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This is big news in my world. Soundsville Paul, hitherto off-radar, has surfaced and seeded a cassette of the Troy Tate sessions taken straight from the master.

It's a big upgrade on anything I've heard before.

Troy Tate Recordings Complete -

...I'm sure most people here know the background of this, but just in case...

The Smiths recorded demos at Decibel Studios and Drone Studios in 1982, then signed to Rough Trade then recorded a couple of singles in Strawberry Studios. For the first album, Rough Trade hired Troy Tate to produce and recorded the album in Elephant Studios. Despite completing the album the band weren't happy with the sound and re-recorded the whole album again in London with John Porter producing.

A few official tracks of that first Troy Tate album have been released, but most of it hasn't. On bootlegs, various mixes of these sessions have been released....
Tom Dunne interviewed Mary Coughlan today on Today FM for a piece called "My Life in Music" and at the end he mentioned that off air she had said she may be doing a duet with Morrissey....after which he played The More You Ignore Me The Closer I's hoping, at least confirms new tunes are more than likely in the offing :thumb:

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Following the news from the "Front Row" Radio 4 interview, some additional coverage:

Link posted by Nats1977 in the forums (original post):

Smiths bidding war hinges on 'classic' status - The Independent
Publishers battle to bag Morrissey memoir

Link from Andrew:

Morrissey confirms he's finished his autobiography -
The book will be out within a year, former Smiths man says

Link posted by WhalleyRange in the forums (original post):...
Interesting comment from Bernard Butler, ex-Suede, in this month's Mojo. Referring to his dis-interest in re-unions he says:

I've no idea how well Bernard knows Moz or Johnny, but it's interesting that he reckons Moz could be so easily persuaded to get up on stage with Andy and Mike again.
cesar p. martinez writes:

Many Spanish bands like Second, Tachenko, Sr. Nadie, Big City or El Gel de Onán will play their favourite Smiths songs at Joy Eslava, a famous club in Madrid. You can buy your tickets at (15,oo €) You can find more information at
Update Apr. 30, 2011, 4:05PM PT:

Reminder: interview to air Saturday, Apr. 30 at 3:00PM BBC Radio 2. Post your reports in the comments section below.

Boyd Hilton just tweeted:


The dream scenario is happening (barring last-minute withdrawal): Morrissey on @radioleary's show,...
Johnny Marr:

"...The Smiths put out 'Shoplifters Of The World Unite' in these plastic carrier bags that said "shoplifter" on it as a stylistic joke against HMV, really, but that ended up putting that record in the red, and there was quite a few things that happened like that..."

from: Johnny Marr - Record Store Day Is A Celebration - Johnny Marr's official web blog