posted by davidt on Tuesday June 23 2009, @11:00AM
Ssalefish Comics writes:
The Smiths
Vinyl Reissues
LPs ONLY: £12.99 each

Re-issues of four classic studio albums 'Meat Is Murder', 'The Smiths', 'Strangeways, Here We Come' and 'The Queen Is Dead'.

Each features newly re-mastered audio by Frank Arkwright (overseen by Johnny Marr, no less) and the original sleeves, labels and original inner bags, pressed on high-quality 180 gram vinyl.

In addition, each comes with a unique redemption code enabling you to download the complete album as MP3 files.

Released 6th July 2009.
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Listing at recordstore.co.uk
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  • ...buy the Singles Box or hope that the CD reissues contain bonus tracks...? Anyone in the know?

    Anonymous -- Tuesday June 23 2009, @11:27AM (#334847)
  • Hmmmm, we'll see, but for now I have all the originals.

    It's getting quite stupid though.
    Hello Indie -- Tuesday June 23 2009, @11:38AM (#334848)
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  • between mp3 and FLAC? I don't mean to be super-nerdy about this but mp3s sound terrible and people who can hear the difference ought to have a choice.
    hureharehure -- Tuesday June 23 2009, @12:29PM (#334855)
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    • It's all in your head. by Anonymous (Score:0) Tuesday June 23 2009, @01:36PM
      • WAVS are higher fidelity, though by Anonymous (Score:0) Tuesday June 23 2009, @01:50PM
      • I don't really care what the tests say; I can hear a difference and I would rather have the one that sounds better to me. And I didn't/wouldn't say that it's impossible to enjoy music that technically-speaking sounds kind of crappy -- what I said was that people who are buying a new release ought to have a choice.
        hureharehure -- Tuesday June 23 2009, @01:54PM (#334867)
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      • Re:It's all in your head. by Anonymous (Score:1) Wednesday June 24 2009, @11:39AM
      • Ridiculous (Score:2, Interesting)

        I want to share something interesting I've found.

        During the leakage of "Years of Refusal," I burned the songs onto a CD and played it until I bought the official CD. There was a noticeable difference between the Mp3s and the official version -- bass was much more pronounced on the official CD, and sounded a lot cleaner. The burned CD sounded somewhat grainy for some reason.

        Unfortunately, I don't know if the Refusal leakage were 192 or not. Maybe someone who remembers can clear it up.

        The bottom line is that while it may haven't stopped my "enjoyment of the music," I've preferred the official CD since I've heard it. Mind you, I have a "budget" system -- nothing too spectacular (Cambridge Audio 640 CD Player).

        Anyway, the original poster simply wanted a choice between the two digital formats. There was no need for you to jump on him for it, sweetheart.
        Foster -- Wednesday June 24 2009, @01:54PM (#334931)
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        • Re:Ridiculous by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday June 24 2009, @02:48PM
    • I can't hear the difference myself... by ThePoet1745 (Score:1) Tuesday June 23 2009, @07:34PM
  • Remember the Smiths' LPs were re-issued on 10" vinyl already!
    Anonymous -- Tuesday June 23 2009, @01:03PM (#334860)
  • please?? :(

    Imports cost more..
    mcrickson -- Tuesday June 23 2009, @01:53PM (#334866)
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  • ... can't believe I'm the only one pedantic enough, thus far, to quote the "Re-issue! Re-package! Re-package!" line.

    It's usually wheeled out by now.

    I get a (tacky) badge, one hopes, for my efforts.
    Anonymous -- Tuesday June 23 2009, @02:05PM (#334868)
  • Just wondering if Morrissey's in on this; he must be? But I don't understand why releases are still pouring out, 'cause surely it means that every Smiths related item lines Gross and Rourke's pockets.

    None of them, especially Morrissey, aren't that desperate are they? Well, Apart from he other two desperado's that is.
    Hello Indie -- Tuesday June 23 2009, @03:24PM (#334871)
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  • Let the trolls scream "Reissue, Repackage" but a reissue of the Smiths' catalog on vinyl is loooong overdue! I bought all my Smiths CDs in the 80's and they are totally trashed. I put off buying new ones because I knew they'd be reissued with better sound eventually. Got into vinyl last year, but held off on buying people's old scratched LP's on eBay. 180 gram vinyl with remastered sound, woo-hoo! How can I be the only person here who is excited about that?!? Now if they'd just do the same with New Order and Moz's solo stuff!
    Anonymous -- Tuesday June 23 2009, @04:17PM (#334872)
    • Re:Finally!!! by fluke22 (Score:1) Tuesday June 23 2009, @10:14PM
      • Re:Finally!!! by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday June 24 2009, @04:44AM
      • Re:Finally!!! by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday June 24 2009, @05:59AM
  • project is useless

    you can find the originals still in shops or 2nd hand shops or a fair

    10 years ago every saturday there was a vinyl
    market stall which ebven had Smiths bootlegs,
    sadly me city changed too much into hitech and
    slam down the old and build new centre
    it has no soul anymore, only bricks and mortar
    Celibate Cry <[email protected]> -- Tuesday June 23 2009, @09:20PM (#334878)
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    • Re:this whole by Gin N Tonic Jil (Score:1) Wednesday June 24 2009, @07:31AM
  • It's a testament to their ongoing appeal. If re-issues were a measure of a bands success, then The Smiths would be No1! Yamaha
    Anonymous -- Tuesday June 23 2009, @10:21PM (#334883)
  • so it features newly re-mastered audio pressed on high-quality 180 gram vinyl. Why on earth would they be using the original sleeves, labels and original inner bags? :-)
    Anonymous -- Tuesday June 23 2009, @11:41PM (#334887)
    • We haven't seen anything decent in years and now all of a sudden we get first the Box vinyl edition, than the Box cd edition and now the studio albums reissued , remastered , repackaged .....and , according to some, the vinyl Box part 2 is on its way for Christmas maybe...It is always the : too much or nothing, no middle way.
      Cheers Moz
      Stoned -- Wednesday June 24 2009, @12:00AM (#334889)
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  • Maybe this release means that all of the Smiths albums will be released remastered on CD soon featuring bonus tracks.

    Fingers crossed.

    If these vinyl issues sell well that might be the case.
    Strutting Rooster -- Wednesday June 24 2009, @01:09AM (#334893)
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  • I bought all The Smiths albums on vinyl when they came out...but just the other week my girlfriend was in a north London charity shop when she phoned me up to say she'd found all the Smith's albums and many 12" singles for £20(the lot!) and should she buy them for me...
    Anonymous -- Wednesday June 24 2009, @01:32AM (#334894)
    • Re:Luck! by ManAlive (Score:1) Wednesday June 24 2009, @03:32AM
    • Re:Luck! by Celibate Cry (Score:1) Wednesday June 24 2009, @06:17AM
      • Re:Luck! by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday June 24 2009, @10:27AM
  • Doesn't it mean Mike will get Morrissey's part? If so, I'm not buying them.

    I wish Morrissey would put out a statement saying whether he supports this or not.
    hand in glove -- Wednesday June 24 2009, @06:52AM (#334909)
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  • Anyone else disgusted that the singles box is now available on CD, 6 months or so after wasting their money on Vinyl? It is the 21st Century after all! I also see a potential disturbing trend with the lack of original b-sides and vile remixes like that 'When Last I Spoke To Carol' one rearing its ugly head. Seems no one's told these record companies that there's a recession on, the bastards just carry on riding honest people who actually pay for their music. At least it hasn't reached U2 levels of extortion YET!!!
    MozzerAnt -- Wednesday June 24 2009, @07:32AM (#334914)
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  • thats great news ,it gives people a chance who never bought them,and as for the sound vinyl is excellent.
    Anonymous -- Wednesday June 24 2009, @08:09AM (#334916)
    • amen to that! by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday June 24 2009, @05:25PM
  • recordstoreco.uk's shipping price to europe only 23£ OMG! I will buy from some other place.
    Anonymous -- Wednesday June 24 2009, @08:36AM (#334917)
  • I recall Morrissey telling us ages back not to buy Smith's recordings because all the royalties were going to Joyce as penalty for him not settling up the court ruling.

    Has all the court business been finally been put to rest? Will Morrissey get his due out of these sales?

    someraincoatedlovers -- Wednesday June 24 2009, @08:40AM (#334918)
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