posted by Thesmithsmorrissey View Post
      I think it's sad we now have to refer to LNMS as "the full-length version"

      ...AGREED... such a perplexing release, i can only assume that Morrissey wanted to excite fans buy re-re-re building this album in a handfull of years for a new record label that takes him on...

      " 30 year ANNIVERSARY! : NOW IN ORIGINAL FORM WITH EXTRA TRACKS! (2018) "

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    1. grant gauld's Avatar
      grant gauld -
      buying viva hate tomorrow morning : )))))

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    1. Andrew Dickson's Avatar
      Andrew Dickson -
      At least the sound quality sounds superb, MUCH better than both the original and 1997 version. Best 'remastering' i've heard in a long time.

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    1. CrystalGeezer's Avatar
      CrystalGeezer -
      Quote Originally Posted by !Viva Hate! (Remastered) View Post
      I absolutely love the sound to this remaster. With the exception of "Treat Me Like A Human Being", each track has new layers brought more to the surface that you may have never noticed before. Ignore the bad sleeve design, omission of original tracks and elements, and lack of anything new to your ears and buy this album...for the second or third time!
      Hey what's your opinion on what Street described at the "butchered" Maudlin Street? Does it work?

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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Here's a good way to compile your own "VIVA HATE" Deluxe Editon

      Use the 2012 Remaster
      Swap "Treat Me Like a Human Being" with "The Ordinary Boys" from the 1997 version
      After the original running order, add:

      "Hairdresser on Fire" (why first? It was part of the original 1988 U.S. Release) *
      "I Know Very Well How I Got My Name" *
      "Sister, I'm a Poet" (studio) *
      "Oh Well, I'll Never Learn" *
      "Disappointed" *
      "Will Never Marry" (full version) *
      "Treat Me Like A Human Being" (demo from 2012 release)
      "Striptease With a Difference" (taken from "Revelation")
      "I Know Very Well How I Got My Note Wrong"
      "Late Night Maudlin Street" (original version)

      I need to see if all of this fits on a single CD, but I bet it does...
      sank,

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    1. CrystalGeezer's Avatar
      CrystalGeezer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Here's a good way to compile your own "VIVA HATE" Deluxe Editon

      Use the 2012 Remaster
      Swap "Treat Me Like a Human Being" with "The Ordinary Boys" from the 1997 version
      After the original running order, add:

      "Hairdresser on Fire" (why first? It was part of the original 1988 U.S. Release) *
      "I Know Very Well How I Got My Name" *
      "Sister, I'm a Poet" (studio) *
      "Oh Well, I'll Never Learn" *
      "Disappointed" *
      "Will Never Marry" (full version) *
      "Treat Me Like A Human Being" (demo from 2012 release)
      "Striptease With a Difference" (taken from "Revelation")
      "I Know Very Well How I Got My Note Wrong"
      "Late Night Maudlin Street" (original version)

      I need to see if all of this fits on a single CD, but I bet it does...
      sank,
      What do the asstricks indicate?

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    1. billybu69's Avatar
      billybu69 -
      Up on spotify

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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      To all music lovers the world over,

      Can I just add say that for someone who only has this album on cassette - and now with no means of playing said tape whatsover - then I am quitehappy (to put it mildy) that the album has been reissued in CD-ROM format and remastered. I don't really care who remastered it currently because my akai cassette tape was great but I gave it to my brother complete with seperate amp, seperate record player and promptly never saw them again....

      Irrespective of the final tracklisting. I am happy. Ordinary boys - happy going nowhere except around here - sums up my estate or neighbourhood too. So I am happy to let it go - Preston's Ordinary Boys naming a 'band' after the track and so on has somewhat overshadowed that song as stated above. I do like the drumming throughout the album. It was a blessed release after hearing the drumming in The Smiths which truly dissapointed me for some years after the 2nd album being totally honest. Then again, that's another story and off-subject here.

      Back then in 198x, you have to feel sorry and sympathy for Morrissey. He had the hounds at EMI hanging over him for months. And he also had to release SOMETHING.

      Just what he did therefore - given The Smiths had just ended and the embers were black and smokey - was lovely and courageous with Viva Hate. Not just the released songs - which are fanstastic today and have amazing lyrics, but also the other song like Happy Lovers United, Dial a Cliche accoustic, Lifeguard saving my life and Oh Well' I'll Never Learn, Safe Warm Yorkshire Home and so on.... it's quite funny looking back. That speeding golf was too !

      I can remember when I received this album as it was an xmas present. Lovely,

      Strawberry.

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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Thesmithsmorrissey View Post
      I still say this cover/typeface is a marked improvement over the original.
      and you're still wrong.

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    1. FROSTY's Avatar
      FROSTY -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Here's a good way to compile your own "VIVA HATE" Deluxe Editon

      Use the 2012 Remaster
      Swap "Treat Me Like a Human Being" with "The Ordinary Boys" from the 1997 version
      After the original running order, add:

      "Hairdresser on Fire" (why first? It was part of the original 1988 U.S. Release) *
      "I Know Very Well How I Got My Name" *
      "Sister, I'm a Poet" (studio) *
      "Oh Well, I'll Never Learn" *
      "Disappointed" *
      "Will Never Marry" (full version) *
      "Treat Me Like A Human Being" (demo from 2012 release)
      "Striptease With a Difference" (taken from "Revelation")
      "I Know Very Well How I Got My Note Wrong"
      "Late Night Maudlin Street" (original version)

      I need to see if all of this fits on a single CD, but I bet it does...
      sank,

      WELL BUILT! before the demos I'd place 'NOTE Wrong' from Fact244+ somewhere ~Frost

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    1. FROSTY's Avatar
      FROSTY -
      Quote Originally Posted by FROSTY View Post
      WELL BUILT! before the demos I'd place 'NOTE Wrong' from Fact244+ somewhere ~Frost
      ...oops... I can't read LOL you did it

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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Sorry, asterisks indicate that you can find these songs on the very affordable and well-compiled Parlophone Singles 88-95 Collection 3 CD Set...

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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Not a great birthday present but there we are!
      What? It's absolutely superb sound quality, so much crisper and sharper in sound, quality re-mastering. I'm thrilled with it, Alsation Cousin is fantastic remastered!

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    1. Thesmithsmorrissey's Avatar
      Thesmithsmorrissey -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      and you're still wrong.
      No I'm not. You're wrong.

      Chew on that.

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